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Lionel Messi misses out on UEFA Player of the Year Award

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The Barcelona skipper is not part of the final three

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UEFA have named their shortlist for their 2017/18 men’s Player of the Year Award and there’s no room for Lionel Messi.

Instead either Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo or Mohamed Salah will scoop the award when the winner is announced on August 30.

The Barcelona captain did make the top 10 but not the shortlist (he came fifth apparently behind Antoine Griezmann) which was announced on Monday.

Messi won a domestic double last season and scored 34 league goals along the way, which also saw him named the pichichi and win the Golden Shoe.

In total he managed 45 goals in 54 appearances, but that doesn’t appear to have impressed UEFA.