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The prize for the best European player of the season 2015/2016 years has been Cristiano Ronaldo. The award was presented at the ceremony, which was held in Monaco
In July, UEFA announced the ten best players of the last season, which was decided by journalists from 55 countries of Europe. This ten included Gareth bale (real Madrid, Wales), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus, Italy), Antoine Griezmann (club atlético de Madrid, France), Toni Kroos (real Madrid, Germany), Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Argentina), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich, Germany), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich, Germany), Pepe (real Madrid, Portugal), Cristiano Ronaldo (real Madrid, Portugal) and Luis Suarez (Barcelona, Uruguay).
In early August, identified three nominees — the three included Gareth bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann. The final vote was won by Cristiano Ronaldo, who last season won the Champions League and won the championship.
UEFA presents the award for best player of the season in 2011. Previously, the prize was awarded to Lionel Messi (2011 and 2015), Andres Iniesta (2012) and Frank Ribery (2013) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2014).
Ronaldo was the only player who never got out of the three nominees. Lionel Messi was not included in the top three in 2014 and 2016.