Currently, UEFA has announced the top 10 Player of the Year nominees which make up the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award 2017 list. According to the list, only one Premier League player makes the cut. On the list, Ibrahimovic was ranked 10th and was headed by Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Only those top three players can now win the coveted UEFA Best Player in Europe Award 2017 which will be presented in Monaco on Thursday August 24.
Also in the list include Ronaldo’s Real Madrid team-mates Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Sergio Ramos all narrowly missed out on a place in the top three.
Check out below for complete list of Top 10 players in Europe shortlisted in the UEFA Best Player Award 2017.
UEFA Best Player in Europe Award 2017
1: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus)
2: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona)
3: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)
4: Luka Modrić (Croatia, Real Madrid)
5: Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid)
6: Paulo Dybala (Argentina, Juventus)
7: Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid)
8: Kylian Mbappé (France, Monaco)
9: Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern München)
10: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden, Manchester United)
Furthermore, UEFA will present other positional award on the same day.They include:
Goalkeeper of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season
- Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
- Manuel Neuer (Bayern München)
- Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid).
Defender of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season
- Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus, now AC Milan)
- Marcelo (Real Madrid)
- Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).
Midfielder of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season
- Casemiro (Real Madrid)
- Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
- Luka Modrić (Real Madrid).
Forward of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season
- Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
- Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).