Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk just pipped Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the UEDA Player if the Year Award. What a season he has had. Richly deserved by the Dutchman and he’s the 1st Defender to get this award. The Champions League draws got underway for the Group Stage of UCL 2019-20 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. The season awards were also presented as Messi, Ronaldo and Van Dijk appeared. Virgil van Dijk Breaks the Streak of Ronaldo & Messi to win UEFA Player of the Year.
So, England’s Lucy Bronze has been named the Uefa Women’s Player of the Year, while Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk took the Men’s award.
Virgil van Dijk Breaks the Streak of Ronaldo & Messi to win UEFA Player of the Year
The Towering defender has been a divulgence for Liverpool since joining from Southampton in January 2018 in a £75m deal. However, he was an Integral Part of Liverpool’s campaign of winning the Champions League 2018-19. Surprisingly, the Tall Guy is the first defender to win this award and Break the Streak of GOAT’s of the game Messi and Ronaldo.
“I need to thank my teammates, as without them I would not have achieved what I have achieved. It’s been a long road and it’s part of my journey. I’m very proud to get this trophy. It’s a credit to everyone who has helped me,” Van Dijk says after winning.
Another Massive Achievement from Van Dijk as Liverpool’s Towering Defender named the Best Defender of 2018-19 Season.
Defender Bronze beat Lyon team-mates Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry to the award. She is the first English winner of the honor. Bronze was unable to attend Thursday’s awards ceremony, as she was appearing for England against Belgium in a friendly in Leuven.
Uefa Champions League Draws for 2019-20
The headline group is Group F where Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, and Inter Milan are paired together. Real Madrid is set for a Blockbuster clash with PSG in Group A. Meanwhile, Group B sees Bayern up against Tottenham, Olympiakos, and Crvena. Defending Champions Liverpool Start against Napoli, Genk, and Salzburg.
Here are the details of the Group Stages!
Top-Notch Awards of the Season
Alisson Becker wins the Goalkeeper of the Season 2018/19. He won the UCL with Liverpool in his very first season, as the Liverpool Claimed their sixth European title.
Frankie de Jong
New Barcelona Recruit Frankie de Jong is the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season for orchestrating a Brilliant Campaign for Ajax.
No Surprise There as the Little Magician and Probably one of the Best Player of all time won the Best Forward of 2018-19 Champions League Campaign.