Les Davies, a 27-year-old winger who is a cult hero for his Welsh Premier League club Bangor City, has made it on to the 32-man list of players nominated for UEFA's best player in Europe award.
Davies is rubbing shoulders with the likes of
The long-list was drawn up by one selected journalist from each UEFA member country voting for their five best players, and even a single nomination - believed to be from the Welsh journalist who voted - was enough to earn Davies a place on the long-list.
Davies admitted he was stunned to be included among such illustrious company.
"I'm flattered and honoured to be on such a list. I can't get my head round what's happened in the last few days," he told
"I don't think it is going to sink in for a long time...to be on the list with those people is unbelievable. Just to be nominated in the 32 is fantastic. I'll take that - I don't think I've got much of a chance to make the top three!"
The 32-player long list is: Aguero (Man City), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Balotelli (Man City), Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund), Buffon (Juventus), Casillas (Real Madrid),