By Khan Ahmad Darvesh
On Thursday night, Jorginho won the Male Player of the Year award at the UEFA Awards Ceremony in Istanbul. The Chelsea midfielder defeated his teammates N`Golo Kante and Kevin De Bruyne.
Jorginho won the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Champions League together with the club and the national team, and won a good season for the Italians. He is also the first Chelsea player to win UEFA Player of the Year since the awards began.
Jorginho is one of three players selected for the final of the Player of the Year. Chelsea teammate N`Golo Kante was also included in the final list, Kevin De Bruyne (Kevin De Bruyne) was also included in the final list, he spent another glorious year for Manchester City.
However, in the end, Jorginho’s performance at the club and international level was considered to put him ahead of his two opponents, allowing him to win the prestigious UEFA award.
Jorginho said when receiving the award,: “I can’t describe this moment in words,”. “This is not true for me. I came here because I worked hard. It feels great. Without the help of everyone who contributed along the way, none of this would have happened. All my teammates, for Chelsea and the national team, my manager, team staff, physical therapists, medical staff, and everyone who works in the building “It’s all due to everyone, not just me, so it means a lot. I just want to thank those who have helped me along the way, and even those who don’t believe me, because they motivate me to work harder. “It feels so good, I’m so happy, I just want to thank everyone.”
UEFA presented awards in various categories during and after the UEFA Champions League group stage draw on Wednesday, highlighting the players in each position and the best coach. Unsurprisingly, as the defending champion Chelsea performed very well, Edward Mendy was named the goalkeeper of the year, Kanter won the best midfielder award. Coach of the Year also went to Stamford Bridge, because Thomas Tuchel was honored for his outstanding performance in the Blues. The defensive award was awarded to Manchester City executive Ruben Dias, and Erlin Haaland was named the best striker in Europe for his outstanding performance in Dortmund last season.