The nominees have been announced for the Gran Galà del Calcio, often referred to as the Oscars of Italian football.
The award ceremony happens every year, rewarding players and Coaches in various categories, and the shortlists were announced today.
Gianluigi Buffon could be Goalkeeper of the Year for a 13th time, as he’s nominated alongside Gianluigi Donnarumma, Samir Handanovic and Alisson.
Simone Inzaghi, Massimiliano Allegri, Eusebio Di Francesco and Maurizio Sarri have all been nominated for Coach of the Year, and Sandro Tonali is up for the Serie B Young Player of the Year award.
An XI will be put together of the best players in Serie A last season, with an award for referees too.
Gran Galà del Calcio nominees:
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Samir Handanovic, Alisson Becker
Full-backs: Joao Cancelo, Aleksandar Kolarov, Alex Sandro
Centre-backs: Milan Skriniar, Kostas Manolas, Stefan De Vrij, Kalidou Koulibaly, Giorgio Chiellini
Midfielders: Jorginho, Allan Marques Loureiro, Marek Hamsik, Sergej Milinković-Savić, Radja Nainggolan, Miralem Pjanic
Forwards: Paulo Dybala, Edin Dzeko, Mauro Icardi, Ciro Immobile, Douglas Costa, Dries Mertens
Female players: Barbara Bonansea, Alia Guagni, Cristiana Girelli
Coaches: Simone Inzaghi, Massimiliano Allegri, Eusebio Di Francesco, Maurizio Sarri
Referees: Daniele Orsato, Gianluca Rocchi, Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Serie B Young Player: Sandro Tonali, Marco Varnier, Antonino La Gumina