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UEFA and Platini invented a new award19-07-2011
At the initiative of President Michel Platini, European football organization in partnership with the Association of European sports media (ESM) decided to establish a prize for the strongest player in Europe by UEFA. Solemn ceremony of the prize will be held on August 25, Thursday, in Monaco will be drawing lots for the group stage of Champions League. The prize will be awarded to the best footballer playing for a club in the UEFA member associations, regardless of the nationality of the player. Into account in determining the winner will take his matches for the club, both domestic and international scene, and also fights for his national team. The jury will consist of 53 well-known sports journalists who will represent their associations at the European headquarters. First, they specify their proposals for the three best players. For the first five points are charged for the second quarter and a third one. Then the three players have collected the highest number of points will go to the second ballot, as the trio will be selected and the final winner. The final vote will be at the draw in Monaco, he will live and will be carried out using an electronic system. A month earlier to be broadcast three finalists (in alphabetical order), but also full rank unless the leading three.
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