2013 Best Player in Europe Award - Messi, Ribéry and Ronaldo Named to Best Player
The winner will be named today.
The first round of voting for the 2012-13 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award produced a long list of 26 players, initially whittled down to ten, later three and finally, on 29 August, the chosen one.
Players nominated from the England Premier League were, Gareth Bale (WAL) – Tottenham Hotspur FC, Edin Džeko (BIH) – Manchester City FC, Branislav Ivanović (SRB) – Chelsea FC, Robin van Persie (NED) – Manchester United FC.
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The following players were nominated for the 2012-13 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award by a jury of journalists representing each of UEFA's member national associations.
Gareth Bale (WAL) – Tottenham Hotspur FC
Edinson Cavani (URU) – SSC Napoli
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) – Real Madrid CF
Dante (BRA) – FC Bayern München
Edin Džeko (BIH) – Manchester City FC
Falcao (COL) – Club Atlético de Madrid (now at AS Monaco FC)
Mario Götze (GER) – Borussia Dortmund (now at FC Bayern München)
İlkay Gündoğan (GER) – Borussia Dortmund
Zlatan Ibrahimović (SWE) – Paris Saint-Germain FC
Andrés Iniesta (ESP) – FC Barcelona
Branislav Ivanović (SRB) – Chelsea FC
Javi Martínez (ESP) – FC Bayern München
Philipp Lahm (GER) – FC Bayern München
Robert Lewandowski (POL) – Borussia Dortmund
Mario Mandžukić (CRO) – FC Bayern München
Lionel Messi (ARG) – FC Barcelona
Thomas Müller (GER) – FC Bayern München
Manuel Neuer (GER) – FC Bayern München
Óscar Cardozo (PAR) – SL Benfica
Andrea Pirlo (ITA) – Juventus
Franck Ribéry (FRA) – FC Bayern München
Arjen Robben (NED) – FC Bayern München
Bastian Schweinsteiger (GER) – FC Bayern München
Robin van Persie (NED) – Manchester United FC
Arturo Vidal (CHI) – Juventus
Xavi Hernández (ESP) – FC Barcelona
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