Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award after a phenomenal 2015-2016 season which saw him win his third Champions League title.
The 31-year-old, who won Europe’s elite competition with Manchester United in 2008 and Real in 2014, added to that tally at the San Siro in May.
Ronaldo was joined by fellow Los Blancos maestro Gareth Bale, and Atletico Madird forward Antoine Griezmann, in the final three nominees group.
Cristiano Ronaldo poses with the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award
Ronaldo’s achievement was celebrated during the Champions League draw in Monaco
(From left) Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann smile for the cameras
(From left) Griezmann, Bale and Ronaldo sit next to each as they wait for their fate
Ronaldo signs autographs for fans before the Champions League draw in Monaco
Wales and Los Blancos attacker Bale poses for photographs with supporters in the microstate
France and Atleti forward Griezmann proved a hit with selfie-hunters on Thursday evening
Before capping off a remarkable campaign by winning Euro 2016 with national side Portugal, Ronaldo scored 51 club goals in 48 appearances last season, laying on 15 assists for his team-mate.
In the Champions League he struck home an incredible 16 goals in 12 games en route to lifting the trophy, with four assists.
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