Roo, Lamps and Gerrard in EU player of the year shortlist

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London, Oct.20 : England football stars Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard are on a 30-man shortlist to win the European Player of the Year award.

France Football Magazine has kept the trio in the list of probables after trimming their original list of 50, reports The Sun.

Chelsea's Lampard and Liverpool star Gerrard finished second and third respectively in 2005.

Rooney's Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is the clear favourite to win the Ballon d'Or award on December 2.

The Portuguese star faces competition from Barcelona's Lionel Messi and AC Milan's Kaka.

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