Ronaldo not even in top 5 - Who was the best player of Euros 2016?

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Euro 2016
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The Portugal captain led his side to its first ever title but, after his final came to an early end through injury, fell behind in the UEFA Player Barometer

Cristiano Ronaldo was not even listed among the top five players in the UEFA player Barometer at EURO 2016.

The Portugal captain, whose final came to a premature end when injury forced him off in the first half, was the tournament’s second top-scorer but ends the Euros in seventh place in the rankings, one position behind Belgium’s Eden Hazard.

France’s Dimitri Payet has been recognised as the best player of the competition. 

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Since July 3 Payet has held a monopoly on the rankings which was interrupted only briefly by team-mate and eventual golden boot-winner Antoine Griezmann.

The Player Barometer values different data points in direct correlation to each player's position and weights performances in direct relation to the strength of the opposition.

Wales star Gareth Bale took third place after inspiring his team to a historic semi-final finish while Germany midfielder Toni Kroos and Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne completed the top five.

Portugal rallied to defeat hosts France 1-0 in the final and their inspired performance saw Nani, Rui Patricio, Pepe and Raphael Guerreiro all join their captain in the top 20 as four of the fast-risers in the final week of the competition.

To check out the full Player Barometer click here.