De Bruyne, Lewandowski and Neuer nominated for UEFA Player of the year awards

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Bayern Munich pair Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer as well as Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne have been shortlisted for the UEFA men's Player of the Year award for the 2019-20 season.

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Lewandowski and Neuer also were part of a Bayern squad that won the domestic treble this season.

Lewandowski, who said he felt he deserved the Ballon d'Or this year before the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, scored 34 goals in the Bundesliga and finished runner-up to Lazio's Ciro Immobile in the race for the European Golden Shoe. In total, he scored 55 goals in 47 appearances last term.

Captain and goalkeeper Neuer also impressed with 6 clean cleans and making 28 saves. The German also missed just one game the entire season.

De Bruyne was key in helping City reaching the Champions League quarterfinals. The midfielder also provided a record-equalling 20 assists in the Premier League last season --the highest in Europe -- and was voted the PFA Players' Player of the year.

Manchester City full-back Lucy Bronze, Chelsea striker Pernille Harder and Olympique Lyonnais defender Wendie Renard were shortlisted for the women's award

Bronze, formerly of Lyon, won the award in 2018-19 and secured a third consecutive Champions League title before moving back to City. French defender Renard was integral to Lyon's success, scoring five goals in the competition. She has also been part of nine Champions League finals in 11 seasons, lifting the trophy seven times. Harder scored nine goals en route to the final with Wolfsburg.

For the Men's Coach of the Year award, the nominees were Bayern's Hans-Dieter Flick, Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp and RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann, while Barcelona's Lluis Cortes, Wolfsburg's Stephan Lerch and Lyon's Jean-Luc Vasseur made the shortlist for the women's award.

The awards will be presented at the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony on Oct. 1.

UEFA men's Player of the Year nominees

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich

Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich

Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City

UEFA women's Player of the year nominees

Lucy Bronze, Manchester City

Wendie Renard, Lyon

Pernille Harder, Chelsea

UEFA men's coach of the year nominees

Hans-Dieter Flick, Bayern Munich

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool

Julian Nagelsmann, RB Leipzig

UEFA women's coach of the year nominees

Lluis Cortes, Barcelona

Stephan Lerch, Wolfsburg

Jean-Luc Vasseur, Lyon