Ron­aldo, Bale make UEFA best player short­list

Daily Trust - - SPORT REPORT -

Por­tu­gal’s Cris­tiano Ron­aldo and Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale head­lined a 10-man short­list an­nounced yes­ter­day for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.

Ron­aldo struck the win­ning spot-kick as Real claimed an 11th Cham­pi­ons League ti­tle, beat­ing city ri­vals Atletico Madrid on penal­ties in May, be­fore lead­ing his coun­try to Euro 2016 glory.

Fel­low Por­tu­gal and Real team-mate Pepe also fea­tures on the short­list along with Wales star Bale, who steered his coun­try to the semi-fi­nals of the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship in their first ap­pear­ance at a ma­jor fi­nals since 1958.

Atletico striker An­toine Griez­mann was also nom­i­nated af­ter his six goals at Euro 2016 earned him the player of the tour­na­ment and the Golden Boot.

„ Cris­tiano Ron­aldo

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