Real Madrid and Man United Players Dominate UEFA Award Nominees, Neymar Snubbed
New Paris Saint-Germain signing Neymar has failed to make the shortlist for UEFA’s Champions League positional awards for 2016-17.
The Brazil star, who completed his world-record €222million move from Barcelona on Thursday, has been beaten to a place among the final three nominees for best forward by Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala.
Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe came fourth in the voting, ahead of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in fifth and Neymar in sixth.
Meanwhile, Manchester United provide the final three nominees for the Europa League Player of the Season.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who left the club at the end of his contract, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba are the candidates for the prize after winning the highest number of votes.
The awards will be given at the ceremony for the UEFA Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year prizes on August 15.
Shortlisted players for Champions League positional awards:
? Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid).
? Defender: Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus, now AC Milan), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).
? Midfielder: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Luka Modric (Real Madrid).
? Forward: Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).