Unexpected position for Salah.. "UEFA" Three European Player of the Year nominees announced

The European Football Association (UEFA) on Friday released the final list of players nominated for the 2022 European Player of the Year award.

UEFA has published on its official website a shortlist of three candidates, namely Real Madrid duo, Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and French striker Karim Benzema, as well as Manchester City playmaker and Belgian playmaker Kevin de Bruyne.

The shortlist did not include major stars such as Liverpool’s top scorer, Egyptian star Mohamed Salah despite being crowned with many individual awards and also won three titles (English League Cup, FA Cup and Charity Shield) , in addition, the Portuguese duo Cristiano Ronaldo and the Argentinean Lionel Messi have lowered their level recently.

European Player of the Year Ranking 2022

After the three contenders for the prestigious award – Benzema, Courtois and De Bruyne – were determined, UEFA published the ranking of the remaining players up to 15th place, and he became as follows:

4- Pole Robert Lewandowski (formerly Bayern Munich, now Barcelona) – 54 points

5- Croatian Luka Modric (Real Madrid) – 52 points

6- Senegalese Sadio Mane (ex-Liverpool, now Bayern) – 51 points

7- Egyptian Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 46 points

8 – Frenchman Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – 25 points

9- Brazilian Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) – 21 points

10 – Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – 19 points

11 – Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – 7 points

12 – Felipe Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt) – 7 points

13 – Italian Lorenzo Pellegrini (Rome) – 5 points

14 – Trent Alexander-Arnold (England) (Liverpool) – 2 points

15 – Brazilian Fabinho (Liverpool) – 1 point.

The winner of the European Player of the Year award will be announced on August 25 in Istanbul during the group stage draw for the new Champions League season.

Source: UEFA

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