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UEFA Releases Best Player Shortlist

  • ESPN FC, Tuesday, July 9, 2013 3:11 PM
UEFA on Tuesday published its shortlist for its Best Player in Europe Award for 2012-13. The list, which features four players from European champion Bayern Munich but no defenders or goalkeepers, is as follows: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller, Bastian Schweinsteiger (all Bayern Munich), Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Robin van Persie (Manchester United), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris St. Germain), and Gareth Bale (Tottenham). The award will be presented on Aug. 29 at the UCL draw in Monaco.

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