So, you want a football award that does exactly what is says on the tin ? Well then, we give you UEFA's Best Player in Europe Award, which is awarded every summer to ...errr the best footballer in Europe for the previous season.

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award Winners

All of the winners of UEFA's Best Player in Europe Award award since 2010...

Notes:

(1) Tie for 2nd place.

Year Winner Second Third
2010-11 Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona/Spain) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal)
2011-12 Andres Iniesta (Barcelona/Spain) Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) (1) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) (1)
2012-13 Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/France) Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal)
2013-14 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/Germany) Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich/Netherlands)
2014-15 Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) Luis Suárez (Barcelona/Uruguay) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal)
2015-16 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid/France) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid/Wales)