UEFA Best Player in Europe Shortlist

22 Jul

Well done Cris, Ángel, and James! All three players have been short-listed for the 2014 UEFA Best Player in Europe award.

The full 10-player list is as follows:

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, Portugal NT)
James Rodríguez (Real Madrid, Colombia NT)
Ángel Di María (Real Madrid, Argentina NT)
Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich, Germany NT)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Argentina NT)
Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich, Germany NT)
Diego Costa (Chelsea, Spain NT)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich, Germany NT)
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich, Netherlands NT)
Luis Suárez (Barcelona, Uruguay NT)

Other Real Madrid players who received votes during the initial poll: Sergio Ramos (11th), Gareth Bale (19th), and Karim Benzema (tied for 24th). Not a bad representation.

The three finalists will be announced on August 14, with the winner determined via a live vote during the Champions League group stage draw on August 28 in Monaco.

– hopechaser

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