CHELSEA Champions League winners Jorginho, Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante all scooped awards for their performances in the competition last season.

Jorginho, who also won Euro 2020 with Italy, was named as Uefa men’s player of the year.

Jorginho won the Champions League, Euro 2020 AND the UEFA Super Cup this summer

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Jorginho won the Champions League, Euro 2020 AND the UEFA Super Cup this summerCredit: The Sun
N'Golo Kante added the Champions League medal to the two Premier League titles and one FA Cup already in his collection before winning the Super Cup earlier this month

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N’Golo Kante added the Champions League medal to the two Premier League titles and one FA Cup already in his collection before winning the Super Cup earlier this monthCredit: AFP
The 2020/21 Champions League was Edouard Mendy's first major trophy

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The 2020/21 Champions League was Edouard Mendy’s first major trophyCredit: Getty

Blues keeper Mendy scooped the goalkeeper of the year prize for the 2020/21 Champions League, with Kante named the midfielder of the year.

Thomas Tuchel was also named the men’s coach of the year despite not being in charge during the group stages.

The Chelsea playing trio all bagged individual awards but it was the Italian international Jorginho who took home the main prize.

The 29-year-old won the Uefa men’s player of the year award after helping Chelsea to win the Champions League and downing England in the final of Euro 2020.

Jorginho beat Chelsea team-mate N’Golo Kante and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne to the award.

Bizarrely the same three men were nominated for the midfielder of the year award, which was won by Kante.

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Jorginho scored one goal and provided one assist in twelve Champions League appearances last season, helping Tuchel’s side lift the trophy for the second time in their history.

Kante meanwhile played all thirteen of Chelsea’s Champions League games in the 2020/21 season as he won the midfielder of the year award.

His energetic displays that earned him the accolade, with the 30-year-old French World Cup winner putting in typically robust performances during the course of the competition.

Kante and Jorginho’s Stamford Bridge teammate Edouard Mendy was awarded the Champions League goalkeeper of the year award.

The 29-year-old shot-stopper kept NINE clean sheets in twelve games in the competition last season, and conceded just three goals in the entire tournament.

He equalled the record for the most clean sheets in a Champions League after shutting out Manchester City in May’s final.

City’s Ruben Dias picked up the defender of the year award for the role he played in Pep Guardiola’s side’s run to the final.

He was part of a Manchester City defence that kept eight clean sheets in thirteen games en route to their first ever Champions League final.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been drawn in Group A alongside PSG, Sporting Lisbon and RB Leipzig.

Chelsea meanwhile will play in Group H against Juventus, Zenit St-Petersburg and Malmo.

The other two English clubs in the draw were Manchester United and Liverpool.

Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s side have been drawn against Villarreal, Atalanta and Young Boys while Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan.

The other men’s award at the Champions League draw was for the striker of the year.

That crown went to Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland after he scored a whopping TEN goals in just eight Champions League games.

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UEFA Champions League 2021-22 group stage draw featuring Chelsea, Man City, Man Utd and Liverpool



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