Arda Turan named the joint 28th best player in Europe last season

Barcelona star Arda Turan has been named the joint 28th best player in Europe for the 2014-15 season according to UEFA.

Turan’s teammate Lionel Messi was voted the player of the season while Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo came in at second and Luis Suarez was third.

The Turkish international midfielder joined Barcelona on a £24 million move from Atletico Madrid last season.

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Turan won almost everything there is to win in club football at Atleti from the Europa League to becoming the first Turkish international to win the La Liga title.

Despite joining Barcelona last month Turan will not be able to play for the Champions League title holders until January due to the FIFA transfer ban.

The Full list is as follows:

1. Messi
2. Ronaldo
3. Suarez
4 Gianluigi Buffon (Italy – Juventus) 24 points
5 Neymar (Brazil – Barcelona) 23
6 Eden Hazard (Belgium – Chelsea) 21
7 Andrea Pirlo (Italy – Juventus) 12
8 Arturo Vidal (Chile – Juventus, now Bayern München) 11
9 Carlos Tévez (Argentina – Juventus, now Boca Juniors) 8
10 Paul Pogba (France – Juventus) 5

11 Arjen Robben (NED – Bayern München)
12 Manuel Neuer ( GER – Bayern München)
13 Carlos Bacca (COL – Sevilla, now AC Milan)
14= Andrés Iniesta (ESP – Barcelona)
14= Álvaro Morata (ESP – Juventus)
14= Thomas Müller (GER – Bayern München)
17 Kevin De Bruyne (BEL – Wolfsburg)
18 Zlatan Ibrahimović (SWE – Paris Saint-Germain)
19= Gareth Bale (WAL – Real Madrid)
19= André-Pierre Gignac (FRA – Olympique Marseille, now Tigres UNAL)
21= Robert Lewandowski (POL – Bayern München)
21= Ivan Rakitić (CRO – Barcelona)
23= Jérôme Boateng (GER – Bayern München)
23= Xavi Hernández (ESP – Barcelona, now al-Sadd SC)
23= Jackson Martínez (COL – FC Porto, now Atlético Madrid)
23= Javier Mascherano (ARG – Barcelona)
23= Alexis Sánchez (CHI – Arsenal)
28= Giorgio Chiellini (ITA – Juventus)
28= Roberto Firmino (BRA – TSG Hoffenheim, now Liverpool)
28= Nemanja Matić (SRB – Chelsea)
28= Arkadiusz Milik (POL – Ajax)
28= Nicolás Otamendi (ARG – Valencia)
28= Sergio Ramos (ESP – Real Madrid)
28= Marc-André ter Stegen (GER – Barcelona)
28= Arda Turan (TUR – Atlético Madrid, now Barcelona)

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