UEFA player of the year date and live telecast in India, as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Virgil Van Dijk set to vie for the title.
After long season of spectacular performances by Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Virgil Van Dijk, the UEFA will declare the player of the year on Thursday.
As usual Messi and Ronaldo are once again in the final three but this time Van Dijk has achieved the 3rd berth to contest for the award. Last time, Luka Modric was able to grab the award, will Van Dijk be able to keep it away from both?
Lionel Messi has been spectacular this season, and definitely it was one of his best seasons, as the Argentine International played a huge role in Barcelona’s campaign this summer.
Virgil van Dijk is up against Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for Uefa's Men's Player of the Year award.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 28, 2019
The 32-year-old superstar amassed 54 goals in 58 games across all competitions to validate his nomination. On the other hand, Ronaldo had an average season according to his standard, many even questioned his inclusion in the top-3 of this award and as well of FIFA player of the year.
However, Ronaldo’s season was still a season of a lifetime for many players, the Portuguese International helped his nation to win the UEFA League of nations, and meanwhile, managed to score 31 goals in 47 games for both club and country.
Van Dijk cannot boast his score tally due to his position’s constraints. However, the Dutch International has something incredible in his name. Van Dijk has not been dribbled past in 49 games in the Premier League.
Moreover, the Dutch defender played a crucial role in Liverpool’s triumph over the Champions League title after 14 years. Surely, Van Dijk’s defensive display has certainly made him the best defender in the world, as one can doubt that his feat will be ever repeated.
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) August 27, 2019
With all the unbelievable stats present in front of us, the UEFA will declare, who made the cut to be the best player of the Europe. It will be announced alongside the group stage draw of the upcoming edition of the Champions League.
Date: 29th August
Telecast: The telecast of the Champions League draw and UEFA player of the year will be live streamed on UEFA’s official website. Indian audience can view it on Sony Network and Sony Liv.
Time: 9:30 PM IST