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Will Grigg Is The 25th Best Player In Europe!?

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 27: Will Grigg of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring during the international friendly game between Northern Ireland and Belarus on May 27, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Dramatically, the man on fire, Will Grigg has been included on the list of the best 30 footballers applying their trade in Europe.

The Northern Irish man managed to make it into joint 25th place and he was surrounded by great company from men who have done it all in football.

Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus and Italy was ranked alongside him and he has won five Seria A titles. Also another defender named was Diego Godin who stars for Atlético Madrid & Uruguay and boasts a La Liga title to his name.

Lastly at 25th place is the French captain, Hugo Lloris and the 100 million Euros man, Paul Pogba who both reached the European Championship’s final.

The voting system for this accolade worked in a way where leading Journalists from all of UEFA’s 55 member associations presented a list of the five best players they believed were playing within Europe. The points system followed a method where the first name received five points, the second four and so on till the fifth ranked players earn one point.

Sadly only the ten players with the most points advance to the second vote, which will determine the three finalists to be named on 5 August. These ten players have been already shown to you by Pundit Arena.

Grigg beat a whole host of names to reach his spot in the  rankings. The Wigan man fronted off World Cup winners such as Mesut Ozil and Mats Hummels, Premier League heroes Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero as well as Champions League winners Sergio Ramos and Marcelo.

It’s fair to say that Will Grigg has had a tremendous season. The Latics man scored 28 goals leading to plaudits, accolades and most importantly, a hit song. Grigg also earnt himself a call up to Michael O’Neil’s Northern Ireland squad, however he failed to make his mark on the team leading to no game time at the Euros.

Despite this, the fans showed passion to make sure this song echoed throughout all the stadiums in France and it quickly became the Northern Ireland trademark.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.