Colombian goalkeeper Camilo Vargas, from Atlas, won the Liga MX Golden Ball for the best player of the 2021-2022 season.
This gala was held on Saturday at the Orpehum Theater in Los Angeles (USA) but the winners were not announced until this Sunday after the Super Cup which Cruz won Azul against Atlas on penalties and after a very exciting game (2-2, 3-4 in the shootout).
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Vargas was the great winner of this awards ceremony by taking the awards for the best goalkeeper and the best player in general.
“The truth is that I want to thank you to God infinitely for this blessing,” said the goalkeeper on stage.
“Be recognized as the player of the year is a source of pride, being able to achieve it while being away from my country,” he added.
Vargas, key in the two-time Atlas championship, thanked his entire family for their support and also all his team “mates”.
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“All this would not be possible without them “, he assured.
With musical performances by Omar Chaparro, Sofía Reyes and Los Ángeles Azules, Mexican soccer reviewed in this gala what best of last year a few days before the 2022 Opening begins.
In this sense, Hugo Nervo (Atlas) was chosen as the best central defender, Julián Quiñones (Atlas) took the award for the best attacking midfielder and André-Pierre Gignac (Tigres) received the award for the best forward.
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Also, Kevin Álvarez (Pachuca) was named Best Full Back, Aldo Rocha (Atlas) won Best Defensive Midfielder and Jordan Carrillo (Santos) won Best Rookie.
Diego Cocca (Atlas) received the distinction for the best technical director and Juan Escobar (Cruz Azul) obtained the award for the best goal for an authentic goal that he scored against the UNAM Pumas with a spectacular scissors kick.
There were also awards for the Liga MX Femenil and Eva Espejo (Rayadas, best technical director) and Alicia Cervantes (Chivas, best player).
Lastly, Humberto Hernández (Atlante) won the award for best player in the Expansion League.
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