Modrić, Ronaldo and Salah up for Player of the Year for UEFA

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UEFA has announced the names of the nominees shortlisted for the 2017/18 UEFA Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year Awards. The accolades will be presented at the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony, which will take place in Monaco on Thursday 30 August.
For the men’s award, the shortlist of three players was selected by a jury composed of 80 coaches of the clubs which participated in the group stages of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, together with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, representing each of UEFA’s member associations.
The coaches and journalists were requested to select a shortlist of three players by allocating respectively five points, three points and one point to each of them. The final result was based on the total number of votes cast by the coaches and the journalists. The coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own team.
The UEFA Player of the Year awards complement the four  UEFA Champions League positional awards, which will crown the best Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder, Forward of the 2017/18 Champions  league season,  , and which will also be presented during the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 30 August.
The three players who received the most points overall following the conclusion of the voting, in alphabetical order, are: Luka Modrić (Croatia – Real Madrid CF), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal – Real Madrid CF, now at Juventus), Mohamed Salah (Egypt – Liverpool FC).
The results of the players who made up the rest of the top 10 are:
The three-man shortlist
Meet the Men’s Player of the Year nominees
Luka Modrić (Real Madrid and Croatia)
A UEFA Champions League winner, a FIFA World Cup runner-up and recipient of the FIFA Golden Ball. 
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus and Portugal)
A UEFA Champions League winner for a record fifth time and UEFA Champions League top scorer for the sixth campaign running. 
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt)
A UEFA Champions League runner-up and a multiple record breaker in his first term at Liverpool. 
The rest of the top ten
4. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético & France) – 72 points
5. Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina) – 55 points
6. Kylian Mbappé (Paris & France) – 43 points
7. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City & Belgium) – 28 points
8. Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid & France) – 23 points
9. Eden Hazard (Chelsea & Belgium) – 15 points
10.  Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid & Spain) – 12 points

For the women’s
 For the women’s award, the shortlist of three players was selected by a jury composed of the coaches of the 12 highest-ranked teams in the latest UEFA women’s national team rankings, together with the coaches of the 8 clubs which participated in the quarter-finals of the 2017/18 UEFA Women’s Champions League. Twenty journalists specialised in women’s football and selected by the ESM group are also part of the jury.
Similarly to the men’s accolade, coaches and journalists were requested to select a shortlist of three players by allocating respectively five points, three points and one point to each of them. The final result was based on the total number of votes cast by the coaches and the journalists. The coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own team.
The three players who received the most points overall from this voting procedure, in alphabetical order, are: Pernille Harder (Denmark – VfL Wolfsburg), Ada Hegerberg(Norway – Olympique Lyonnais), Amandine Henry (France – Olympique Lyonnais).
The results of the players who made up the rest of the top 10 areQ
Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg & Denmark), Ada Hegerberg (Lyon) and Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns/Lyon & France) are the three nominees for the 2017/18 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award.
The award will be presented to the winner during the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony, which will take place on Thursday 30 August in Monaco.
Meet the nominees
The UEFA Women’s Player of the Year prize recognises the best players, irrespective of nationality, who played for a club within the territory of a UEFA member association during the past season. Players are judged on their performances in all club and national team competitions.
Coaches and journalists were requested to select a shortlist of three players by allocating respectively five points, three points and one point to each of them. The final result was based on the total number of votes cast by the coaches and the journalists. The coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own team.
Previous winners were Nadine Angerer (2013), Nadine Kessler (2014), Célia Šašić (2015), Ada Hegerberg (2016) and Lieke Martens (2017).
The rest of the top ten
4. Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon & Germany) – 32 points
5. Lucy Bronze (Lyon & England) – 20 points
6. Lieke Martens (Barcelona & Netherlands) – 17 points
7. Wendie Renard (Lyon & France) – 16 points
8. Fran Kirby (Chelsea & England) – 15 points
9. Eugénie Le Sommer (Lyon & France) – 13 points
10. Shanice van de Sanden (Lyon & Netherlands) – 7 points
 
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