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How the award works

In a live vote at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on 27 August two panels of journalists from across Europe decided the winner of the 2014/15 UEFA Best Player in Europe Awards.
How the award works
The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco staged the event ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 13 August 2014, 20.45CET

• The juries comprised renowned sports journalists representing each of the UEFA national associations (54 for the men's award, 18 for the women's award).

• For the men's award each journalist initally provided a list of their top five players, with the first player receiving five points, the second four points and so on. The top ten overall were then the subject of a second round of voting.

• The three players with the most points from the second round of voting were shortlisted for the final round.

• The three nominees were announced on 12 August.

• For the women's award the initial shortlist of 11 was decided by lists provided by the eight coaches of the 2014/15 UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finalists and European FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers, with the first player receiving five points, the second four points and so on.

• The top ten overall were then the subject of a second round of voting by the panel of journalists.

• The three players with the most points from the second round of voting were shortlisted for the final round.

• The three nominees were announced on 12 August.

Both deciding votes took place in Monaco on 27 August when the journalists voted live, via an electronic system.

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