Jorginho is the current holder of the award after the Italian played key roles in Chelsea and Italy clinching the Champions League and European Championship last year.
Now though, the midfielder has not even made the top 15 after what was a very disappointing year for club and country.
Instead, the top three consists of Manchester City and Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Real Madrid and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Real Madrid and France striker, Karim Benzema.
The rest of the top 15 players are as follows:
4 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern, now Barcelona & Poland) – 54 points
5 Luka Modrić (Real Madrid & Croatia) – 52 points
6 Sadio Mané (Liverpool, now Bayern & Senegal) – 51 points
7 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool & Egypt) – 46 points
8 Kylian Mbappé (Paris & France) – 25 points
9 Vinícius Junior (Real Madrid & Brazil) – 21 points
10 Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool & Netherlands) – 19 points
11 Bernardo Silva (Manchester City & Portugal) – 7 points
12 Filip Kostić (Eintracht Frankfurt & Serbia) – 7 points
13 Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma & Italy) – 5 points
14 Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool & England) – 2 points
15 Fabinho (Liverpool & Brazil) – 1 point
How the voting works
An initial shortlist of 15 players was selected by UEFA’s technical study group.
The top three nominees were voted by a jury comprising the following:
• The clubs that participated in the group stages of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League • A group of journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM)
Jury members chose their top three players, with the first receiving five points, the second three and the third one. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own team.