Lionel Messi could be the first player to be named ‘Best Sportsman’


The ceremony will be held in Berlin and will compete with the world’s most successful athletes.

There are few individual trophies that Lionel Messi needs to win . Considered the best footballer of all time – despite not winning the World Cup – the Argentine star could make history in Berlin .

And it is that in the German capital the ceremony of the ‘ Laureus Awards ‘ will be commemorated that rewards the ‘ Best Sportsman of the Year ‘, an award that a soccer player never obtained before and that this time could remain in the hands of the Argentine.

But you won’t have it easy. In that category, Messi competes with Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Marc Márquez , but Eliud Kipchoge , F1 driver Lewis Hamilton and golfer Tiger Woods are also marathoners .

In 2012, Barcelona won a Laureus Prize in the category of ‘ Best international team of the year’ , in the last year of Pep Guardiola as coach of the culé team.

Barcelona denies company accusations to attack on social networks
The Barcelona denied Monday having hired a company to create statements of opinion on social networks that would range from improving the image of its policy to attack opponents, including some of his own players after press reports published Monday.

Barça “ flatly denies any relationship and, even more, the contracting of services linked to social network accounts that have spread negative or disparaging messages in relation to any person, entity or organization that has or has had a relationship with the Club”, the Barca entity said in an official statement.

“ These accounts also attack people from different areas of the Barça ecosystem ,” adds the SER, stating that these profiles charged against players like Leo Messi or Gerard Piqué , or former soccer players such as Xavi Hernández or Carles Puyol .

The SER website publishes some of these messages, which date back to 2017, in which Messi’s delay in renovating or Gerard Piqué’s business is attacked , in reference to his involvement in the Davis Cup .

According to the radio station, the club would have paid for these services about one million euros ” divided into six amounts to be paid by different departments of the entity.”


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