Superstar Lionel Messi has become the first football player to be honored at the Laureus World Sports Award, also known as the “Sports Oscar”.
It is known that the Laureus World Sports Award is an annual award to honor the best individuals and teams of sports. This award is like the “Oscar of the world sport” because of its harshness and prestige.
The Laureus World Sports Award ceremony took place on February 18 morning in the German capital Berlin. This year, Messi is the only name of the football industry in the list of nominees. And at the award ceremony that took place this morning in the German capital Berlin, the Argentine superstar was honored to be honored in the athletes of the year category.
M10 shared this prestigious award with F1 driver Lewis Hamilton when the two received the same number of votes. With this honor, Messi became the first football player to win the Laureus World Sports Award. In the 20 year history of this award, this is also the first time a title has been shared for 2 names.
However, due to being focused on training with Barca, Messi was unable to attend the award gala. Even so, he sent a thank you video to the event. Share in the video, M10 said: “Sorry for not being able to attend the awards ceremony. It’s a pleasure to receive this award, even though I’m playing a collective sport rather than an individual one.”
Messy feels so happy to be the first football player honored this award and give gratitude to the organizers for giving him this honor, his teammates and his family as well.
About Laureus World Sports Award
This award is an annual global awards organization that honors men, women athletes and teams for their performance in all field of sports.
The process of selecting the owner of the Laureus World Sports Awards consists of two stages. First, a selection committee consisting of top editors, reporters, and sports broadcasters from 120 countries select six individual candidates or teams and clubs for each category.
The Laureus World Sports Academy members cast a secret ballot to choose the winner. The Academy comprises 46 legendary athletes from around the world and is chaired by former athlete Edwin Moses. Because of the careful selection and voting process, the Laureus award is often referred to as the Oscars of world sports.
There are five categories to vote by the international jury and the Academy, which are: Best Male Athlete Award of the Year, Best Female Athlete of the Year Award, Best Sports Team Award Best of Year, Breakthrough of the Year Award, The Return of the Year Award.
In addition to the above awards, there are a number of other awards such as the award for the best athletes with Disabilities Of The Year, The Lifetime Achievement Award Or The Award Of The Year.