Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named on the short list for UEFA's Best Player in Europe award. The three nominated players received the most overall points from the first round of voting for the award which will be presented in Monaco on 30 August.

Juventus' Andrea Pirlo and Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez just missed out.

The original list was drawn up by one selected journalist from each UEFA member country voting for five players.

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