The award, created in 2011 by UEFA in partnership with European Sports Media (ESM) group, was initially aimed at reviving the European Footballer of the Year Award (Ballon d’Or), which was merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 2010 to become the FIFA Ballon d’Or.

It also replaced the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award. The award, created in 2011 by UEFA in partnership with European Sports Media (ESM) group, was initially aimed at reviving the European Footballer of the Year Award (Ballon d’Or), which was merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 2010 to become the FIFA Ballon d’Or. It also replaced the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award.

Listed below is the 2019 three-man shortlist

Lionel MessiUEFA Club Footballer of the Year award-shaidysworld born 24 June 1987 is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

2018/19 Achievements:

  •   Spanish Liga winner
  •   Spanish Super Cup winner
  •   Copa del Rey runner-up
  •   UEFA Champions League top goalscorer
  •   European Golden Shoe winner.

Cristiano RonaldoUEFA Club Footballer of the Year award-shaidysworld born 5 February 1985 is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.

2018/19 Achievements:

  •     UEFA Nations League winner
  •     UEFA Nations League Finals top goalscorer
  •     Serie A winner
  •     Italian Super Cup winner
  •     Ballon d’Or runner-up.

Virgil van DijkUEFA Club Footballer of the Year award-shaidysworld born 8 July 1991 is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for English Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Netherlands national team.

2018/19 Achievements:

  • ·       UEFA Champions League winner
  • ·       UEFA Nations League runner-up
  • ·       English Premier League runner-up
  • ·       PFA Players’ Player of the Year.

2019 has been quite a year for this 3 football legends that has been nothing but outstanding in their career, they have made their Family, Country and Club extremely proud.

Sport news source: Olayinka Oyekanmi for @SportBestLog1

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