Ajax players nominated by UEFA

Andy van der Meyde, Steven Pienaar and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been nominated by UEFA for 'best forward' of the Champions League. Cristian Chivu is on the nomination for 'best defender'. Ibrahimovic's goal against Lyon has been nominated for 'best goal'. Only players of teams that made it to the quarter finals could be nominated.

Visitors of the web site of UEFA van vote in four subcategories for their favourite player. A distinction has been made between goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards.

A team of top football people, such as Marcello Lippi, Alex Ferguson, Gérard Houllier, Giovanni Trapattoni and Rinus Michels determines the winners. The fans' choice counts partially.

There is also, for the first time, the possibility to choose the best goal in the UEFA Champions League.

Choose your favourites