It is the first time either man failed to make final shortlist for their position.Both Messi and Ronaldo have always made the final shortlist but this year will see neither man up for the forward’s award.
The awards recognise the top performers in each position during the 2019-20 Champions League campaign, with the shortlist comprising of players with the most votes from a special jury.
Bayern Munich dominated proceedings by having seven players nominated
Kevin De Bruyne was the only Premier League representative up for an award
Players are recognised for performances in 19-20 Champions League campaign
Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own teams.
The winners for each position will be announced at this year’s UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Nyon, Switzerland on October 1.
Man City star Kevin De Bruyne was the only Premier League representative up for an award
The UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and UEFA Women’s Player of the Year will also be announced at the event.
Last season’s winners saw Alisson pick up the best goalkeeper award while Liverpool team-mate Virgil Van Dijk was nominated as the campaign’s best defender.