While many players have lost their big names, France forward Antoine Griezmann has secured his and has been named as the UEFA EURO 2016 Player of the Tournament by UEFA’s team of technical observers.
The 25-year-old finished the competition with six goals and two assists after a breakthrough competition at international level.
He led France into finals by scoring both goals in 2-0 semi-final match against Germany, having also struck twice to spark the blues’2-1 comeback victory against the Republic of Ireland in the round of 16.
Griezmann had been so influential and a back bone to the team throughout the knockout stage
UEFA chief technical officer Ioan Lupescu led the panel that selected the team and said:
“Antoine Griezmann was a threat in every game he played. He works hard for his team and possesses technique, vision and quality finishing. The technical observers were in unanimous agreement that he was the tournament’s outstanding player.”
The technical observers made their decision by pinpointing the player who shone brightest individually and as part of his team, and whose overall contribution had a major impact on his side’s performances.