Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Gareth Bale And Antoine Griezmann To UEFA Best Player In Europe Award

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo holds his trophy of Best Men's player in Europe at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group stage draw ceremony, on August 25, 2016 in Monaco. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE
Ronaldo's achievement was celebrated during the Champions League draw in Monaco
Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has lifted the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award for a second time.
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Ronaldo enjoyed a sensational 2015/16, winning the UEFA Champions League with Madrid before leading his country to UEFA EURO 2016 glory.
The 31-year-old beat off competition from club-mate Gareth Bale and Atlético Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann to land the award he first picked up in 2013/14.
UEFA Champions League Draws
Pep Guardiola will return to the Camp Nou after Manchester City and Barcelona were drawn together in the Champions League group stage on Thursday.
Guardiola spent the majority of his playing career with Barcelona and led them to two European titles as manager in 2009 and 2011.
And now in his first season as City manager, he will face off against his former club in Group C, along with Borussia Monchengladbach and Celtic, when the group stage begins next month.
The Spanish champions beat City at the last-16 stage in both 2014 and 2015, while the teams just completed a transfer of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to City hours earlier.
The draw featured some other blockbuster matchups, as defending champions Real Madrid play Borussia Dortmund in Group F, Paris Saint-German face Arsenal in Group A, and Bayern Munich drew last year’s runners-up Atletico Madrid in Group D.
There were more favourable draws for the other two English clubs.
Debutants Leicester City were drawn with Porto, Club Brugge and FC Copenhagen in Group G, while Tottenham must play CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco in Group E.
UEFA Group Draws in Full
Group Stage Matchdays
September 13, 14
September 27, 28
October 18, 19
November 1, 2
November 22, 23
December 6, 7
Round of 16 draw: Monday, Dec. 12.
Credits: ESPN Sports / UEFA Champions League

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