Cristiano Ronaldo follows himself as a UEFA Player of the Year

The Dutch Lieke Martens was chosen as the best football player of Europe.

Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Zinedine Zidane celebrate together after the CL win. © AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo (32) has been chosen as the UEFA Player of the Year, the price of the best footballer on the European fields of the previous season crowns. That was announced in Monaco during the draw for the group stage of the Champions League. The Dutch Lieke Martens was chosen as the best football player of Europe.

In addition to the attacker of Real Madrid were Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon on the shortlist for the award.

Third time

The Portuguese win the award for the third time, after 2014 and 2016, and was also on stage as the best attacker of the last Champions League season.

Real won Ronaldo the past season in addition to the Spanish championship and also the kampioenenbal.

Buffon received the award for best goalkeeper of the last CL-season. The 39-year-old Italian kicked it with Juventus in the final of the Champions League, which Real Madrid 1-4 was too strong.

The prize for best midfielder of the last CL edition went to Croat Luka Modric (Real Madrid).


The European Footballer of the Year was marked by 80 coaches from clubs participating in the group stage of the Champions League 2016-2017, and 55 journalists.

The rest of the top ten made the UEFA in mid-August, is already known. 4 the Croatian Luka Modric (Real Madrid). Then the German Toni Duckweed (Real Madrid), the Argentine Paulo Dybala (Juventus), the Spaniard Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) the Frenchman Kylian Mbappé (Monaco) and the Pole Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich). The Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) close to the top ten.

Lieke Martens, who recently with the Netherlands in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, the women won, out of the Danish Pernille Harder and the German Dzsenifer Marozsán.

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