Atletico stars scoop La Liga awards

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and the club’s manager Diego Simeone have been named the best player and manager in La Liga for last season.

During the awards ceremony in Valencia on Monday, Atletico defender Diego Godin was named the best defender in Spain’s top flight last time around, while Jan Oblak was named the best goalkeeper.

“It is a privilege to be here to receive this award, which would not have been possible without the help of my colleagues,” said Godin of his honour.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was named the best forward, while the best midfielder gong went to Real Madrid’s Luka Modric.

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez was named the world player of the year, despite the honours for Messi and Griezmann.

Neither the Atletico nor the Barcelona contingent were at the ceremony to receive their awards.

Data analysis were considered when naming the best player, while each of the sides’ captains voted on their top players in each position.