Atletico Madrid’s forward Antoine Griezmann claimed the La Liga Player of the season award for 2015-16, on Monday. Griezmann came ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
This was the eighth time that the award was up for grabs and Lionel Messi has been the man to defeat in this race, as he had claimed the award six times in the past. Now Antoine Griezmann ha become the one to dethrone Lionel Messi and this is an award in itself.
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He also won the supporters award of the season.Atletico Madrid players dominated in the awards and this is evident from the list given below.
The winners of other categories are:
1. Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid’s coach won the coach of the year award.
2. Atletico’s Diego Godin won the defender of the year award.
3. Jan Oblak, also from Atletico, won the goalkeeper of the year award.
4. Lionel Messi bagged the striker of the year award.
5. Luis Suarez was named as La Liga World Player of the Year.
6. Luka Modric from Real Madrid won the midfielder of the year award.
7. Marco Asensio, also from Real Madrid, was named as the emerging player of the year.
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The list of nominees for the most prestigious Ballon d’Or award has been announced and here are all the 30 nominees.
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona), Koke (Atlético Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Dimitri Payet (West Ham), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Neymar (Barcelona), Rui Patricio (Sporting CP), Pepe (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Jemie Vardy (Leicester City), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich).
Now all we have to see is whether Antoine Griezmann will be able to shine in Ballon d’Or awards, as he has done in La Liga awards or Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will continue their dominance in Ballon d’Or.
25 October 2016