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UEFA Champions League Player of the Year: N'Golo Kante |  Champions League

UEFA Champions League Player of the Year: N’Golo Kante | Champions League

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante was named UEFA Champions League 2020/21 Player of the Year.

The 30-year-old France international beat Jorginho and Kevin De Bruyne after an impressive season in which he was named Man of the Match in the semi-finals and final. The award was presented to Kanté at a ceremony 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Istanbul.


Is Kanté part of your Fantasy team?

top ten

1 N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) – 263 points
2
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 197 points
3
Jorginho (Chelsea) – 149 points
4
Ilkay Gundogan (Man City) – 15 points
= Mason Mount (Chelsea) – 15 ponto
6 Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) 9 points
= Luka Modric (Real Madrid) – 9 points
8 Pedri (Barcelona) 6 points
9 Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool now at PSG) – 5 points
= Kai Havertz (Chelsea) – 5 pontos

2020/21 UEFA Champions League Midfielder – N’Golo Kante

2021/22 UEFA Champions League stats

Games: 13
Assists: 1
Clean sheets: 9
Number of goals scored: 4
Man of the Match Awards (Knockout Rounds): 4

Statements about N’Golo Kante

“I was fighting to have him on my team and now we did it the other way around: I came to his team. It is a coach’s dream to have N’Golo by his side, because he makes things easier for the team. Everyone on the field. He is a very rare and unique player in terms of Physical ability, but the combination of him with his mentality and personality makes him very special.”
Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager

Kante posted Man of the Match in the final

Kante posted Man of the Match in the final

“He does everything.”
Cesar Azpilicueta, captain of Chelsea

“The true quality of Kanté comes to the fore when he can be a box-to-box midfielder; then he becomes one of the best players in the world. What Tuchel did so well with Kanté was telling him ‘Be yourself, box-to-box’ and that made her exceptional. “.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez

How was Kanté . chosen?

The jury consisted of the following persons:

  • 24 coaches from the teams that participated in Euro 2020 this summer
  • 80 coaches from clubs that participated in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League (32) and the UEFA Europa League (48).
  • 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, one from each UEFA member association

The jury members chose the three best players, receiving the first five points, the second three, and the third. Coaches cannot vote for players on their team.

Kante's great performance against Madrid

Kante’s great performance against Madrid

Other prizes

UEFA Player of the Year
UEFA Player of the Year

UEFA Men’s Football Coach of the Year
UEFA Women’s Football Coach of the Year

Best goalkeeper of the season
defend the season
forward of the season

Best goalkeeper of the season
defend the season
Midfielder of the season
forward of the season

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