Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Sporting Lisbon keeper Rui Patricio and Manchester City winger Bernardo Silva are the three nominees for the 2017 Quinas do Oro Award as the best Portuguese player of the year.
Ronaldo looking to retain Quinas do Oro Award
Ronaldo won the award last year when his former Real Madrid teammate Pepe and Rui Patricio were the other candidates. The Portguese Football Federation announced the nominees this week in 16 different categories including both men's and women's football, five-a-side and beach football, with the winners to be announced at a gala in Lisbon on March 19.
The voting panel, led by six-times winner Luis Figo, is made up of coaches, players and fans.