Antoine Griezmann has been named as the best player at Euro 2016, which comes as scant consolation for the Atletico Madrid player who did everything in his power to get his side to the final only to see his chance of European success snatched by a late Eder winner at the Stade de France on Sunday night.
The 25-year-old landed six goals in the tournament, which is second best in the history of the competition behind Michel Platini - 9 in 1984 - and was a constant source of enjoyment during the finals. His range of goalscoring ability included headers, penalties and chips.
OFFICIAL: @AntoGriezmann is #EURO2016 player of the tournament! #FRA @equipedefrance @Atleti https://t.co/i9qDBsorVI pic.twitter.com/cR8eh8Drio— UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) July 11, 2016
A panel of technical observers that included David Moyes, Alex Ferguson and Gareth Southgate picked Griezmann above the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo for the award.
UEFA chief technical officer Ioan Lupescu said: "Antoine Griezmann was a threat in every game he played. He works hard for his team and possesses technique, vision and quality finishing. The technical observers were in unanimous agreement that he was the tournament's outstanding player."
Renato Sanches of Portugal won the Young Player of the Tournament.