Best Player in Europe: Bale, Griezmann or Ronaldo

The Real Madrid pair of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, are the final three nominees for the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, according to the official website of UEFA.

As in previous years, journalists from each of UEFA’s 55 member associations provided an initial 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 advanced to a second round of voting, which has determined the three finalists named today.

The jury will cast their votes for the winner during the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 25 August. Past editions have been won by Lionel Messi (2011, 2015), Andres Iniesta (2012), Franck Ribery (2013) and Ronaldo (2014).