Liverpool Defender Virgil van Dijk wins UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award

Virgil van Dijk has won the 2018/19 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2018/19.

The Dutch international beat off competition from three-time UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo and two-time winner Lionel Messi. The 28-year-old centre-back received the trophy on stage in Monaco during the UEFA Champions League group stage draw.

See The Top Ten

1. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool & Netherlands) – 305 points

2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina) – 207 points

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus & Portugal) – 74 points

4. Alisson Becker (Liverpool & Brazil) – 57 points

5. Sadio ManΓ© (Liverpool & Senegal) – 51 points

6. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool & Egypt) – 49 points

7. Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Real Madrid & Belgium) – 38 points

8. Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax/Juventus & Netherlands) – 27 points

9. Frenkie de Jong (Ajax/Barcelona & Netherlands) – 27 points

10. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City & England) – 12 points

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