Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is named UEFA best player in Europe for 2015-16.
Ronaldo is coming off a successful campaign, winning both the Champions League and Euro 2016, Portugal’s first-ever major trophy. The 31-year-old scored 51 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions last season, including 16 in Europe.
The award was chosen after journalists from UEFA’s 55 member associations were asked for their own five choices as the best player in the continent last season.
Ronaldo was then named with Bale and Griezmann in the final three and went into Thursday night’s as a raging favourite.