BREAKING: Van Dijk beats Messi & CR7 to UEFA Men’s Player of the Year

Van Dijk beats Messi & Ronaldo to UEFA Men’s POTY after a stellar year at Liverpool.

The 28-year-old Dutchman was a colossus as the Reds won their sixth European Cup, and was named man of the match following his imperious performance in the decider in Madrid. Van Dijk also scored key goals on the way to the final, using his height and presence at both ends.

Van Dijk’s 2018/19 in numbers
Honours: UEFA Champions League, Premier League runner-up, UEFA Nations’ League runner-up

Individual accolades: UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season, PFA Players’ Player of the Season, Liverpool Players’ and Fans’ Player of the Season

UEFA Champions League

Appearances: 12

Minutes: 1080

Clean sheets: 5

Goals conceded: 12

Goals: 2

Assists: 2

Domestic league

Appearances: 38

Goals: 4