Neymar is not included despite having scored in the last 5 matches: from quarterfinals to the final
Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Luis Suarez. One of the three will be the winner of the 2014/15 Best Player in Europe Award and we will know it on August 27. UEFA published the three nominees who will compete for the prize after journalists from each of the 54 UEFA member associations gave a list of their five favorites.
It's worth mentioning the absence of Neymar, who was one of the outstanding players in the European competition scoring in the last 5 games. He scored in both matches of quarterfinals against PSG and semifinals versus Bayern and he also scored in the final against Juventus (3-1).
Instead, Cristiano Ronaldo, who went unnoticed in the important moments of the competition, is on the list. His team lost vs Juventus in the semifinals. There are no players from the Italian team in the Top 3.
We find all these discarded players in the following positions after the Top3:
4 Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) 24 points
5 Neymar (Barcelona) 23
6 Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 21
7 Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) 12
8 Arturo Vidal (Juventus) 11
9 Carlos Tévez (Juventus) 8
10 Paul Pogba (Juventus) 5