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SPORTS: VIRGIL VAN DIJK & LUCY BRONZE RECEIVES THE UEFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD


Liverpool's center-back, Virgil Van Dijk, has been awarded both the UEFA Men's player of the year and Defender of the Season awards. The 28-year-old defender beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to it this year due to his outstanding performance in the season. Jürgen Klopp praised the defender's efforts as he has more clean sheets than any defender. He said that Dutch defender is young but he is very matured in the mind.



Lucy Bronze also bagged the award for the UEFA Women's Player of the Year. The England and Olympique Lyonnais defender beat her fellow teammates Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry this year.


Goalkeeper of the Season was given to Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) got the Midfielder of the Season award. The Forward of the Season award was given to Lionel Messi (Barcelona). Ronaldo got no UEFA award this year.

Congratulations to Virgil Van Dijk and Lucy Bonze!

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