3

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

WhoScored rating: 8.7

Something of a surprise entrant on our list at number three, it's Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese ace hasn't done too much wrong in Europe this season; he's top scorer with nine goals to his name - a tally which puts him right on course to break the all-time goals in a single campaign record, and he helped Real navigate a tricky group which included both Juventus and Galatasaray. 

However WhoScored's rating system which is "based on a unique, comprehensive statistical algorithm" and uses over 200 variables put him just behind some of his peers.

Still, at least he's got the Ballon d'Or to comfort him.

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