Lieke Martens was elected the European football player of the Year

Lieke Martens was elected the European football player of the Year

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Lieke Martens was Thursday elected to the European football player of the Year. The Dutch got the trophy after the draw for the Champions League. In the men’s award went to Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 24-year-old Martens thanks the price especially to its strong performance during the recent european CHAMPIONSHIPS. They picked up there with the Netherlands at the beginning of this month, the European title, after which it was voted the best player of the tournament.

Martens received on Thursday in Monaco is preferred over the Danish Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg) and the German Dzsenifer Marozsan (Olympique Lyon). The prize was awarded by a panel of coaches and journalists.

“This is fantastic, I’m speechless”, responded a dolgelukkige Martens. “Without my teammates I had never saved. I want very much to thank.”

The Limburg has already signed for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS and a lucrative contract with FC Barcelona. They played soccer the past few years in the Swedish league for V/Göteborg FC and FC Rosengard.

Martens follows the Norwegian Ada Hegerberg on as the best football player of Europe. This UEFA prize went to the German internationals Nadine Angerer (2013), Nadine Kessler (2014), and Celia Sasic (2015).


Martens takes the prize for European football player of the year in receipt


Ronaldo was, for the second year in a row and third time in total, voted best player at the European fields. The star player of Real Madrid got more votes than Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon.

The Portuguese was champion with Real Madrid, and had twelve goals a large share in the income of Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Real Madrid grossierde as the winner of the main cup for European club teams in prices. Ronaldo was in Monaco also voted best attacker of the last edition of the Champions League.

His team-mate Luka Modric (best midfielder) and Sergio Ramos (best defender) fell also within the prices. Gianluigi Buffon was voted best goalkeeper. The 39-year-old goalkeeper drew with Juventus in the final and remained in eight duels without still in strong position.

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