Open for Nominees: The 2018 Football Tribe 44 Universal Players Awards

The European season wraps up on Saturday, May 26 with the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. But the season isn’t truly over until Football Tribe recognizes the best players on the Old Continent in our Football Tribe 44 Universal Players Awards.

The final ratings will be determined by European players’ statistical performances in domestic and continental competitions this season, titles won, social media reach, a poll of Football Tribe’s writers, and input from you, our loyal readers!

But before we open voting, we need to expand our list from 40 players (see below) to 44. You can help us by submitting nominations for players belonging to European clubs who participated in UEFA competitions (UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League) via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Don’t forget to submit your nominations before the deadline on May 26! We can’t wait to hear who you think should receive a Universal Players Award and to share the final ratings with our readers!

The List:

Name Club Country Age Position
Mesut Ozil Arsenal Germany 29 FW
Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid Slovenia 24 GK
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid France 27 FW
Jose Gimenez Atletico Madrid Uruguay 23 DF
Andres Iniesta Barcelona Spain 34 MF
Lionel Messi Barcelona Argentina 30 FW
Ter Stegen Barcelona Germany 26 GK
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich Poland 29 FW
James Rodriguez Bayern Munich Colombia 26 FW
Joshua Kimmich Bayern Munich Germany 23 DF
Edin Hazard Chelsea Belguim 27 FW
Gigi Buffon Juventus Italy 40 GK
Giorgio Chiellini Juventus Italy 33 DF
Douglas Costa Juventus Brazil 27 FW
Miralem Pjanic Juventus Bosnia and Herzegovina 28 MF
Ciro Immobile Lazio Italy 28 FW
Mohammed Salah Liverpool Egypt 25 FW
Roberto Firmino Liverpool Brazil 26 FW
Sadio Mane Liverpool Senegal 26 FW
James Milner Liverpool England 32 MF
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Belgium 26 MF
Ederson Manchester City Brazil 24 GK
Sergio Aguero Manchester City Argentina 29 FW
Leroy Sane Manchester City Germany 22 FW
David Silva Manchester City Spain 32 MF
Nemanya Matic Manchester United Serbia 29 MF
David de Gea Manchester United Spain 27 GK
Florian Thauvin Marseille France 25 FW
Lorenzo Insigne Napoli Italy 26 FW
Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli Senegal 26 DF
Neymar PSG Brazil 26 FW
Edinson Cavani PSG Uruguay 31 FW
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Portugal 33 FW
Marcelo Real Madrid Brazil 30 DF
Toni Kroos Real Madrid Germany 28 MF
Luka Modric Real Madrid Croatia 32 MF
Alisson Becker Roma Brazil 25 GK
Edin Dzeko Roma Bosnia & Herzegovina 32 FW
Harry Kane Spurs England 24 FW
Christian Eriksen Spurs Denmark 26 MF