Ronaldo not included in Euro 2016 Top 5

Cristiano Ronaldo did not make the Euro 2016 top 5 despite winning the cup with Portugal after their extra time 1-0 triumph over hosts France.

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.

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.

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