2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League

The 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League was the 19th edition of the European women's club football championship organised by UEFA, and the 11th edition since being rebranded as the UEFA Women's Champions League.

2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League
Anoeta estadioa 37, Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Euskal Herria.jpg
The Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastián hosted the final
Tournament details
DatesQualifying round:
7–13 August 2019
Knockout phase:
11 September 2019 – 30 August 2020
TeamsKnockout phase: 32
Total: 62 (from 50 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsFrance Lyon (7th title)
Runners-upGermany VfL Wolfsburg
Tournament statistics
Matches played115
Goals scored490 (4.26 per match)
Attendance97,909 (851 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Vivianne Miedema
Nigeria Emueje Ogbiagbevha
Iceland Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir
(10 goals each)

The competition was postponed indefinitely on 17 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[1] The final, originally scheduled to be played on 24 May 2020 at the Generali Arena in Vienna, Austria,[2] was officially postponed on 23 March 2020.[3] On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced that the remaining matches, including the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, would be played between 21 and 30 August at San Mamés, Bilbao and Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastián in Basque Country, Spain behind closed doors, as an eight-team single-match knockout tournament, with San Sebastián hosting the final.[4][5][6]

Lyon were the defending champions, having won the previous four editions. They successfully defended their title after defeating VfL Wolfsburg 3–1 in the final for their fifth consecutive and seventh overall title.[7] For the first time, the video assistant referee (VAR) system was used in the competition, where it was implemented in the final.[8]

Association team allocationEdit

The association ranking based on the UEFA women's country coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:[9]

  • Associations 1–12 each have two teams qualify.
  • All other associations, should they enter, each have one team qualify.
  • The winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Women's Champions League are given an additional entry if they do not qualify for the 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League through their domestic league.

An association must have an eleven-a-side women's domestic league to enter a team.

Association rankingEdit

For the 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2018 UEFA women's country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2013–14 to 2017–18.[10][11]

Association ranking for 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1   Germany 83.000 2
2   France 78.000
3   England 59.000
4   Sweden 59.000
5   Spain 49.000
6   Denmark 36.500
7   Czech Republic 35.000
8   Italy 34.500
9    Switzerland 33.000
10   Russia 31.500
11   Scotland 25.500
12   Austria 25.500
13   Netherlands 25.000 1
14   Kazakhstan 24.000
15   Norway 24.000
16   Iceland 21.000
17   Poland 20.000
18   Lithuania 19.000
19   Cyprus 18.000
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
20   Serbia 14.500 1
21   Turkey 13.000
22   Belgium 12.500
23   Belarus 12.000
24   Romania 12.000
25   Hungary 12.000
26   Bosnia and Herzegovina 11.000
27   Portugal 10.500
28   Slovenia 10.000
29   Greece 9.500
30   Finland 9.500
31   Ukraine 9.000
32   Croatia 8.500
33   Republic of Ireland 8.500
34   Estonia 6.500
35   Israel 6.000
36   Bulgaria 5.000
37   Albania 3.500
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
38   Slovakia 3.500 1
39   Faroe Islands 3.000
40   Montenegro 2.000
41   Wales 2.000
42   Northern Ireland 2.000
43   Kosovo 1.000
44   Latvia 1.000
45   Moldova 0.500
46   Malta 0.500
47   North Macedonia 0.000
48   Luxembourg 0.000
49   Georgia 0.000
NR   Armenia
  Andorra DNE
  Azerbaijan
  Gibraltar
  Liechtenstein
  San Marino
Notes
  • TH – Additional berth for title holders
  • NR – No rank (association did not enter in any of the seasons used for computing coefficients)
  • DNE – Did not enter

DistributionEdit

Unlike the men's Champions League, not every association enters a team, and so the exact number of teams entering in the qualifying round (played as mini-tournaments with four teams in each group) and knockout phase (starting from the round of 32, played as home-and-away two-legged ties except for the one-match final) cannot be determined until the full entry list is known. In general, the title holders, the champions of the top 12 associations, and the runners-up of highest-ranked associations (exact number depending on the number of entries) receive a bye to the round of 32. All other teams (runners-up of lowest-ranked associations and champions of associations starting from 13th) enter the qualifying round, with the group winners and a maximum of two best runners-up advancing to the round of 32.[12]

The following is the access list for this season.[13]

Access list for 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
Qualifying round
(40 teams)
  • 38 champions from associations 13 or lower
  • 2 runners-up from associations 11–12
Knockout phase
(32 teams)
  • 12 champions from associations 1–12 (including title holders Lyon)
  • 10 runners-up from associations 1–10
  • 10 group winners from qualifying round

TeamsEdit

A record of 62 teams from 50 of the 55 UEFA member associations entered this season's competition. Armenia are sending their first team after the first edition in 2001–02.[13]

Legend
  • TH: Title holders
  • CH: Domestic league champions
  • RU: Domestic league runners-up
Qualified teams for 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League
Entry round Teams
Round of 32   VfL Wolfsburg (CH)[14]   Bayern Munich (RU)[14]   LyonTH (CH)[15]   Paris Saint-Germain (RU)[15]
  Arsenal (CH)[16]   Manchester City (RU)[16]   Piteå (CH)[17]   Kopparbergs/Göteborg (RU)[17]
  Atlético Madrid (CH)[18]   Barcelona (RU)[18]   Brøndby (CH)[19]   Fortuna Hjørring (RU)[19]
  Sparta Prague (CH)[20]   Slavia Prague (RU)[20]   Juventus (CH)[21]   Fiorentina (RU)[21]
  Zurich (CH)[22]   Lugano (RU)[23]   Ryazan-VDV (CH)[24]   Chertanovo Moscow (RU)[25]
  Glasgow City (CH)[26]   St. Pölten (CH)[27]
Qualifying round   Hibernian (RU)[26]   Sturm Graz (RU)[27]   Twente (CH)[28]   BIIK Kazygurt (CH)[29]
  LSK Kvinner (CH)[30]   Breiðablik (CH)[31]   Górnik Łęczna (CH)[32]   Gintra Universitetas (CH)[33]
  Apollon Limassol (CH)[34]   Spartak Subotica (CH)[35]   Beşiktaş (CH)[36]   Anderlecht (CH)[37]
  FC Minsk (CH)[38]   Olimpia Cluj (CH)[39]   Ferencváros (CH)[40]   SFK 2000 (CH)[41]
  SC Braga (CH)[42]   Pomurje (CH)[43]   PAOK (CH)[44]   PK-35 Vantaa (CH)[45]
  Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv (CH)[46]   Split (CH)[47]   Wexford Youths (CH)[48]   Flora (CH)[49]
  ASA Tel Aviv (CH)[50]   NSA Sofia (CH)[51]   Vllaznia (CH)[52]   Slovan Bratislava (CH)[53]
  EB/Streymur/Skála (CH)[54]   Breznica Pljevlja (CH)[55]   Cardiff Met. (CH)[56]   Linfield (CH)[57]
  Mitrovica (CH)[58]   Rīgas FS (CH)[59]   Agarista-ȘS Anenii Noi (CH)[60]   Birkirkara (CH)[61]
  Dragon 2014 (CH)[62]   Bettembourg (CH)[63]   Tbilisi Nike (CH)[64]   Alashkert (CH)[65]

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland).[66][67][5]

The competition was postponed indefinitely on 17 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[1] The final, originally scheduled to be played on 24 May 2020 at the Viola Park, Vienna, was officially postponed on 23 March 2020.[3] A working group was set up by UEFA to decide the calendar of the remainder of the season,[68] with the final decision made at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting on 17 June 2020.[69][4]

Schedule for 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League
Round Draw First leg Second leg
Qualifying round 21 June 2019 7, 10 & 13 August 2019
Round of 32 16 August 2019 11–12 September 2019 25–26 September 2019
Round of 16 30 September 2019 16–17 October 2019 30–31 October 2019
Quarter-finals 8 November 2019 21–22 August 2020[a]
Semi-finals 25–26 August 2020[b]
Final 30 August 2020 at Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastián[c]
  1. ^ Quarter-final first legs originally scheduled for 24–25 March, and second legs 1–2 April 2020
  2. ^ Semi-final first legs originally scheduled for 25–26 April, and second legs 2–3 May 2020
  3. ^ Final originally scheduled for 24 May 2020

Qualifying roundEdit

The draw of the qualifying round was held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on 21 June 2019, 13:30 CEST.[70] The 40 teams were allocated into four seeding positions based on their UEFA women's club coefficients at the beginning of the season.[71] They were drawn into ten groups of four containing one team from each of the four seeding positions. First, the ten teams which were pre-selected as hosts were drawn from their own designated pot and allocated to their respective group as per their seeding positions. Next, the remaining 30 teams were drawn from their respective pot which are allocated according to their seeding positions.[13]

In each group, teams played against each other in a round-robin mini-tournament at the pre-selected hosts. The ten group winners advanced to the round of 32 to join the 22 teams which received a bye. The matches were played on 7, 10 and 13 August 2019.

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BRE SFK ASA DRA
1   Breiðablik 3 3 0 0 18 2 +16 9 Knockout phase 3–1 11–0
2   SFK 2000 (H) 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6 1–0 5–0
3   ASA Tel Aviv 3 1 0 2 8 5 +3 3 1–4
4   Dragon 2014 3 0 0 3 0 23 −23 0 0–7
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MIT BRE CLU SOF
1   Mitrovica 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9 Knockout phase 1–0
2   Breznica Pljevlja (H) 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4 4–4
3   Olimpia Cluj 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3 1–2 2–3
4   NSA Sofia 3 0 1 2 6 9 −3 1 0–2 2–3
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HIB CAR POM TBI
1   Hibernian 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9 Knockout phase 2–1 3–0
2   Cardiff Met. 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6 1–0
3   Pomurje (H) 3 1 0 2 5 3 +2 3 1–2 4–0
4   Tbilisi Nike 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0 1–5
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MIN KHA SPL BET
1   FC Minsk 3 3 0 0 16 1 +15 9 Knockout phase 2–1 12–0
2   Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv (H) 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6 0–2 6–0
3   Split 3 1 0 2 10 7 +3 3 2–3
4   Bettembourg 3 0 0 3 2 25 −23 0 2–7
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 5Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SUB FER BRA ANE
1   Spartak Subotica 3 2 1 0 21 2 +19 7 Knockout phase 7–0 12–0
2   Ferencváros 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 2–2 2–0
3   Slovan Bratislava (H) 3 1 0 2 2 10 −8 3 1–3
4   Agarista-ȘS Anenii Noi 3 0 0 3 0 15 −15 0 0–1
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 6Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification KAZ VAN FLO EBS
1   BIIK Kazygurt 3 3 0 0 15 1 +14 9 Knockout phase 2–0 9–0
2   PK-35 Vantaa 3 2 0 1 9 6 +3 6 1–4 5–0
3   Flora (H) 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3 2–3
4   EB/Streymur/Skála 3 0 0 3 0 16 −16 0 0–2
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 7Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BRA LIM GRA RIG
1   Braga 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11 9 Knockout phase 2–0
2   Apollon Limassol 3 2 0 1 17 3 +14 6 0–1 10–0
3   Sturm Graz 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 3 2–7 4–0
4   Rīgas FS (H) 3 0 0 3 0 22 −22 0 0–8
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 8Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AND LSK LIN PAO
1   Anderlecht (H) 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 9 Knockout phase 5–0
2   LSK Kvinner 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6 2–3 4–0
3   Linfield 3 1 0 2 4 9 −5 3 1–3
4   PAOK 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0 0–1 2–3
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 9Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TWE BES GOR ALA
1   Twente (H) 3 2 1 0 12 2 +10 7 Knockout phase 2–2 8–0
2   Beşiktaş 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3 5 1–1
3   Górnik Łęczna 3 1 1 1 14 3 +11 4 0–2 13–0
4   Alashkert 3 0 0 3 0 24 −24 0 0–3
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Group 10Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VLL WEX GIN BIR
1   Vllaznia 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Knockout phase 1–1 1–0
2   Wexford Youths 3 2 0 1 10 6 +4 6 1–3
3   Gintra Universitetas (H) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 1–2 1–0
4   Birkirkara 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0 2–7
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.

Knockout phaseEdit

Each tie in the knockout phase, apart from the final, is played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs advance to the next round. If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e. the team that scores more goals away from home over the two legs advances. If away goals are also equal, then extra time is played. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e. if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team advances by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shoot-out. In the final, which is played as a single match, if the score is level at the end of normal time, extra time is played, followed by penalty shoot-out if the score remains tied.[9]

The mechanism of the draws for each round is as follows:

  • In the draw for the round of 32, the sixteen teams with the highest UEFA women's club coefficients are seeded (with the title holders being the automatic top seed), and the other sixteen teams are unseeded. The seeded teams are drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
  • In the draw for the round of 16, the eight teams with the highest UEFA women's club coefficients are seeded (with the title holders being the automatic top seed should they qualify), and the other eight teams are unseeded. The seeded teams are drawn against the unseeded teams, with the order of legs decided by draw. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
  • In the draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals, there are no seedings, and teams from the same association can be drawn against each other. As the draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals are held together before the quarter-finals are played, the identity of the teams in the semi-finals are not known at the time of the draw. A draw is also held to determine the "home" team for the final (for administrative purposes as it is played at a neutral venue).

On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the final stages of the competition would feature a format change. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final would be played in a single-leg format from 21 to 30 August 2020 in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Spain. The matches were played behind closed doors.[5]

BracketEdit

Round of 32Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
                            
  Piteå011
  Brøndby112
  Brøndby022 (1)
  Glasgow City (p)202 (3)
  Chertanovo Moscow011
  Glasgow City145
  Glasgow City1
  VfL Wolfsburg9
  Mitrovica000
  VfL Wolfsburg10515
  VfL Wolfsburg617
  Twente000
  St. Pölten224
  Twente415
  VfL Wolfsburg1
  Barcelona0
  Lugano101
  Manchester City7411
  Manchester City112
  Atlético Madrid123
  Spartak Subotica213
  Atlético Madrid314
  Atlético Madrid0
  Barcelona1
  Juventus011
  Barcelona224
  Barcelona538
  FC Minsk011
  FC Minsk134
30 August – San Sebastián
  Zürich011
  VfL Wolfsburg1
  Lyon3
  Hibernian112
  Slavia Prague459
  Slavia Prague202
  Arsenal5813
  Fiorentina000
  Arsenal426
  Arsenal1
  Paris Saint-Germain2
  Breiðablik314
  Sparta Prague202
  Breiðablik011
  Paris Saint-Germain437
  Braga000
  Paris Saint-Germain707
  Paris Saint-Germain0
  Lyon1
  Vllaznia000
  Fortuna Hjørring123
  Fortuna Hjørring000
  Lyon4711
  Ryazan-VDV000
  Lyon9716
  Lyon2
  Bayern Munich1
  Anderlecht101
  BIIK Kazygurt123
  BIIK Kazygurt000
  Bayern Munich527
  Kopparbergs/Göteborg112
  Bayern Munich (a)202

Round of 32Edit

The draw for the round of 32 was held on 16 August 2019, 13:30 CEST.[72] The first legs were played on 11 and 12 September, and the second legs on 25 and 26 September 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Juventus   1–4   Barcelona 0–2 1–2
Hibernian   2–9   Slavia Prague 1–4 1–5
Spartak Subotica   3–4   Atlético Madrid 2–3 1–1
Braga   0–7   Paris Saint-Germain 0–7 0–0
Vllaznia   0–3   Fortuna Hjørring 0–1 0–2
Chertanovo Moscow   1–5   Glasgow City 0–1 1–4
Ryazan-VDV   0–16   Lyon 0–9 0–7
Fiorentina   0–6[A]   Arsenal 0–4 0–2
Kopparbergs/Göteborg   2–2 (a)   Bayern Munich 1–2 1–0
St. Pölten   4–5   Twente 2–4 2–1
Anderlecht   1–3   BIIK Kazygurt 1–1 0–2
Breiðablik   4–2   Sparta Prague 3–2 1–0
Mitrovica   0–15   VfL Wolfsburg 0–10 0–5
Piteå   1–2   Brøndby 0–1 1–1
Lugano   1–11   Manchester City 1–7 0–4
FC Minsk   4–1   Zurich 1–0 3–1

Notes

  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 30 September 2019, 13:30 CEST.[73] The first legs were played on 16 and 17 October, and the second legs on 30 and 31 October 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Brøndby   2–2 (1–3 p)[A]   Glasgow City 0–2 2–0 (a.e.t.)
Barcelona   8–1   FC Minsk 5–0 3–1
BIIK Kazygurt   0–7   Bayern Munich 0–5 0–2
Fortuna Hjørring   0–11[A]   Lyon 0–4 0–7
Breiðablik   1–7[A]   Paris Saint-Germain 0–4 1–3
VfL Wolfsburg   7–0   Twente 6–0 1–0
Slavia Prague   2–13   Arsenal 2–5 0–8
Manchester City   2–3   Atlético Madrid 1–1 1–2

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 8 November 2019, 13:30 CET.[74] The quarter-finals, originally scheduled to be played on 25 March (first legs) and 1 April 2020 (second legs), were postponed indefinitely by UEFA due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[1] They were rescheduled as single-leg matches on 21 and 22 August 2020, with two matches each (one on each day) played at San Mamés, Bilbao and Anoeta, San Sebastián.[5] A draw was held on 26 June 2020 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland to determine the order of matches.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Atlético Madrid   0–1   Barcelona
Lyon   2–1   Bayern Munich
Glasgow City   1–9   VfL Wolfsburg
Arsenal   1–2   Paris Saint-Germain

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 8 November 2019, 13:30 CET, after the completion of the quarter-final draw.[74] The semi-finals, originally scheduled to be played on 25 and 26 April (first legs) and 2 and 3 May 2020 (second legs), were postponed indefinitely by UEFA due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[1] They were rescheduled as single-leg matches and played on 25 and 26 August 2020, at Anoeta, San Sebastián and San Mamés, Bilbao respectively.[5] A draw was held on 26 June 2020 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland to determine the order of matches.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Paris Saint-Germain   0–1   Lyon
VfL Wolfsburg   1–0   Barcelona

FinalEdit

The final, originally scheduled to be played on 24 May 2020 at Viola Park, Vienna, was postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. It was rescheduled to be played on 30 August 2020 at Anoeta, San Sebastián.[5] The "home" team for the final (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws.

VfL Wolfsburg  1–3  Lyon
Report

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

There were 490 goals scored in 115 matches, with an average of 4.26 goals per match.[76]

Goals scored in qualifying round counts toward the topscorer award.

Rank Player Team Goals
Qual Tourn Total
1   Vivianne Miedema   Arsenal 10 10
  Emueje Ogbiagbevha   Minsk 6 4
  Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir   Breiðablik 6 4
4   Pernille Harder   Wolfsburg 9 9
  Ada Hegerberg   Lyon 9
  Fenna Kalma   Twente 5 4
7   Kayla Adamek   Spartak Subotica 4 1 5
  Janine Beckie   Manchester City 5
  Tijana Filipović   Spartak Subotica 5 0
  Krystyna Freda   Apollon Limassol 5
  Gulnara Gabelia   BIIK Kazygurt 5 0
  Rio Hardy   Apollon Limassol 5
  Marie-Antoinette Katoto   Paris Saint-Germain 5
  Velina Koshuleva   NSA Sofia 5
  Tereza Kožárová   Slavia Praha 5
  Eugénie Le Sommer   Lyon 5
  Tijana Matić   Spartak Subotica 4 1
  Wendie Renard   Lyon 5

Source: Soccerway[77][78]

Notes
  • — denotes the team did not participate in this stage.

Squad of the seasonEdit

The following players were named in the squad of the season by the UEFA's technical observers:[79]

Pos Player Team(s)
GK   Sarah Bouhaddi   Lyon
  Christiane Endler   Paris Saint-Germain
  Sandra Paños   Barcelona
DF   Lucy Bronze   Lyon
  Paulina Dudek   Paris Saint-Germain
  Kathrin Hendrich   Bayern Munich
  VfL Wolfsburg
  Dominique Janssen   VfL Wolfsburg
  Sakina Karchaoui   Lyon
  Wendie Renard   Lyon
MF   Ingrid Syrstad Engen   VfL Wolfsburg
  Kheira Hamraoui   Barcelona
  Svenja Huth   VfL Wolfsburg
  Saki Kumagai   Lyon
  Kim Little   Arsenal
  Amel Majri   Lyon
  Dzsenifer Marozsán   Lyon
  Alexandra Popp   VfL Wolfsburg
FW   Delphine Cascarino   Lyon
  Kadidiatou Diani   Paris Saint-Germain
  Caroline Graham Hansen   Barcelona
  Pernille Harder   VfL Wolfsburg
  Jennifer Hermoso   Barcelona
  Marie-Antoinette Katoto   Paris Saint-Germain

Players of the seasonEdit

For the first time, positional awards will be awarded in the Women's Champions League for best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward of the competition. Votes will be cast for players of the season by coaches of the eight teams who participated in the final tournament in Spain, together with 20 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group who specialize in women's football. The coaches are not allowed to vote for players from their own teams. Jury members select their top three players, with the first receiving five points, the second three and the third one. The shortlist of the top three players was announced on 17 September 2020.[80] The award winners will be announced and presented during the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Switzerland on 1 October 2020.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The remainder of the competition, held in August 2020, was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[75]

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