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Messi, Suarez and Ronaldo shortlisted for Best Player in Europe Award

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Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo are the finalists for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award 2014/2015.

The La Liga trio topped a Europe-wide poll of journalists from each of UEFA’s 54 member associations

Messi is odds on favourite to win the award.

He was instrumental in Barcelona’s treble-winning season scoring 58 goals in all competitions for the Catalan giants.

He is hoping to win the award for a second time after 2011.

He is up against Barca teammate Suarez who was also a key contributor to his club’s success – notably in the second half of the season following his return from his biting ban.

Last year’s winner Ronaldo ended the campaign with a league leading 48 goals and a staggering 61 in all competitions.

Despite his stellar season Real Madrid failed to win a single trophy.

Both Ronaldo and Messi also reached a record 77 career Champions League goals last term.

The winner will be announced on August 27 in Monaco at the same time as the Champions League draw.