BEN – Ten players have decided to be nominated for the best player of Europe 2013/14. Seven of them will be killed, and only three finalists will be.
They will be selected by a jury of journalists each of the UEFA member associations. Three names will be found on August 14, and then are eligible to receive the award will be known on August 28, along with the group drawing UEFA Champions League 2014/2015.
This season marks the fourth edition of the award, which was born from an initiative by UEFA President Michel Platini. Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Franck Ribery won the first, second and third editions respectively. (adk / JPNN)
Here 10 Nominations European Player (order not based on the points)
1. Diego Costa (Spain, Atletico Madrid–now at Chelsea)
2 Angel Di Maria (Argentina, Real Madrid)
3 James Rodriguez (Colombia, AS Monaco)
4. Philipp Lahm (Germany, Bayern Munich)
5. Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona)
6 Thomas Mueller (Germany, Bayern Munich)
7 Manuel Neuer (Germany, Bayern Munich)
8. Arjen Robben (Netherlands, Bayern Munich)
9. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)
10 Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Liverpool–now in Barcelona)