La Liga Awards

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Argentine legend Lionel Messi has dominated La Liga's best player and best forward awards, with 6 & 7 wins respectively. 2015 UEFA Super Cup 64 crop.jpg
Argentine legend Lionel Messi has dominated La Liga's best player and best forward awards, with 6 & 7 wins respectively.

The La Liga Awards, previously known as the LFP Awards, are presented annually by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (known as the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) until 2015) to the best players and coach in La Liga, the highest division of association football in Spain. They should not be confused with other similar awards associated with sports newspaper Marca. 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]

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Since the La Liga Awards' creation, Barcelona players have won 32 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 for six times and La Liga's best forward for seven times, both all time records. 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

Winners

SeasonCategory
Best PlayerBest GoalkeeperBest DefenderBest Midfielder [note 1] Best ForwardBest Coach
2008–09 [3] Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Xavi (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)
2009–10 [3] Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Xavi (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Jesús Navas (Sevilla)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)
2010–11 [3] Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) Flag of France.svg Eric Abidal (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Xavi (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)
2011–12 [3] [4] Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Flag of Spain.svg Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)
2012–13 [5] Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Thibaut Courtois (Atlético Madrid) Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Flag of Spain.svg Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Simeone (Atlético Madrid)
2013–14 [6] Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Flag of Costa Rica.svg Keylor Navas (Levante) Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Simeone (Atlético Madrid)
2014–15 [7] Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Chile.svg Claudio Bravo (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Flag of Colombia.svg James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Luis Enrique (Barcelona)
2015–16 [8] [9] Flag of France.svg Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) Flag of Slovenia.svg Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid) Flag of Uruguay.svg Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid) Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić (Real Madrid) Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Simeone (Atlético Madrid)

Additional categories

SeasonCategory
Fair PlayBreakthrough PlayerWorld Player [note 2] Fans' Five-Star Player
2008–09 [3] Flag of Spain.svg Juan Carlos Valerón (Deportivo) Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)Not awardedNot awarded
2009–10 [3] Flag of Spain.svg Marcos Senna (Villarreal) Flag of Spain.svg Pedro (Barcelona)Not awardedNot awarded
2010–11 [3] Flag of Spain.svg Alberto Rivera (Sporting Gijón) Flag of Spain.svg Iker Muniain (Athletic Bilbao)Not awardedNot awarded
2011–12 [3] Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol (Barcelona) Flag of Spain.svg Isco (Málaga)Not awardedNot awarded
2012–13 [5] Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Flag of Spain.svg Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad)Not awardedNot awarded
2013–14 [6] Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Rakitić (Sevilla) Flag of Brazil.svg Rafinha (Celta Vigo) Flag of Colombia.svg Carlos Bacca (Sevilla)
Flag of Algeria.svg Yacine Brahimi (Granada)
Not awarded
2014–15 [7] Not awardedNot awarded Flag of Brazil.svg Neymar (Barcelona)
Flag of Algeria.svg Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2015–16 [8] Not awarded Flag of Spain.svg Marco Asensio (Espanyol) Flag of Uruguay.svg Luis Suárez (Barcelona) Flag of France.svg Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)

The following awards were presented once:

SeasonCategoryRecipient
2012–13 [5] Most Valuable Player Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2013–14 [6] Best Goal Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

Other La Liga honours

Team of the season

SeasonCategory
GoalkeeperDefendersMidfieldersForwards
2013–14 [10] Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Thibaut Courtois (Atlético Madrid) Flag of Spain.svg Juanfran (Atlético Madrid)
Flag of France.svg Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao)
Flag of Uruguay.svg Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid)
Flag of Brazil.svg Filipe Luís (Atlético Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Bilbao)
Flag of Spain.svg Gabi (Atlético Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Koke (Atlético Madrid)
Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Rakitić (Sevilla)
Flag of Brazil.svg Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2014–15 [11] Flag of Chile.svg Claudio Bravo (Barcelona) Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Flag of Argentina.svg Nicolás Otamendi (Valencia)
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
Flag of Poland.svg Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla)
Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Rakitić (Barcelona)
Flag of Colombia.svg James Rodríguez (Real Madrid)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Flag of France.svg Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)
2015–16 [12] Flag of Slovenia.svg Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid) Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Uruguay.svg Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Flag of Uruguay.svg Luis Suárez (Barcelona)

Player and manager of the month

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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.

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