Football Fantasy: Vote For Europe's Best Player

There has been some outstanding individual play in this year’s Euro, and we're expecting a lot more in London. Who's the biggest standout? Cast your vote for Europe's best footballer!

Europe is rife with damn good soccer - er, football! -- players. The Euro might be wrapping up, but the Olympics are just around the corner. Which individual ballers are going to make the most difference to their teams? Who is the best player in Europe? You decide.

Vote here!

Europe's Best

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Country: Portugal
Position: Midfield
Age: 27
Club: Real Madrid
Claim To Fame: 86 La Liga goals in the last two seasons; 3 consecutive Premier League titles; a Champions League title; 2 PFA player of the Year awards; a La Liga title; the European Golden Shoe award; and the inaugural FIFA Puskas Award for "most beautiful goal."
Vote For Cristiano Ronaldo
Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Country: England
Position: Forward
Age: 26
Club: Manchester United
Claim To Fame: Six career Premier League hat tricks; 28 international goals; had 623 completed passes in the final third of the field in the 2011-12 season; was the only teenager ever to score for England in a Euro Championship.
Vote For Wayne Rooney
Mesut Ӧzil

Mesut Ozil

Country: Germany
Position: Midfield
Age: 23
Club: Real Madrid
Claim To Fame: First in scoring chances in La Liga 2011-12 season; has 8 goals in 31 appearances since 2009; with Ozil in the lineup, Germany's record is 22-5-4; in Euro 2012 qualifier, Ozil had 7 assists.
Vote For Mesut Ozil
Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie

Country: Netherlands
Position: Forward
Age: 28
Club: Arsenal
Claim To Fame: 48 Premier League goals over the past two seasons, 10 more than any other player; 132 goals for Arsenal; scored 6 goals in Euro 2012 qualifying matches; already has 1 goal in 2012 Euros.
Vote For Robin van Persie
Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta

Country: Spain
Position: Midfield
Age: 28
Club: Barcelona
Claim To Fame: 10 career goals for Spain, including game-winner in the 2010 world cup; with Iniesta in the lineup, Barcelona has won 46 of 48 matches; had 51 successful one-on-one take-ons in the 2011-12 La Liga season.
Vote For Andres Iniesta
Franck Ribéry

Franck Ribéry

Country: France
Position: Midfield
Age: 29
Club: Bayern Munich
Claim To Fame: Two-time French Player of the Year (2007, 2008); 2008 German Footballer of the year; second most UEFA Euros appearances on the French squad; signed by Bayern Munich for $33 million.
Vote For Franck Ribéry
Joe Hart

Joe Hart

Country: England
Position: Keeper
Age: 24
Club: Manchester City
Claim To Fame: One of two English players to appear in all eight Euro 2012 qualifiers; started every Premier league game; led Premiere league with 17 clean sheets; has Manchester City record for shutouts with 18 in the 2011-12 Premiere League season.
Vote For Joe Hart
Xavi

Xavi

Country: Spain
Position: Midfield
Age: 32
Club: Barcelona
Claim To Fame: 19 titles with Barcelona; led La Liga with 2,716 completed passes in 2011-12; has scored 11 goals with Spanish national team; has played in 108 game for the Spanish national team; won the 2008 Euro and was voted player of the tournament; was part of the 2010 World Cup championship team.
Vote For Xavi
Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben

Country: Netherlands
Position: Midfield
Age: 28
Club: Bayern Munich
Claim To Fame: Robben's teams have won 7 of 9 domestic cup finals across 6 competitions; only Dutch player to win the German Footballer of the Year (2010); scored game-winning goal against Uruguay in 2010 world cup semifinals; has won a title in four different top-flight European leagues.
Vote For Arjen Robben
Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Country: Sweden
Position: Forward
Age: 30
Club: AC Milan
Claim To Fame: 513 completed passes in the final third of this season, most of any player in Serie A; had 28 goals in the 2011-12 season in Serie A; has 29 goals in 75 appearances for Sweden; successfully beat defenders in one-on-one situations 71 times in 32 games in Serie A play.
Vote For Zlatan Ibrahimović

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