UEFA Unveils 10 Nominees For Player Of The Year Award

UEFA has unveiled its ten man nominees for the player of the year awards in European club football.

A cast of stellar names are in the running for the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award after the ten-man shortlist was announced today.

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are forerunners to win the award
Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are forerunners to win the award

Journalists from each of UEFA’s 55 member associations provided a list of their five best-ranked players, with the first receiving five points, the second four and so on. The ten players with the most points advance to the second vote, which will determine the three finalists to be named on 5 August.

The jury will then cast their votes for the outright winner, which will be announced during the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on 25 August. Last year’s winner, Lionel Messi will be looking to collect his third award after scooping the first in 2011. Other former honorees are, Andres Iniesta (2012), Frank Ribery (2013) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2014). uefa nominees out

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The nominees, in alphabetical order, are:

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid & Wales)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy)
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid & France)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid & Germany)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina)
Thomas Müller (Bayern München & Germany)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern München & Germany)
Pepe (Real Madrid & Portugal)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal)
Luis Suárez (Barcelona & Uruguay)


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