English club’s lacking in best player shortlist.
The ten players for UEFA’s 2013/14 player of the season has been announced with just a sole representative from the Premier League making the list.
The ten players go into a second round of voting to produce the three finalist nominees, who will be named on Thursday 14 August. The award will then be presented in Monaco on 28 August during the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage draw.
The list is as follows:
• Diego Costa (Spain, Club Atlético de Madrid – now at Chelsea FC)
• Ángel Di María (Argentina, Real Madrid CF)
• James Rodríguez (Colombia, AS Monaco FC)
• Philipp Lahm (Germany, FC Bayern München)
• Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona)
• Thomas Müller (Germany, FC Bayern München)
• Manuel Neuer (Germany, FC Bayern München)
• Arjen Robben (Netherlands, FC Bayern München)
• Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid CF)
• Luis Suárez (Uruguay, Liverpool FC – now at FC Barcelona)
A total of 35 players received votes in the original poll, but those who fell short are listed below.
11 Sergio Ramos, Spain, Real Madrid CF
12 Thibaut Courtois, Belgium, Club Atlético de Madrid (Chelsea FC)
13 Zlatan Ibrahimovi?, Sweden, Paris Saint-Germain
Andrea Pirlo, Italy, Juventus
15 Yaya Touré, Ivory Coast, Manchester City FC
16 Toni Kroos, Germany, FC Bayern München – now at Real Madrid CF
17 Neymar, Brazil, FC Barcelona
Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany, FC Bayern München
19 Gareth Bale, Wales, Real Madrid CF
20 Diego Godin, Uruguay, Club Atlético de Madrid
21 Sergio Agüero, Argentina, Manchester City FC
Koke, Spain, Club Atlético de Madrid
Arturo Vidal, Chile, Juventus
24 Karim Benzema, France, Real Madrid CF
Kris Commons, Scotland, Celtic FC
Javier Mascherano, Argentina, FC Barcelona
Franck Ribéry, France, FC Bayern München
28 Mario Götze, Germany, FC Bayern München
Mats Hummels, Germany, Borussia Dortmund
Ivan Rakiti?, Croatia, Sevilla FC – now at FC Barcelona
Thiago Silva, Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Wesley Sneijder, Netherlands, Galatasaray A?
Carlos Tévez, Argentina, Juventus
Arda Turan, Turkey, Club Atlético de Madrid
Robin van Persie, Netherlands, Manchester United FC
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