London- Cristiano Ronaldo has been recognized with the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.

The Portugal captain received the 2013/14 accolade at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from UEFA President Michel Platini. Ronaldo , among the final nominees for the fourth successive year, finished ahead of FC Bayern München's Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer in a live vote by a panel of 54 journalists who had to select, via an electronic system, their favorite from a three-man shortlist.

"I'm really happy so I must say thanks to my teammates because without the team, individual awards would not be possible. I don't have this trophy in my museum, so my brother is going to put it there," Ronaldo said.