According to official sources, UEFA Player of the Year candidates are: De Bruyne, Lewand, Neuer.
According to UEFA's definition, the award is to recognize the best player who played for clubs belonging to UEFA member states last season. Awards are based on their performance in all competitions, including domestic leagues and international competitions, as well as the level of performance in clubs and national teams throughout the season. The award was named "European Player of the Year" before 2017, and was renamed "UEFA Male Athlete of the Year" after 2017.
De Bruyne has an extremely exciting performance in the 2019-20 season. He played 48 games for Manchester City throughout the season, contributed 16 goals and 23 assists, and won the Premier League best player and assists king. He is the brain of Manchester City's midfielder commander, has a wide passing vision and often sends fatal passes. Manchester City also ranked third in total goals in the Champions League last season.
The 32-year-old Lewandowski contributed an excellent performance in the 2019-20 season. Lewandowski played 47 games on behalf of Bayern throughout the season, contributing 55 goals and 10 assists.
Among them, he won the title of top scorer in the three competitions in which Lewand played in the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the German Cup. He scored 34 goals in the Bundesliga, 15 goals in the Champions League, and 6 goals in the German Cup.
Lewandling helped Bayern win the triple crown in the 2019-20 season. After the quarter-finals, Lewand and Bayern went through all the way in Lisbon and won the Champions League. This is also Lewand’s first Champions League title in his career.
The 34-year-old Neuer helped Bayern win the triple crown for the first time in 7 years in the 2019-20 season. Neuer played 51 games for Bayern throughout the season and completed 22 zero seals. Among them, Neuer played 8 times for Bayern in the UEFA Champions League, and can complete a clean sheet in 6 games. In the most important UEFA Champions League final, Neuer played bravely to protect Bayern's gates and help Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0.
Prior to this, there has never been a goalkeeper player in history who can win the UEFA Player of the Year honor, and Neuer is also expected to launch an impact on this honor.
2010-11 Messi (Barcelona)
2011-12 Iniesta (Barcelona)
2012-13 Ribery (Bayern Munich)
2013-14 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2014-15 Messi (Barcelona)
2015-16 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2016-17 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2017-18 Modric (Real Madrid)
2018-19 Van Dijk (Liverpool)
2018-19 Van Dijk（利物浦）