The UEFA Player Of The Year ShortlistBy: The Offside | July 17th, 2012
One of these things is not like the others – see if you can spot it.
Agüero (Man City), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Balotelli (Man City), Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund), Buffon (Juventus), Casillas (Real Madrid), Cech (Chelsea), Coentrão (Real Madrid), Davies (Bangor), Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua), Fábregas (Barcelona), Falcao (Atletico Madrid), Hart (Man City), Ibrahimovic (AC Milan), Iniesta (Barcelona), Kagawa (Man Utd), Kompany (Man City), Lampard (Chelsea), Messi (Barcelona), Modric (Tottenham), Ozil (Real Madrid), Pepe (Real), Pirlo (Juventus), Ramos (Real Madrid), Raúl (al-Sadd Sports Club), Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Rooney (Man Utd), Silva (Man City), Torres (Chelsea), Y Touré (Man City), Van Persie (Arsenal), Xavi (Barcelona).
The longlist was drawn up after one selected journalist from each of the 53 Uefa member countries voted for their five best players, and a single nomination – believed to be from the Welsh journalist who voted – was enough for Davies to be included.
In a world where the misdeeds of FIFA’s former presidents are readily acknowledged, this seems like a good time to get him on the podium next to Messi and Iniesta.
And go to Wikipedia to find out what the hell this “Bangor City” is all about.