Euro 2016 came to it’s culmination on Sunday evening, with Portugal beating hosts France 1-0 after extra time in Paris.
So it may not have been the most exciting of games, but there was no short of individual brilliance throughout the whole tournament, from Ronaldo’s cheeky flick to Shaqiri’s overhead kick, and Dier’s free kick to Nainggolan’s strike against Wales.
It was the first time 24 teams have competed at the tournament, and it led the way for more nations to make their debuts. Albania, Wales, Northern Ireland and Iceland are all teams that were not expected to qualify, with Wales going to the semi-finals and Iceland winning many fans on their way to the quarter-finals, beating England in the process.
With those new teams, especially Wales and Northern Ireland, there were a lot of Football League players that appeared at the tournament; the Championship had more representation than the likes of France’s Ligue 1 and Portugal’s Primeira Liga.
Here, in the opinion of FootballLeagueWorld writer Ryan Evans, is the FIVE best Football League players from the 2016 European Championships…..