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July 19, 2016
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PUSHING FOR TOP HONOURS: Footy rivals Messi and Ronaldo

Soccer stars go toe to toe for coveted Best Player in Europe Award.

LIONEL Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will be going head to head for another major individual accolade as this season’s Best Player in Europe Award.

Last year’s winner Messi will be looking to collect his third award.

Honourees

Other former honourees are Andres Iniesta (2012), Franck Ribery (2013) and Ronaldo (2014).

The winner will be announced on August 25.

Top 10

1  Gareth Bale (Real Madrid & Wales)

2   Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy)

3   Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid & France)

4  Toni Kroos (Real Madrid & Germany)

5  Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina)

6  Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich & Germany)

7  Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich & Germany)

8  Pepe (Real Madrid & Portugal)

9  Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal)

10 Luis Suarez (Barcelona & Uruguay)

Candidate Gareth Bale

Other players (Ranking based on UEFA.com ratings)

11 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester & Algeria)

12 Jamie Vardy (Leicester & England)

13 Dimitri Payet (West Ham & France)

14 Jerome Boateng (Bayern & Germany)

15 Arturo Vidal (Bayern & Chile)

16 Luka Modric (Real & Croatia)

17 N’Golo Kante (Leicester & France)

18 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG & Sweden)

19 Eden Hazard (Chelsea & Belgium)

19 Andres Iniesta (Barcelona & Spain)

19 Neymar (Barcelona & Brazil)

19 Renato Sanches (Benfica & Portugal)

23 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern & Poland)

24 Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli & Argentina)

25 Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus & Italy)

25 Diego Godin (Atletico & Uruguay)

25 Will Grigg (Wigan & Northern Ireland)

25 Hugo Lloris (Tottenham & France)

25 Paul Pogba (Juventus & France)

30 Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham & Belgium)

30 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund & Gabon)

     Kevin De Bruyne (Man City & Belgium)

     Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla & France)

    Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla & Poland)

    Blaise Matuidi (PSG & France)

    Georges-Kévin N’Koudou (Marseille & France)

    Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid & Slovenia)

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