Champions League

Positional awards: facts and figures

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Three players are competing for each of the four positional awards in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season - UEFA.com is looking closely at the statistics that have put them on the shortlisted.

Positional award nominations

Goalkeepers

2019/20 Champions League best goalkeeper nominees

2019/20 UEFA Champions League best goalkeeper nominations

Keylor Navas (Paris-Saint-Germain)
Matches: 9
Minutes: 799
Blank sheets: 5
Conceded goals: 6

It didn't take long for the Costa Rican to settle down after his summer move from Real Madrid, securing safety between the stands as Paris advanced to their first final.

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
Matches: 11
Minutes: 990
Blank sheets: 6
Conceded goals: 8

The goalkeeper sweeper became Bayern captain when they finished the triple game in Lisbon, and for all their firepower, Neuer's saves were still crucial in the later stages.

Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid)
Matches: 9
Minutes: 840
Blank sheets: 4
Conceded goals: 9

The Slovenian retained his 100th clean sheet in the 2019/20 championship and showed his class in Europe; he was the man of the match in the win at Anfield that knocked out Liverpool.

Defenders

2019/20 Champions League best defender nominees

2019/20 UEFA Champions League Defender Nominees

David Alaba (Bavaria)
Matches: 8
Minutes: 675
Blank sheets: 4
Conceded goals: 6
Goals: 0
Assists: 0

The new role in the center of defense of FC Bayern did not scare the Austrian player; a clean slate in the final against Paris earned him Bayern's second-triple points.

Alfonso Davis (Bayern Munich)
Matches: 8
Minutes: 713
Blank sheets: 5
Conceded goals: 4
Goals: 0
Assists: 4

In an extraordinary first full season in Germany, left-back Pacey became the Bundesliga's top rookie and the first Canadian Champions League winner at the age of 19.

Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
Matches: 11
Minutes: 903
Blank sheets: 5
Conceded goals: 8
Goals: 2
Assists: 3

Long-praised for his versatility, Bayern's right-back showed offensive and defensive prowess in the 2019/20 season, and led winner Kingsley Coman to the final.

Midfielders

2019/20 Champions League best midfielder nominees

2019/20 UEFA Champions League top midfielders

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Matches: 7
Minutes: 574
Goals: 2
Assists: 2

The Premier League Player of the Season after making a record 20 assists in the English top flight, the Belgian playmaker led City to the quarterfinals.

Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)
Matches: 10
Minutes: 709
Goals: 4
Assists: 3

A key player at Bayern Munich, Müller has provided 21 assists in the Bundesliga and continued to score in the UEFA Champions League - most notably two in Barcelona's 8-2 match.

Thiago Alcantara (Bayern)
Matches: 10
Minutes: 824
Goals: 0
Assists: 2

The ex-Barcelona player, introduced as Bayern Munich, defeated his old side in the quarterfinals, and his creativity deep in midfield underpinned the club's stunning campaign.

Forwards

2019/20 Champions League best forward nominees

2019/20 UEFA Champions League Best Forward nominees

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)
Matches: 10
Minutes: 887
Goals: 15
Assists: 6

UEFA Champions League top scorer - Levangoalski's first-ever scoring season with 55 goals in all competitions for Bayern.

Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain)
Matches: 10
Minutes: 652
Goals: 5
Assists: 5

Mbappe, Ligue 1's leading shooter for the second season in a row, recovered from his injury to take PSG to the UEFA Champions League final.

Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
Matches: 7
Minutes: 585
Goals: 3
Assists: 4

After an unstable start to the campaign, the Brazilian class showed itself again; he secured the French triple and made key assists to make it easier for Paris to reach the Champions League final.

Statistics are for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League campaign only.

Last season winners

Goalkeeper : Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
Defender : Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
Midfielder : Frankie de Jong (Ajax)
Attack : Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

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