Barcelona’s maestro, Leo Messi was stunned after missing out on the final shortlist of 2018 UEFA player of the year award which had Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah with the winner to be revealed on August 30.
The results took many by surprise as Lionel Messi failed to make the cut.
A jury of 80 coaches of the clubs that participated in the Champions League and Europa League last season, along with 55 journalists voted the players.
UEFA has now released the remaining names to have made the top 10 and it turns out that Messi didn’t even finish fourth.
World Cup winner, Antoine Griezmann finished ahead of the Argentine who had to settle for fifth.
Places 4-10 for UEFA Men’s Player of the Year
4 – Antoine Griezmann – 72 points
5 – Lionel Messi – 55 points
6 – Kylian Mbappe – 43 points
7 – Kevin De Bruyne – 28 points
8 – Raphaël Varane – 23 points
9 – Eden Hazard – 15 points
10 – Sergio Ramos – 12 points