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Bangor's Les Davies voted among Europe's best


Les Davies, a 27-year-old winger who is a cult hero for his club Bangor City, has made it on to the 32-man list of players nominated for Uefa's best player in Europe award.

Davies is rubbing shoulders with the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo on the list with the award ceremony to take place on 30 August in Monaco.

The long-list was drawn up by one selected journalist from each Uefa member country voting for their five best players, and even a single nomination – believed to be from the Welsh journalist who voted – was enough to earn Davies a place on the long-list.

Davies admitted he was stunned to be included among such illustrious company. "I don't think it is going to sink in for a long time... to be on the list with those people is unbelievable."