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UEFA top player list

Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named on the three-man shortlist for UEFA's Best Player in Europe award for the 12/13 season.

The attacking trio came top in a poll of journalists from each of UEFA's member national associations and the overall winner will be announced in a live vote during the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on August 29. Manchester United's Robin van Persie was in 10th position.

Last year's winner was Andres Iniesta while his Barcelona team-mate Messi lifted the inaugural award for the 2010/11 season.

Argentina star Messi, the four-time reigning FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, helped Barca win the Primera Division title last term with 46 league goals - earning him the European Golden

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