Ranking the 5 Best Players at Euro 2016

#5: Toni Kroos

Fresh off winning the Champions League with Real Madrid, Kroos will once again shown us his quality at the international level.

The German maestro makes the difficult balls look routine, and can ping any pass with either foot whenever and wherever he pleases.

His awareness of his position is unparalleled in world football at the moment, and he has started off this Euro on the right foot with this man of the match performance against Ukraine.

#4: Gareth Bale

Though often in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, it was Bale who delivered in the business end of the season for Los Blancos, creating their only goals in both the semi-final and final.

The two-time Champions League winner isn’t satisfied with just carrying Wales to their first major tournament in 58 years; he wants more.

And his blistering pace, decisive decision-making in the final third, and lethal left foot may give them just that.

Bale also got off to a flying start in Euro 2016 with this cracker of a free kick in the opening match.

#3: Luka Modrić

Third spot, third Real Madrid player.

Sir Luka’s vision and reading of the game is in a class of its own, often picking out precise passes that most midfielders in the world wouldn’t even think of attempting.

The Croatian has also started the tournament well, netting the winner in the opener, courtesy of this belter.

#2: Eden Hazard

Contrary to popular belief, a player can put in a fantastic performance from the wing without scoring or assisting, and Eden Hazard consistently shows us this.

The Belgian puts forth complete performances week after week, constantly advancing play and creating chances, even if he is forced to play a deeper midfield role.

The 2015 PFA Player of the Year winner is also the best dribbler of the ball in world football bar Lionel Messi, and can change the course of any match with one swing of his right boot, as showcased below.

#1: Cristiano Ronaldo

Was there any doubt?

The 3-time Ballon D’Or winner has carried Portugal through previous Euros, and whose to say he can’t do it again?

The Real Madrid talisman has a knack for the putting the ball in the net, and even as the quality of his overall performances dip due to age, he still scores goals at a historic clip.

If Cristiano can deliver for Portugal once again, he’ll put himself in poll position to capture his 4th Golden Shoe in January.  Sound familiar?

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