UEFA announces three-man shortlist for Monaco draw

Soccer’s European governing body has announced the list of nominees for the 2017-18 Men’s Player of the Year award.

The list features Real Madrid star Luka Modrić, Juventus’ newest member Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s hope, Mohamed Salah. The winner will be announced along with the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year and UEFA Champions League positional award winners in Monaco on Thursday, August 30, the occasion at which the group stage draw for the Champions League 2-18-19 season will also be announced.


The three players on the shortlist for the main event in Monaco were selected by a jury comprising 90 coaches of the clubs that were part of the Champions League group stages of the 2017/18 and Europa League, along with 55 journalists.

Ronaldo, a Champions League winner for a record five times and the top-scorer of the tournament in the sixth straight season, will be looking for his fourth UEFA player’s title. He won in 2014, 2016 and 2017.