awards and trophies
Tabloid Newspaper Mundo Deportivo handed out their awards in a gala in Barcelona last night, in which several members of La Roja were honored.
Out of the 14 trophies that have commercial sponsors, five went to La Roja. The Spanish national team took home the extraordinary award, the XVII Repsol trophy, while Vicente del Bosque won the XIII Gafas Charmant Trophy for being the best coach of Spain. Meanwhile, Andrés Iniesta was honored with two awards, the XV Casino Barcelona Trophy for fair play (for the gesture he had towards Dani Jarque in the World Cup final – which still makes me tear up thinking about it), and the XXXI El Corte Inglés Trophy for being the most international Spanish athlete, which he shared with swimmer Mireia Belmonte. And David Villa shared the XXXVIII Banco Sabadell Trophy for being a good person and athlete with Dr. Ramon Cugat. Villa called this “one of the nicest awards I’ve ever received” (which he obviously stated while not smiling). By the way, the program “Informe Robinson” won the XXVIII Trofeo Husa for journalism.
And everyone’s favorite – except for FIFA – Xavi won the gala’s male athlete of the year award (his female counterpart was Xabi’s fellow Tolosan, mountain climber Edurne Pasaban).
Xavi does love his shine, doesn’t he?
tabloid newspaper, Marca, will honor Ángel Villar and Vicente del Bosque with their Marca Leyenda award during the XVII Foro Marca/Ballesteros at Madrid’s Hotel Ritz today.
And Geri Piqué tweeted this yesterday, saying this is what he has framed from the World Cup final: the two jerseys (his own – though obviously not from the final game – and surprisingly, at least to me, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s), the medal, a piece of the net from the goal, and the entrance ticket.
His own jersey is of course signed by all his teammates. But what I want to know is where the ticket came from. I assume it belonged to one of his family members, because Geri couldn’t possibly have needed a ticket to enter Soccer City Stadium that July 11, no?