Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho was named UEFA men’s player of the year at a ceremony in Istanbul on Thursday, beating his club colleague N’Golo Kante and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne to the prize.
Jorginho starred alongside Kante in the Chelsea team that won the Champions League, beating De Bruyne’s City in the final in Porto, and then helped Italy win Euro 2020.
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The 29-year-old Jorginho got 175 points, eight more than De Bruyne, with Kante third in the voting.
Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas won the women’s player of the year prize after captaining her side to Champions League glory, scoring in the 4-0 final win over Chelsea.