Who is better Zidane Pirlo or Iniesta

Ronaldo moves closer to the record holder Iniesta in Player of the Game

UEFA officially crowns the player of the game for the first time at EURO '96
Andrés Iniesta has received this honor six times, so he was honored twice more than his toughest pursuer

Should Cristiano Ronaldo be re-elected in the final, that would be the "equalizer"
Iniesta and Andrea Pirlo were each honored three times in 2012, which is a record
Dimitri Payet could catch up with them in the semifinals
Iniesta, Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimović are the only players to have received this award in three different tournaments
Germany's and Portugal's players have received 21 awards so far

EVERY PLAYER IN THE GAME AT UEFA EURO 2016
CARLSBERG PLAYER OF THE GAME

Andrés Iniesta (Spain) 6 - 1 x 2008, 3 x 2012, 2 x 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) 5 - 1 x 2008, 2 x 2012, 2 x 2016
Andrea Pirlo (Italy) 4 - 1 x 2008, 3 x 2012
Zinédine Zidane (France) 4 - 2 x 2000, 2 x 2004
Michael Ballack (Germany) 3 - 2 x 2004, 1 x 2008
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden) 3 - 1 x 2004, 1 x 2008, 1 x 2012

  • Most awards in a tournament

2016: Eden Hazard (Belgium), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Dimitri Payet (France), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Renato Sanches (Portugal), Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) 2
2012: Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Andrea Pirlo (Italy) 3
2008: Andrey Arshavin (Russia), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), David Villa (Spain) 2
2004: Milan Baroš (Czech Republic), Michael Ballack (Germany), Wayne Rooney (England), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands), Theo Zagaorakis (Greece), Zinédine Zidane (France) 2
2000: Luís Figo (Portugal), Thierry Henry (France), Erik Mykland (Norway), Francesco Totti (Italy), Zinédine Zidane (France) 2
1996: Karel Poborský (Czech Republic), Mattias Sammer (Germany), David Seaman (England), Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria) 2

  • Awards at most tournaments

Andrés Iniesta (2008, 2012, 2016)
Cristiano Ronaldo (2008, 2012, 2016)
Zlatan Ibrahimović (2004, 2008, 2012)

Youngest winner: Wayne Rooney (England - Switzerland, 2004) 18 years and 237 days
Oldest winner: Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine - Sweden, 2012) 35 years and 256 days

  • Teams with the most awards

A total of
Germany 21
Portugal 21
Spain 20
France16
Italy 16

Per tournament
2016: Portugal 6 (maximum)
2012: Spain 6 (maximum)
2008: Spain 6 (maximum)
2004: Czech Republic, Greece, Portugal 4
2000: Italy 5
1996: Germany 5

The Carlsberg Player of the Game (loaned out in its current form since 2004) is selected by UEFA's technical observers after receiving nominations from EURO2016.com users. The open election begins in all games with the start of the second half and ends after 85 minutes