Ronaldo named UEFA Best Player

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA’s Best Player in Europe 2016, beating Antoine Griezmann and Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale.

Ronaldo topped a vote of journalists ahead of Bale and Atletico Madrid’s Griezmann, claiming the award for the second time, the first in 2014.

The Madrid forward enjoyed a year in which he won the Champions League with his club and Euro 2016 with his country, captaining Portugal to victory over Griezmann’s France.

Bale and Griezmann joined Ronaldo in the top three as picked by reporters across Europe, Bale part of the Madrid side that won in Milan and impressing for Wales over the summer and Griezmann starring for Champions League runners-up Atletico.

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