With six goals in nine games, Kylian Mbappé burst onto the Champions League stage in style. The AS Monaco marksman produced a string of superb performances, including strikes against Man City, Dortmund and Juventus, on the way to the last four of last season's competition.
The young star, who came through the Monegasque Academy system, has been named in the top ten nominees for the UEFA Player of the Year award. Buffon, Ronaldo and Messi are the three names on the final shortlist for the trophy, which will be presented during the draw for the 2017/2018 group stage to take place in the Principality on Thursday 24 August.
Nominees for the 2016/2017 UEFA Player of the Year Award:
Shortlist: Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
4. Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
5. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
6. Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
7. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
8. Kylian Mbappé (AS Monaco)
9. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
10. Zlatan Ibrahimović (Manchester United)