Liga Awards: Griezmann Tops Messi, Ronaldo

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has been named La Liga player of the season for 2015/2016, beating Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid to the award.

Atleti’s manager Diego Simeone also took the coach of the season award, while Barcelona’s Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named the top non-EU player.

Barca’s Argentina international Messi may not have won the player of the season award, but he was recognised as the best forward at the ceremony in Valencia.

Atletico, who were finalists in last season’s UEFA Champions League,  dominated the awards as Jan Oblak was best goalkeeper, Diego Godin top defender and Frenchman Griezmann also claimed the fans’ award.

Real Madrid weren’t left empty-handed, though, as Luka Modric was named best midfielder.

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