Bayern dominate Best Player shortlist

The treble-winners have secured four nominations for the individual prize following their record-breaking success last season

Four Bayern Munich players have been named on Uefa's 10-man shortlist for the Best Player in Europe award.

Bavarian quartet Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Bastian Schweinsteiger are all nominated for the prize after their treble-winning 2012-13 campaign and join Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski in a Bundesliga-dominated line-up.

Also on the list are four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a stunning 107 goals between them last season, with the Argentine lifting the Liga title with the Blaugrana.

The Premier League's Young Player of the Year Gareth Bale also features on the list after scoring 31 times for club and country last season and he is joined by Manchester United's Robin van Persie in players nominated from England.

The Dutchman enjoyed a prolific first season at Old Trafford, scoring 30 goals from 48 appearances in all competitions as he helped guide his side to the Premier League title.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was a major force in helping Paris Saint-Germain win Ligue 1, is also in with a chance.

The imposing Swede grabbed 37 goals during his first season at the Parc des Princes - a campaign which also saw PSG reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League before bowing out on away goals to Barcelona.