Browsing European footballer of the year

Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben

Lionel Messi Out as Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben & Manuel Neuer up for UEFA Award

Posted on 14 Aug, 2014, by in Soccer

The UEFA Best player in Europe, or the European footballer of the year, won’t have Lionel Messi among the three finalists this season. Cristiano Ronaldo, known for his sour face in these award galas, will be joined by Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer in the trio that from it the winner will be announced. More

Ribery, Messi, Ronaldo

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award – Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery or Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted on 6 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

While the usual two suspects of pretty much every individual award are up for this one as well, Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich provides the change from the La Liga sweep, representing European champions Bayern Munich. He’ll be running against Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid. More

Andres Iniesta, European Footballer of the Year, Not Messi or Ronaldo

Posted on 30 Aug, 2012, by in Soccer

For the first time since 2007, someone not called Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi wins the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, what was once the Ballon d’Or, won by Andres Iniesta of Barcelona for the 2011-2012 season. More