UEFA announces 3 candidates of the year: Messi shortlisted! Or 3rd election, PK Tinting Haaland
On the evening of August 17, Beijing time, UEFA officially announced three candidates for the best player of last season, the candidates are Messi, Haaland and De Bruyne. Among them, De Bruyne and Haaland won the treble (Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup) with Manchester City last season, and both are the absolute core of the team.
Messi, who has bid farewell to the European League, was selected because he led Argentina to the championship at the World Cup in Qatar at the end of last year. The 36-year-old Messi previously won the UEFA Player of the Year award twice in his previous career in 2010-11 and 2014-15, behind Cristiano Ronaldo three times. The award began in the 2010-11 season, and the first winner was Messi. De Bruyne and Haaland, on the other hand, have never won the honor before.
In addition, UEFA has also officially announced the candidate for last season's best coach. These are last season's Champions League winners and runners-up manager Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Inter's Inzaghi Junior, while the other is Spalletti, who helped Napoli win Serie A last season. UEFA officials said the final winners will be announced at the Champions League draw on August 31.
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