Italy and Chelsea midfielder Jorginho was named 2020-21 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, for his impressive performance for Chelsea and Italy.
Jorginho is the first Chelsea player to be crowned UEFA Men’s Player of the Year since the awards inception.
The 29-year-old beat Blues team-mate N’Golo Kante and Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne to the top award.
He won the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup with the Blues and, in July, he was a key member of the Azzurri side that beat England on penalties in the EURO 2002 Final at Wembley.
There were further awards for Chelsea as Kante was named the midfielder of the year and Eduoard Mendy claimed the goalkeeper of the year prize.
Thomas Tuchel took the men’s coach of the year award after guiding Chelsea to triumph in the Champions League.
Men’s UEFA awards:
Player of the year – Jorginho (Chelsea)
Coach of the year – Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)
Goalkeeper of the year – Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
Defender of the year – Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
Midfielder of the year – N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
Forward of the year – Erling Braut Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
President’s award – Denmark captain Simon Kjaer and the medical team that saved Christian Eriksen’s life at Euro 2020.