UEFA Best Player in Europe Award! Real and City have many players than Barca! Who deserves the trophy?
UEFA has announced on the official site the list of players who are fighting for the title of “Best Player in Europe”!
Leo Messi, the first winner of this trophy, is on the list with the last year’s rivals, Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi. The trophy will be awarded on August 30 in Monaco.
Initiative to create this distinction belongs to UEFA president. As in 2011, a jury of journalists from all 53 countries belonging to the European league have made lists of the best players. Players are put in order from 1 to 5, the best having 5 points, the second 4, and so on.
On August 14 UEFA will reveal who are the best 3 players in terms of votes.
Manchester City and Real Madrid have most players, by 6 per team. FC Barcelona and Chelsea follows with 4, but this summer Londoners losing one of the nominated – Didier Drogba, who left for Shanghai Shenhua. In total 12 clubs are represented.
Here is the list of the 32 players who are nominated for winning the trophy:
Sergio Agüero (ARG) – Manchester City
Xabi Alonso (ESP) – Real Madrid
Mario Balotelli (ITA) – Manchester City
Jakub Błaszczykowski (POL) – Borussia Dortmund
Gianluigi Buffon (ITA) – Juventus
Iker Casillas (ESP) – Real Madrid
Petr Čech (CZE) – Chelsea
Fábio Coentrão (POR) – Real Madrid
Leslie Davies (WAL) – Bangor City
Didier Drogba (CIV) – Chelsea (now Shanghai Shenhua)
Cesc Fàbregas (ESP) – FC Barcelona
Falcao (COL) – Club Atlético de Madrid
Joe Hart (ENG) – Manchester City
Zlatan Ibrahimović (SWE) – AC Milan
Andrés Iniesta (ESP) – FC Barcelona
Shinji Kagawa (JPN) – Borussia Dortmund (now Manchester United FC)
Vincent Kompany (BEL) – Manchester City
Frank Lampard (ENG) – Chelsea
Lionel Messi (ARG) – FC Barcelona
Luka Modrić (CRO) – Tottenham Hotspur
Mesut Özil (GER) – Real Madrid
Pepe (POR) – Real Madrid
Andrea Pirlo (ITA) – Juventus
Sergio Ramos (ESP) – Real Madrid
Raúl González (ESP) – FC Schalke 04 (now al-Sadd Sports Club)
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) –
Wayne Rooney (ENG) – Manchester United
David Silva (ESP) – Manchester City FC
Fernando Torres (ESP) – Chelsea FC
Yaya Touré (CIV) – Manchester City FC
Robin van Persie (NED) – Arsenal FC
Xavi Hernández (ESP) – FC Barcelona