Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Inaugural 2008 Mundo Albiceleste Awards

Hopefully we’re not to late to do this.

Inspired by Sam “HEGS awards” (http://hastaelgolsiempre.com), Seba and I have decided that we at Mundo Albiceleste, would like to have our own annual voting contest for the best Argentine player during the course of 2007/08.

After a couple of brainstorming sessions, we have decided to go by four different categories, which are “Best Goalkeeper”, “Best Defender”, “Best Midfield” and “Best Forward”.. Each of these categories will have five nominees, as selected by us at Mundo Albiceleste.

So all you need to do is to select one name from each category and as always the one with the most number of votes WINS.. Not only that, for each player, which you choose it’ll be a great addition if you would like to drop us a line or two on why did you pick that particular player. Chances are, that your acknowledgement for that player will be published once we unveiled the results.

So without further introduction, here are the nominees for the inaugural 2007/08 Mundo Albiceleste Awards.

Best Goalkeeper
Roberto ABONDANZIERI (Getafe)
Leo FRANCO (Atletico Madrid)
Juan Pablo CARRIZO (River Plate)
Mauricio CARANTA (Boca Juniors)

Mariano ANDUJAR (Estudiantes de La Plata)

Best Defender
Gabriel HEINZE (Real Madrid)
Ezequiel GARAY (Racing Santander)
Martin DEMICHELIS (Bayern Munich)
Fabricio COLOCCINI (Deportivo La Coruña)
Javier ZANETTI (Inter Milan)

Best Midfielder
Javier MASCHERANO (Liverpool)
Esteban CAMBIASSO (Inter Milan)
Lucho GONZALEZ (FC Porto)
Juan Roman RIQUELME (Boca Juniors)
Maxi RODRIGUEZ (Atletico Madrid)

Best Forward
Lionel MESSI (Barcelona)
Sergio Kun AGÜERO (Atletico Madrid)
Fernando CAVENAGHI (Bordeaux)
Carlos TEVEZ (Manchester United)
Lisandro LOPEZ (FC Porto)

Send your votes via e-mail to
sivanjohn@yahoo.com or argentina.correspondent@gmail.com and we will compile all of them. Please do not use the comment section to cast your vote, as your vote will not be counted.

This contest will run for the next one month, which means the final result will be out somewhere in the third week of July (around the 19th or 20th). We will publish a reminder on our blog every now and then just in case we have new readers that may have missed out earlier.