Tuesday 25 October 2016

Griezmann Named La Liga’s Best Player, Simeone Best Coach

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has beat Lionel Messi and others to emerge as the best player in the Spanish League.

The supporters’ award went to Griezmann who did not attend the ceremony.

At the award ceremony in Valencia on Monday night, Atletico coach Diego Simeone was named best coach for the third time in four seasons.

Messi claimed the Aritz Aduritz prize for best striker, while Luis Suarez was named World Player. Cristiano Ronaldo who has been tipped for Balon d’Or glory did no receive any honour.

Atletico Madrid duo Jan Oblak and Diego Godin were named best goal keeper and defender, respectively, while Real’s Luka Modric was recognised as the best midfielder.

Marco Asensio of Real Madrid was named best emerging player for his display while on loan at Espanyol.

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