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Who is Europe's best footballer?

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Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo have been shortlisted by UEFA for the 2011/12 player best in Europe award.

Andrea Pirlo of Juventus finished fourth, while Barcelona's Xavi came in fifth, but miss out on the final vote during the Champions League draw on August 30th.

We'd like to get an early feel for who's going to win. Who's the best on the list? Show your working in the comments.

Image: Getty

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