In the case of Messiwho was nominated eight times, will compete in the category “Best Male Athlete of the Year” With Kylian Mbappe, Steph Curry, Mondo Duplantis, Rafael Nadal and max verstappen. The Rosario was already the winner of the 2020 edition.
“Lionel Messi picked up the only prize that had escaped him by leading Argentina to the World Cup. Kylian Mbappé’s hat-trick in the final earned him the Golden Boot as the World Cup’s top scorer. Rafael Nadal ended 2022 alone in the top of the all-time list of men’s Grand Slam champions with 22 titles after victory in Australia and France.”described on the official page of the Laureus Awards on the merits of each participant.
While the world champion team is nominated for “Best Team of the Year”shares a theme with the England women’s national soccer team, France men’s national rugby union teamThe team of Golden State Warriors, Oracle Red Bull Racing from Austria and the Real Madrid.
On the other hand, the recent champion of the Argentina Open Carlos Alcarazstands out among the revelation athletes by becoming the youngest male world number 1 in history, with 19 years, 4 months and 6 days and Alexia Putellasstar of Barcelonarepeats the nomination for female athlete of the year.
The brand new winners will be revealed in June after the jury vote of the laureus academy.
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