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Barca stars rule UEFA Club Football Award

Aug 18, 2009 at 03:58pm IST

New Delhi: UEFA announced on Tuesday morning the names of the players in contention for the UEFA Club Football Awards, which will be presented before the draw for the Champions League group stage at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on August 27.

Barcelona dominate this year's awards, with half of the 12 contenders hailing from the treble-winning side.

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The coaches of the 16 sides that reached the knock-out phase of last season's Champions League will now cast their votes for each position and will also nominate the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year.

IN THE RACE: Barcelona's Gerard Pique (L) is challenged by Chivas' Marco Fabian Jr during a friendly.

UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year

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Petr Cech (Chelsea)

Victor Valdes (Barcelona)

Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United)

UEFA Club Defender of the Year

Gerard Pique (Barcelona)

John Terry (Chelsea)

Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United)

UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year

Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona)

Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)

UEFA Club Forward of the Year

Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona, now Inter)

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, now Real Madrid)


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