Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Headlines

Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta up for award

PARIS, France, August 14 – World player of the year Lionel Messi was named on Tuesday among the three finalists in the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award short-list along with Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Argentina’s Messi beat Ronaldo and Xavi Hernandez last year to win the inaugural edition of the prize, which is awarded after a vote of European sports journalists.

The second edition will be presented in Monaco on August 30 on the sidelines of he draw for the Champions League group stages.

Messi was La Liga’s top scorer with 50 goals last season, four more than Ronaldo, and capped his season by winning a third Ballon d’Or title.

But Barcelona finished second behind Real Madrid who set records for most La Liga wins in a season with 32, most goals scored (121) and best goal difference (plus-89) en route to a first league title in four years.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary...

© 2022 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved