NEWS
Tuesday November 20 2018
Serie A award nominees announced

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