N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Kevin de Bruyne shortlisted for Uefa men’s player of the year

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Will Kante or Jorginho win the award?  (AFP via Getty Images)
Will Kante or Jorginho win the award? (AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea duo N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are on the shortlist for the Uefa men’s player of the year award for the 2020/21 season along with Kevin de Bruyne.

Kante and Jorginho helped lead Chelsea to Champions League glory last term, while the latter also triumphed at the Euros with Italy despite missing his spot-kick in the penalty shootout.

French midfielder Kante was named man of the match as Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League final, while De Bruyne - on the losing side that night in Porto - is also up for the award after his role in City’s Premier League title-winning campain.

As for managers, you need not look any further than Chelsea, Man City and Italy once again with Thomas Tuchel, Pep Guardiola and Roberto Mancini making up the shortlisted trio.

England's Gareth Southgate was seventh in the voting, with Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ninth.

Euros glory for Mancini (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Euros glory for Mancini (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea also have Emma Hayes up for the women's coach of the year award, joined by Lluis Cortes for his work at Barcelona and Sweden head coach Peter Gerhardsson.

The Barca trio of Jennifer Hermoso, Lieke Martens and Alexia Putellas are up for women's player of the year after they lifted the Champions League with victory over Hayes' Chelsea.

The award winners will be announced at the men's Champions League draw ceremony on August 26 at the Halic Congress Center in Istanbul.

Additional reporting by PA.

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