Argentine/Barcelona star, Lionel Messi  edged Cristiano Ronaldo and Suarez to win the UEFA BestPlayer in Europe award for the year ‎2014/15.
The Champions League Gala took place at Monaco today August 27, 2015. Out of the total 54 votes cast by journalists representing each member country or region, Messi pulled 49, Luis Suarez, 3 and Cristiano Ronaldo 2. The Argentine is the first player ever to win the “Best player in Europe” two times.

Speaking shortly after clinching the prize, Messi said, “I’m very happy with this trophy. I want to thank everyone, especially my teammates who have a big part in this.”‎