Euro 2016: England's James Milner fifth best player at Euro 2016 - Uefa form tracker

From left to right: Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, James Milner and Danny Drinkwater
Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, James Milner and Danny Drinkwater feature in the Uefa barometer of top 100 players in Europe

England's James Milner is currently the fifth best player among Euro 2016 teams, says a Uefa rankings tool.

Fellow midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who was left out of Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad on Tuesday, is the eighth highest-rated Englishman.

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo tops the Uefa 'barometer',external-link with Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic second.

The list is based on form for club and country from 1 January, 2016, including Euro 2016 qualifying.

"The barometer runs official player statistics through a specially designed algorithm to create rankings based on player performances," said Uefa.external-link

Players are classed as goalkeepers, full-backs, central defenders, defensive midfielders, central midfielders, attacking midfielders, wingers and forwards.

Striker Marcus Rashford, 18, is 93rd on the list, four places above Manchester United team-mate and England captain Wayne Rooney.

Uefa added: "The data considered for each player is specific to the position type.

"For example, tackles and interceptions are considered to be key statistics for defensive midfielders, while successful dribbles and crosses are core stats for wingers."

Euro 2016 in France starts on 10 June.

Uefa barometer
1. Cristiano Ronaldo PortugalForward
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic SwedenForward
3. Antoine GriezmannFranceForward
4. Dimitri PayetFrance Attacking midfielder
5. James Milner EnglandCentral midfielder
6. Saul NiguezSpainCentral midfielder
7. KokeSpainCentral midfielder
8. Sergio RamosSpainCentral defender
9. Toni KroosGermanyCentral midfielder
10. JuanfranSpainFull-back
Selected others
12. Gareth BaleWalesForward
15. Dele AlliEnglandAttacking midfielder
23. Harry KaneEnglandForward
28. Jamie VardyEnglandForward
34. Eric DierEnglandDefensive midfielder
42. Ryan BertrandEnglandFull-back
47. Adam LallanaEnglandAttacking midfielder
51. Danny DrinkwaterEnglandDefensive midfielder
53. Robbie BradyRepublic of IrelandWinger
70. Shane LongRepublic of IrelandForward
93. Marcus RashfordEnglandForward
98. Steven DavisNorthern IrelandCentral midfielder

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