The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has organized their annual football award ceremony.
The 2018/19 season award was held in Monaco after this season’s UCL group draw.
All the three shortlisted players Van Dijk, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo made it to the event.
Surprisingly Liverpool and Netherlands defeated defender Van Dijk was announced the winner.
He becomes the first Defender to be crowned Uefa European Best Player of the season.
Van Dijk in the season under review helped Liverpool to win their 6th Uefa Champions League Trophy and at the international level, he played a key role to get Netherlands to the finals of the Uefa Nations League.