After the draw for the group stage of the Champions League, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin came to the stage of the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and handed out awards for the best of the season for us.
Pep Guardiola, who won the European Championship title with Manchester City, received the well-deserved award for coach of the year.
Guardiola won his second trophy in the Champions League last season and he did it quite dominantly. Not only did he win the strongest European club competition, he also did the same in England.
City tied the second title in the Premier League, and on top of that they grafted the FA Cup, so there really wasn’t the slightest doubt that Guardiola would be declared the best.
Erling Haaland also had a great season and was awarded the best UEFA player for last season. It was the Norwegian who was the ingredient that City lacked for the biggest trophy.
Haaland was brutal last season. In 53 games in all competitions, he scored as many as 52 goals with nine assists.
In the Champions League alone, he scored 12 times in only 11 matches! Really impressive. In competition with Kevin de Bruyne and Lionel Messi (?!), Haaland was truly the best.