Messi and Suárez nominated for UEFA Best Player in Europe Award
The Argentinian is looking to retain the title that he already received last season, while the Uruguayan would be a first-time winner of the prestigious honour
09:30AM Monday 18 Jul
Leo Messi and Luis Suárez have been nominated for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award 2015/16. The winner will be announced on August 25 in Monaco at the Champions League group stage draw.
The list will be reduced to just three names on August 5, with both of the Barça stars very much in the running after their brilliant contributions to the double-winning campaign. Messi has already collected this accolade twice before.
The FCB duo are joined on the shortlist by Gareth Bale, Pepe, Toni Kroos and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Manuel Neuer and Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich).
The first list of players featured 37 players, including Neymar Jr and Andrés Iniesta, but unfortunately those two have not made it into the final ten.