N’Golo Kante wins UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season award

0
889
N'Golo Kante wins UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season award
N'Golo Kante wins UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season award

Chelsea’s star midfielder, N’Golo Kante has been named the Midfielder of the Season for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. The French midfielder defeated the likes of Jorginho and Kevin De Bruyne after delivering a remarkable performance for his club in the Champions League. N’Golo Kante was presented with the award during the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony in Istanbul.

Top ten contenders for UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season

1 N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) – 263 points
2 Kevin De Bruyne (Man. City) – 197 points
3 Jorginho (Chelsea) – 149 points
4
 Ilkay Gündogan (Man. City) – 15 points
= Mason Mount (Chelsea) – 15 points
6 Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) – 9 points
= Luka Modrić (Real Madrid) – 9 points
8 Pedri (Barcelona) – 6 points
9 Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool, now at Paris) – 5 points
= Kai Havertz (Chelsea) – 5 points

N'Golo Kante Midfielder of the Season
N’Golo Kante Midfielder of the Season

N’Golo Kante has been a key player for Chelsea since a long time. Kante won 4 player of the match awards in the knockout stages of last year’s Champions League. His legacy can be estimated from the fact that he was the Player of the Match in both legs of Chelsea vs Real Madrid. He was also the Player of Match in the final of UEFA Champions League 2020-21. His stats in the previous edition of UCL are as follows:

Appearances: 13
Assists: 1
Clean sheets: 9
Goals conceded: 4
Player of the Match awards (KOs): 4

Last year, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne won the Midfielder of the Season award for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League campaign. He was among top 3 midfielders n this campaign also but was not able to win this award consecutively.