Chelsea midfielder wins UEFA Player of the Year

Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, has been named the UEFA Player of the Year.

This was confirmed on Thursday shortly after the draw for the Champions League group stage.

Jorginho wins the award ahead of teammate N’Golo Kante and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

The three midfielders were the final three on the shortlist for the prize.

Jorginho, 29, enjoyed a brilliant campaign in Europe last season as Chelsea won the Champions League.

Jorginho is now favourite to win this year’s Ballon d’Or prize, as reward for his sublime performances over the past 12 months, along with PSG’s Lionel Messi.

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