Will Grigg named by journalists among the top-30 players in Europe

The Wigan striker failed to make an appearance at Euro 2016

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"Will Grigg's on fire! Your defence is terrified".

It's the chant that was heard throughout France at Euro 2016 all summer, and it looks like the popularity of the Wigan Athletic striker shows no sign of stopping.

Despite not playing a minute for Northern Ireland in the tournament, the striker has been named as one of the 30-best players in Europe in a vote of journalists from around Europe.

The striker had an outstanding season a club level, scoring 25 goals in League One as Wigan were promoted to The Championship.

Grigg earned the same amount of votes as Paul Pogba and Hugo Lloris and finished ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kevin De Bruyne.

Ten players made the final ten-man shortlist for UEFA's Best Player in Europe Award, but the list does not include anyone from the Premier League. Riyad Mahrez finished in 11th place.

Real Madrid dominate the nominations with Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo all up for the award. The winner will be announced on August 25th.