Lionel Messi: La Liga could rename Player of the Year award after Barcelona star

La Liga president Javier Tebas has proposed naming an award for the Spanish top flight’s MVP after Lionel Messi. 

Spain has a history of footballing awards named after some its greatest-ever players, most notably the Pichichi for top goal scorer and the Zamora for the best goalkeeper. 

And Tebas has suggested that the league will look into creating an award bearing the Barcelona forward’s name when he retires. 

“We will have to think about it,” Tebas said.


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1/12 Fifa FIFPro World XI

2/12 GK: David de Gea

3/12 DR: Dani Alves

4/12 DC: Raphael Varane

5/12 DC: Sergio Ramos

6/12 DL: Marcelo

7/12 MF: N’Golo Kante

8/12 MF: Luka Modric

9/12 MF: Eden Hazard

10/12 FW: Lionel Messi

11/12 FW: Kylian Mbappe

12/12 FW: Cristiano Ronaldo

1/12 Fifa FIFPro World XI

2/12 GK: David de Gea

3/12 DR: Dani Alves

4/12 DC: Raphael Varane

5/12 DC: Sergio Ramos

6/12 DL: Marcelo

7/12 MF: N’Golo Kante

8/12 MF: Luka Modric

9/12 MF: Eden Hazard

10/12 FW: Lionel Messi

11/12 FW: Kylian Mbappe

12/12 FW: Cristiano Ronaldo

“I believe that Messi will be the greatest player of all time, even if he isn’t already. 

“Messi has been playing since he was a kid and always at the absolute top, top level and he never wavers. 

“It would be a good idea to create a trophy in the future for the best player of that season that has Messi’s name on it.”

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