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Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben And Cristiano Ronaldo Shortlisted For UEFA Player Of The Year Gong

By Alan Duffy


How many bloody awards are there these days in football!? Well, UEFA’s dismally named “Best Player In Europe Award” for 2014 has thrown up the trio of World Cup winning sweeper-keeper Manuel Neuer, World Cup diver Arjen Robben and World Cup flopping muscle-Mary Cristiano Ronaldo as the players shortlisted for the award this year.

Those three megastars won the most votes from football journalists based on their performances in the 2013/14 season and will now be the subject of another vote to see who wins the ‘Best Player In Europe’ award.

The rest of the top 10 voted for was as follows..

4 Thomas Müller (GER, FC Bayern München) – number of points, 39
5 Philipp Lahm (GER, FC Bayern München) – 24
5 Lionel Messi (ARG, FC Barcelona) – 24
7 James Rodríguez (COL, AS Monaco FC/Real Madrid CF) – 16
8 Luis Suárez (URU, Liverpool FC/FC Barcelona) – 13
9 Ángel Di María (ARG, Real Madrid CF) – 12
10 Diego Costa (ESP, Club Atlético de Madrid/Chelsea FC) – 8

The outright winner will be announced on August 28th after a live vote in Monaco during the Champions League draw shenanigans.


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By Alan Duffy on August 14th, 2014 in International football, Miscellaneous, Newsnow, Real Madrid. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

3 Responses to “Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben And Cristiano Ronaldo Shortlisted For UEFA Player Of The Year Gong”

  1. Bob says:

    Bit harsh on Bale. Not even top 10

  2. Joris says:

    where was bale in world cup???? nowhere!! so good that he is not top 10.
    neuer has to win. he won the world cup and was good for bayern.
    it is weird that james rodriguez is ranked so highly, he had a good season at paris and a great world cup. but it’s only paris and the league 1 after all.
    might as well give fifth place to my main man vladimir voskoboinikov who dominated the estonian meistriliiga this year.

  3. John says:

    @ Joris:
    You’re the real expert.

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