La Liga Awards

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Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi has dominated La Liga's best player and best forward awards, with 6 and 7 wins respectively.

The La Liga Awards, previously known as the LFP Awards, are presented annually by the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) to the best players and coach in La Liga, the first division of association football in Spain. Established in the 2008–09 season, they are the first official awards in the history of the Spanish competition.[1] La Liga's best coach and player in each position—goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, and forward—are chosen based on a voting by the captain and vice-captains of each club, while the best player overall is determined via statistical analysis.[2]

Since the La Liga Awards' creation, Barcelona players have won 31 honours in the six main categories, almost triple the number won by any other club. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been named La Liga's best player six years out of eight and La Liga's best forward seven times out of eight. Across all positions, the other outstanding individuals are Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta with five wins, Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola with four wins, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos with four wins, and goalkeepers Iker Casillas of Real Madrid and Víctor Valdés of Barcelona with two wins each.

Main categories[edit]

Winners[edit]

Season Category
Best Player Best Goalkeeper Best Defender Best Midfielder[note 1] Best Forward Best Coach
2008–09[3] Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Spain Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Brazil Dani Alves (Barcelona) Spain Xavi (Barcelona)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Spain Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)
2009–10[3] Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Spain Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) Spain Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) Spain Xavi (Barcelona)
Spain Jesús Navas (Sevilla)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Spain Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)
2010–11[3] Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Spain Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) France Éric Abidal (Barcelona) Spain Xavi (Barcelona)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Spain Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)
2011–12[3] Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Spain Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Spain Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Spain Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)
2012–13[4] Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Belgium Thibaut Courtois (Atlético Madrid) Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Spain Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Argentina Diego Simeone (Atlético Madrid)
2013–14[5] Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Costa Rica Keylor Navas (Levante) Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Croatia Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Argentina Diego Simeone (Atlético Madrid)
2014–15[6] Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Chile Claudio Bravo (Barcelona) Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Colombia James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Spain Luis Enrique (Barcelona)
2015–16[7] France Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) Slovenia Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid) Uruguay Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid) Croatia Luka Modrić (Real Madrid) Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Argentina Diego Simeone (Atlético Madrid)

Additional categories[edit]

Season Category
Fair Play Breakthrough Player World Player[note 2] Fans' Five-Star Player
2008–09[3] Spain Juan Carlos Valerón (Deportivo) Spain Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) Not awarded Not awarded
2009–10[3] Spain Marcos Senna (Villarreal) Spain Pedro (Barcelona) Not awarded Not awarded
2010–11[3] Spain Alberto Rivera (Sporting Gijón) Spain Iker Muniain (Athletic Bilbao) Not awarded Not awarded
2011–12[3] Spain Carles Puyol (Barcelona) Spain Isco (Málaga) Not awarded Not awarded
2012–13[4] Spain Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Spain Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad) Not awarded Not awarded
2013–14[5] Croatia Ivan Rakitić (Sevilla) Brazil Rafinha (Celta Vigo) Colombia Carlos Bacca (Sevilla)
Algeria Yacine Brahimi (Granada)
Not awarded
2014–15[6] Not awarded Not awarded Brazil Neymar (Barcelona)
Algeria Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2015–16[7] Not awarded Spain Marco Asensio (Espanyol) Uruguay Luis Suárez (Barcelona) France Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)

The following awards were presented once:

Season Category Recipient
2012–13[4] Most Valuable Player Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2013–14[5] Best Goal Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

Team of the season[edit]

Season Category
Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
2013–14[8] Belgium Thibaut Courtois (Atlético Madrid) Spain Juanfran (Atlético Madrid)
France Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao)
Uruguay Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid)
Brazil Filipe Luís (Atlético Madrid)
Spain Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Bilbao)
Spain Gabi (Atlético Madrid)
Spain Koke (Atlético Madrid)
Croatia Ivan Rakitić (Sevilla)
Brazil Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2014–15[9] Chile Claudio Bravo (Barcelona) Brazil Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Argentina Nicolás Otamendi (Valencia)
Spain Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Spain Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
Poland Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla)
Croatia Ivan Rakitić (Barcelona)
Colombia James Rodríguez (Real Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
France Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)
2015–16[10] Slovenia Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid) Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Uruguay Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid)
Spain Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Brazil Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Spain Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
Croatia Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Uruguay Luis Suárez (Barcelona)

Player and manager of the month[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Until 2015, the category was divided into Best Midfielder (listed first) and Best Attacking Midfielder.
  2. ^ In 2014 and 2015, the category was divided into Best American Player and Best African Player.

Citations

  1. ^ "Memoria de la Liga de Fútbol Profesional 2009–10" (pdf) (in Spanish). Liga de Fútbol Profesional. pp. 149–152. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Prize categories in Premios LaLiga". Liga de Fútbol Profesional. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ganadores de las cuatro ediciones de premios de la LFP". ABC (in Spanish). Agencia EFE. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Ben, Bloom (3 December 2013). "Lionel Messi completes double at La Liga awards while Cristiano Ronaldo picks up newly created prize". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Rigg, Nicholas (28 October 2014). "Atlético Madrid snubbed at La Liga awards despite winning league ahead of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona". The Independent. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Messi beats Ronaldo to top prize at La Liga awards". Four Four Two. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Griezmann named La Liga player of year, Diego Simeone top coach". ESPN FC. Associated Press. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Liga BBVA team of the season". Liga de Fútbol Profesional. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "The 2014–15 Liga BBVA Ideal XI". Liga de Fútbol Profesional. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Liga BBVA 2015–16 Team of the Season". Liga de Fútbol Profesional. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.