The Real Madrid pair of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Atlético Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, are the final three nominees for the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.
Gareth Bale, Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo are the three nominees for the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. Click the individual links below for a full rundown of each contender's 2015/16 achievements:
- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid & Wales)
- Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid & France)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal)
As in previous years, journalists from each of UEFA's 55 member associations provided an initial 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 advanced to a second round of voting, which has determined the three finalists named today.
The jury will cast their votes for the winner during the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 25 August. Past editions have been won by Lionel Messi (2011, 2015), Andrés Iniesta (2012), Franck Ribéry (2013) and Ronaldo (2014).
4 Luis Suárez (Barcelona & Uruguay) – 29 points
5 Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina) – 25
6 Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy) – 19
7 Pepe (Real Madrid & Portugal) – 9
8 Manuel Neuer (Bayern München & Germany) – 6
9 Toni Kroos (Real Madrid & Germany) – 5
10 Thomas Müller (Bayern München & Germany) – 2