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IN Sports ON 25 Aug, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Best Player, after winning the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid.
Playing for Real Madrid and Porgutal has lifted Cristiano to win the title for a second time.
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Taking him and his country to UEFA EURO 2016 glory.
He had 36 appearances, 35 goals and 11 assists.
He had 12 appearances, 16 goals and 4 assists.
He had 7 appearances, 3 goals and 3 assists.
He said it's a great honour. He thanked his team-mates from Real Madrid and Portugal, and said they were the key of the victory.
Winning EURO was a different thing for him, because he has won the Champions League three times now. And to win something with Portugal was a highlight of his career.
A list of five best ranked players was provided by journalists from each of the UEFA's 55 associations. The first receiving five points, the second four, and so on.
Players with most points went into a second round, where Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale and Griezmann were determined as the final three.
A live poll during the UEFA Champions League was made, and the 55 journalists selected their favorite: Cristiano Ronaldo, Best Player in Europe.