Uefa announced the winners of the 2018/19 Player of the Year awards during Thursday’s Champions League group stage draw.
Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has been named the winner of the UEFA Player of the Year beating Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo to the award. However, Messi won the Best Forward, while Alisson Becker was handed the Best Goalkeeper award.
All the UEFA player of the year winners
- UEFA Player of The Year - Virgil Van Dijk
- Best goalkeeper: Alisson Becker
- Best defender: Virgil Van Dijk
- Best midfielder: Frenkie de Jong
- Best forward: Lionel Messi