Register Login Live


Messi Triumphed Over Ronaldo At LFP Awards

Whilst the race for the FIFA Ballon d’Or is heating up, the Spanish Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) Awards were presented on Monday evening.

Lionel Messi won the official ‘Player of the Season 2012-13’ award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Barcelona attacker won the award for the fifth successive year and also edged Ronaldo for the award of the ‘best forward’.

“I would like to thank the LFP and the Liga BBVA for this prize,” Messi said. “It is a recognition of the [Barca players] work all year and without them I would not have scored these goals.”

But Ronaldo didn’t leave with empty bags as he was chosen as La Liga’s ‘Most Valuable Player’ for the 2012-13 season. However, the Real Madrid star indicated in his speech that he would have preferred the award for the overall best player.

“It is an honour and privilege to receive this great award for the Most Valuable Player - it motivates me to keep working harder,” Ronaldo said. “I am proud to be in the Liga BBVA. For me, this is the best league in the world and I am at the best club in the world. How could I not be happy? Hopefully next year I can win the award for the best player. I will be working towards it.”

Diego Simeone was crowned La Liga’s ‘best coach’ for his performances with Atletico Madrid, which was his first individual prize as a coach.

Other awards went to:

Andres Iniesta (best attacking midefielder)

Asier Illarramendi (best defensive midfielder & ‘breakthrough’ player)

Sergio Ramos (best defender)

Thibaut Courtois (best goalkeeper)

Iker Casillas (Fair Play trophy)


Top 5

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Khanye Lambasts Pirates For Impressive Mhango

38 Jan 18, 2022 10:51 AM in Orlando Pirates

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Usuthu Tie Down Two Stars?

9 Jan 18, 2022 04:25 PM in Siyagobhoza

Siuu! Ronaldo Shows Off R422 Million Personalized Private Jet

1 Jan 19, 2022 10:38 AM in Show Me The Money

Figo’s Figo – Bucs Star Goes Economic With Small Hatchback

7 Jan 21, 2022 10:31 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Robinho Sentenced To 9 Years In Jail

14 Jan 20, 2022 09:24 AM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

48 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Bafana Ba Style – 5 Of Motsepe’s Most Stylish Moments

Jan 21, 2022 04:10 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

Frustrated Bucs Supporters Join Planned March

20 Jan 18, 2022 04:17 PM in Orlando Pirates

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

48 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football