Messi, van Persie, Ronaldo others on Uefa Best Player shortlist

Published 7 years ago by: franel
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at 04:35 AM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)

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«§» 17 July 2012

Uefa has announced a list of the 32 players who are in contention for their award for the best player of Europe.



La Liga champions Real Madrid are the most represented club on the list, with seven players, followed by Premier League holders Manchester City, who boast six players.

Champions League winners Chelsea and Catalan giants Barcelona boast four players each, while Radamel Falcao is the sole player from Europa League champions, Atletico Madrid.

The players were chosen by a jury of journalists from each of Uefa’s 53 member associations. The governing body for European football will reveal on August 14 the names of the three players who were given the most points by the writers, who will then proceed to the live vote to choose the overall winner in Monaco.

Barca’s Lionel Messi was the winner of the first edition of the award, beating team-mate Xavi and Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo to the honour.

Raul and Didier Drogba have left Europe since their exploits last season for Al Sadd and Shanghai Shenhua respectively, while Shinji Kagawa’s form for Borussia Dortmund earned him a summer move to Manchester United.

Player               Club

Sergio Aguero Manchester City

Xabi Alonso Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli Manchester City

Jakub Blaszczykowski Borussia Dortmund

Gianluigi Buffon Juventus

Iker Casillas Real Madrid

Petr Cech Chelsea

Fabio Coentrao Real Madrid

Leslie Davies Bangor City

Didier Drogba Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas Barcelona

Radamel Falcao Atletico Madrid

Joe Hart Manchester City

Zlatan Ibrahimovic AC Milan

Andres Iniesta Barcelona

Shinji Kagawa Borussia Dortmund

Vincent Kompany Manchester City

Frank Lampard Chelsea

Lionel Messi Barcelona

Luka Modric Tottenham

Mesut Ozil Real Madrid

Pepe Real Madrid

Andrea Pirlo Juventus

Sergio Ramos Real Madrid

Raul Schalke

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

Wayne Rooney Manchester United

David Silva Manchester City

Fernando Torres Chelsea

Yaya Toure Manchester City

Robin van Persie Arsenal

Xavi Barcelona

A live vote will be conducted to reveal the overall winner of the accolade after the final three most nominated players are revealed next month.

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nonsovin at 10:52 AM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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NO TWO WAYS ABOUT THAT,  M E S SI     O R     N O B O D Y !
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harrison10 at 11:07 AM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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ok nah
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worlor2008 at 11:19 AM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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THE WINNER IS OBVIOUS.....MESSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ALL DAY..lionel Messi - face of football Cristiano Ronaldo - face of shampoo..LOL
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crusifixo at 11:48 AM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: worlor2008 on 11:19 AM, 17/07/2012
THE WINNER IS OBVIOUS.....MESSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ALL DAY..lionel Messi - face of football Cristiano Ronaldo - face of shampoo..LOL

ASS HOLE.........YOU CANT AFFORD RONALDO'S SHAMPOO
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aso4life1 at 11:57 AM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Please don't let us be sentimental, what fantastic thing MESSI did last season? please tell me....to be fair, I think it should be given to an English league player cos they tried and took Europe by surprise.

Mario Baloteli,Aguero,Van persie or even Drogba...these guys perfomed better than Messi, or I will rather give it to Iniesta,Fabregas or xavi cos they all really played better then Messi last season

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richi192 at 11:59 AM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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Ifemylove at 01:29 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: aso4life1 on 11:57 AM, 17/07/2012
Please don't let us be sentimental, what fantastic thing MESSI did last season? please tell me....to be fair, I think it should be given to an English league player cos they tried and took Europe by surprise.

Mario Baloteli,Aguero,Van persie or even Drogba...these guys perfomed better than Messi, or I will rather give it to Iniesta,Fabregas or xavi cos they all really played better then Messi last season


very true
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franel at 01:39 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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okay

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Lekan22 at 02:03 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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ok.
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Simon-Zeletus at 03:02 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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I wish Ronaldo we claim it for the second time
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denmal at 03:54 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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rubbish
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Cyril168 at 04:38 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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INIESTA THE BEST
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Solidstonez at 05:10 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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OK

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Solidstonez at 05:11 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: crusifixo on 11:48 AM, 17/07/2012
ASS HOLE.........YOU CANT AFFORD RONALDO'S SHAMPOO
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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chicco77 at 05:51 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed
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Senegal at 10:19 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Undecided
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BendelArmedRobb at 10:31 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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naija  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin  Naija una too much!!!coffee wey I dey drink for hia comot for my nose as I read this.
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zoe61 at 10:48 PM, 17/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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let the best win, i pray for my african brothers
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dickman2 at 12:46 AM, 18/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: zoe61 on 10:48 PM, 17/07/2012
let the best win, i pray for my african brothers
Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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