UEFA Best Player in Europe for 2011/12 | All the 32 Contenders/Players Revealed
UEFA Best Player in Europe, which started last year in August, will again take place this year too. The UEFA Best Player in Europe will be announced on 30 August in Monaco just like it happened last year. Before that, the list will be cut to down to only three contenders or players on August 14, 2012.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) won the inaugural UEFA Best Player in Europe last year. The other two contenders were Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) and Xavi (Barcelona).
Something tells us that the final three could be similar to the final three last year. But whoever wins the award, seeing Leslie Davies of Bangor City FC in the list is like a breath of fresh air.
No clue why Fernando Torres is in the list.
Check out the full list of 32 players below.
The 32 player or contenders list is as follows (in alphabetical order):
Sergio Aguero – Manchester City
Xabi Alonso – Real Madrid
Mario Balotelli – Manchester City
Jakub Błaszczykowski – Borussia Dortmund
Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus
Iker Casillas – Real Madrid
Petr Cech – Chelsea
Fabio Coentrao – Real Madrid
Leslie Davies – Bangor City
Didier Drogba – Chelsea
Cesc Fabregas – Barcelona
Falcao – Club Atletico de Madrid
Joe Hart – Manchester City
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
Andres Iniesta – Barcelona
Shinji Kagawa – Borussia Dortmund
Vincent Kompany – Manchester City
Frank Lampard – Chelsea
Lionel Messi – Barcelona
Luka Modric – Tottenham Hotspur
Mesut Ozil – Real Madrid
Pepe – Real Madrid
Andrea Pirlo – Juventus
Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
Raúl Gonzalez – FC Schalke 04
Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid
Wayne Rooney – Manchester United
David Silva – Manchester City
Fernando Torres – Chelsea
Yaya Toure – Manchester City
Robin van Persie – Arsenal
Xavi Hernandez – Barcelona