Griezmann wins best player award in Spain for last season

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 25, 2016 10:38 AM
Griezmann wins best player award in Spain for last season
Atletico's Antoine Griezmann controls the ball during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Rostov and Atletico Madrid in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Sergey Pivovarov)
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Antoine Griezmann has won the best player award in the Spanish league for last season.

The Atletico Madrid forward was announced as the winner in a ceremony organized by La Liga in Valencia on Monday. The Frenchman was not at the ceremony.

Atletico also had Diego Simeone win the best coach award, Diego Godin earn the best defender award, and Jan Oblak clinch best goalkeeper.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi was selected as the best forward, and Real Madrid's Luka Modric as the best midfielder.

Team captains voted for the top players in each position, while a data-analysis system generated the best player award.

Barcelona won the Spanish league last season, ahead of Real Madrid and Atletico.

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