Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luiz Surez have been announced as the final three candidates for the 2014/2015 Uefa best player award.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo will compete for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award for last season.
UEFA have confirmed that the three superstars topped a Europe-wide poll of journalists who chose from a 10-player shortlist.
The same 54-member panel picks a winner on August 27 at the Champions League group draw in Monaco.
Messi and Ronaldo had a season-long duel for the Champions League scoring record and resume this season tied on 77 goals.
Suarez is nominated despite starting his season in late-October after serving a FIFA ban for biting at the World Cup.
The Uruguay forward scored the wining goal against Juventus in the Champions League final.