SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPANISH FOOTBALL DOMINATES UEFA TOP 10 BEST PLAYERS LIST

SPANISH FOOTBALL DOMINATES UEFA TOP 10 BEST PLAYERS LIST

The Footballers in the running for the 2015-2016 "UEFA Best Player in Europe Award" ten-man short-list was announced today. They are:

Top 10 Candidates UEFA Player of the Year 2015-16

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid & Wales)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy) 
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid & France)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid & Germany)
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona & Argentina)
Thomas Müller (Bayern München & Germany)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern München & Germany)
Pepe (Real Madrid & Portugal)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal)
Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona & Uruguay)

Seven of the Top 10 play in Spanish Football, with Real Madrid having 4 candidates, Barça has 2 & Atletico Madrid 1 candi-tate. 

Sports journalists from each of UEFA's 55 member associations provided a 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 advance to the second vote, which will determine the three finalists to be named on 5 August. The jury will then cast their votes for the outright winner, which will be announced during the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on 25 August.

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