The three-man shortlist for the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League player of the year award have been announced.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who was knocked out in the semi final by Juventus last season, made the cut alongside finalists, Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon and Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 15, 2017
The winner will be announced next week Thursday, 24th August 2017.
Real Madrid won the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League, defeating Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff last June.