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Lewandowski, Flick and Neuer gets nomination



THIS could just be the needed icing on the cake for an incredible and goal laden season for the Bavarians.

  Robert Lewandowski was incredible last season and many had tipped him to win the Ballon D’or. Manuel Neuer are among the final three nominees for the 2019/20 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, alongside Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City). The Polish striker scored a staggering 55 goals in 47 games last season, and was top scorer in the Bundesliga, Champions League and the DFB Cup. Neuer kept six clean sheets on the way to Champions League victory and missed just one game across all competitions in 2019/20.

  Hansi Flick is on the three-person shortlist for Coach of the Year. The 55-year-old led Bayern to a treble with 21 wins in a row. Flick stands alongside two other German coaches: Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool) and Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig).

  Three more Bayern stars made it to the table, Thomas Müller (6th place), Thiago (8th) and Joshua Kimmich (9th) also finished in the top 10 in the vote. The shortlists were drawn up by a jury made up of the 80 coaches from the clubs that took part in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League (32) and the UEFA Europa League (48) in 2019/20, as well as 55 journalists selected by the European.

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