Know who were the group winners of UEFA Nations League 2018-19, and the winner list of awards like the golden boot and golden glove
UEFA Nations League is a football league for European teams. The first season of the tournament was played in 2018-19 where Portugal won the trophy after defeating the Netherlands in the finals. Moreover, the league is a unique league, where the teams are divided into different tiers based on their FIFA ranking.
The top four teams play in the finals. So, the best player or the top scorer of the tournament is considered on the basis of the finals matches. So, here is a list of all the winners of the UEFA Nations league of 2018-19 including the goalscorers and best players.
Groups Winners List Of UEFA Nations League 2018-19, Finals Winner
During the league stages, the top goalscorers were divided on the basis of their groups. Meaning, a group D player cannot become the top scorer of the tournament by scoring 15 goals in the league. So, here is the list of top goalscorers of every league:
- Group-A: Haris Seferovic
- Group-B: Edin Džeko
- Group-C: Aleksandar Mitrović
- Group-D: Yura Movsisyan
Nations League Finals Awards
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the semi-finals against Switzerland to secure Portugal’s spot in the finals. Moreover, he was the top scorer of the final stage of the tournament by scoring 3 goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo: 3 Goals
Portugal’s playmaker Bernando Silva was awarded the best player of the tournament. Silva assisted twice in two matches of the Nations League to win the award.
Best Young Player
Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong won the award for best young player of the tournament.
Team Of The Tournament
GK: Jordan Pickford
Defenders: Daley Blind, Virgil van Dijk, Rúben Dias and Nélson Semedo
Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong, Georginio Wijnaldum and Bruno Fernandes
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva and Xherdan Shaqiri
Goal Of The Tournament
The SOCAR Goal of the Tournament was decided by online voting where Portugal’s Captain Cristiano Ronaldo won the award for his goal against Switzerland. All of his three goals were nominated along with one goal of Matthijs de Ligt.