Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Gareth Bale failed to secure place in the final three for UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Spurs forward Gareth Bale misses out on UEFA award as the initial shortlist of 10 was reduced to three.
Gareth Bale

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery recieved the most votes. The Welsh forward was eighth after the second round of voting. Gareth Bale scored 26 goals in all competition for Tottenham during the 2012-2013 campaign.

The Netherland forward Robin Van Persie who scored 26 times for Manchester United was in 10th place. The winner will be announced after another round of voting on 29 August.

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben, , Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski, Paris St-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Manchester United's Robin Van Persie were also in the initial shortlist. 

Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta picked up the main prize last season for the UEFA Best Player in Europe award.

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