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Chelsea, Italy midfielder, Jorginho wins Uefa player of the year

Chelsea, Italy midfielder, Jorginho wins Uefa player of the year

Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho has been named Uefa men’s Player of the Year 2020-21.

Jorginho, 29, beat Blues team-mate N’Golo Kante and Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne to the top award.

Thomas Tuchel took the men’s coach of the year award after guiding Chelsea to the Champions League.

Barcelona captain Alexia Putellas claimed the women’s Player of the Year award.

Jorginho played 56 times for club and country last season and scored nine goals, winning the Champions League with Chelsea and the European Championship with Italy.

He started the new season by claiming a third Uefa trophy of the year by lifting the Super Cup in Belfast.

Chelsea team-mate Edouard Mendy was named goalkeeper of the year after keeping nine clean sheets during the run to lifting the Champions League trophy and France Kante was named midfielder of the year.

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Manchester City’s Ruben Dias was named defender of the year after helping the club to their first Champions League final in his debut season with the club.

Blues boss Tuchel was named men’s coach of the year after guiding his side to victory over Manchester City in Porto, just four months after replacing Frank Lampard as manager.

Erling Braut Haaland, 21, was named forward of the year.

Meanwhile, Denmark captain Simon Kjaer and the medical team that saved Christian Eriksen’s life were awarded the Uefa President’s Award by Aleksander Ceferin.

Chelsea, Italy midfielder, Jorginho wins Uefa player of the year

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