Messi & Ronaldo Omitted from Uefa Men’s Poty Nominations as Kevin Debrunye and Robert Lewandowski becomes Favorites to win the Award.
The duo, Messi and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has this one times since 10 years been omitted from being nominated as likely UEFA poty’s award winners leaving Manchester city Kevin Debrunye and Champions league winner Lewandowski as favorites to win.
Despite their confirmed places in the pantheon of the greats, few could argue with the decision not to nominate Messi and Ronaldo after the 2019/20 season. While Ronaldo did help Juventus to win yet another Serie A title, both Juve and Barcelona were eliminated from the Champions League before the latter stages.
While both Ronaldo and Messi bagged a rather disappointing three goals apiece in eight Champions League matches, Lewandowski scored 15 on his way to helping Bayern Munich win the competition.
The final player on the three-man shortlist is Lewandowski’s Munich teammate Manuel Neuer, who enjoyed a stellar run of performances in the truncated knockout stage of the Champions League in Lisbon.
This leaves both Messi & Ronaldo in disappointing turnouts for last season performance but paves way for young athletes to show themselves.