Sunday, November 30, 2008

La Maga Wins FIH Player of the Year Award

The Queen of the Albiceleste, Luciana “La Maga” AYMAR was crowned as the FIH Women’s Player of the Year of 2008. The award was presented to her during a special occasion of the FIH Congress Dinner at Universal Studios in the Californian city.

She was presented the award by FIH President Els van Breda VRIESMAN during the special ‘Emmy Awards’ type of show. All players who participated at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing last August were able to vote for their favourite.

The 31 year old bronze medalist of the Beijing Olympics was excited with being the best player in the world again. After all she is the only player in FIH history to win the Player of the Year award for the record of five times. She has won it previously in 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2007.
I would say this is a great reward for her contribution to the game despite not being able to win the coveted gold medal in Beijing. Nevertheless no one can deny that is already a living legend in Albiceleste folklore for steering the Las Leonas to the 2002 World Cup triumph.

AYMAR, alongside Alejandra GULLA and Carla REBECCHI were also named in the Women’s World Hockey All Star 2008.

On behalf of Mundo Albiceleste, we would like to congratulate her for winning this award. Vamos Vamos La Maga!!!


Fabian Belo said...


This is a reply to your comment at post:

First of all I would like to say that you can write whatever you wish in English language. It is not my native language but I can handle it pretty well.
Also, I am not a big hockey fan but a talent seeker/advisor (!!)

Talking about this event I have to agree with your thoughts and judgment.
Luciana is a living legend and I am more than happy for her and for this sport in particular.
Thanks to Luciana and a few others like her (no so honored) hockey is gaining lots of fans in a country where governments do nothing to encourage practice and/or support. (the issue with rugby, chess, polo, etc.)

I also read this post and I think there is nothing much to say!
Being honest… I do not really care they did not return with the gold medal form Beijing, they did a good Olympics anyway. Lack of luck and some minor factors have contributed to fail… a sweet fail.

I gave a quick glance to “Mundo Albiceleste” contents and I can see you are kind of “light-blue & white fan”. I personally hate Maradona but I love Messi an almost all the rest.
Nice to share this milestone.

Raquel Reznik said...

Toda Raba and Shalom.

María Gabriela Losino said...

Hi John!

First, let me tell you "sorry for my english". I'm lerning the language at the moment so...

I'm from "Moda y Deporte" (Fashion & Sports - and I've just read your post of november, 30th about "La Maga" Aymar. Sorry for not reply sooner!

Thanks for your comments about this excellent news for our field hockey, which is not profesional yet, except "Lucha" Aymar, who plays in GEBA with a contract.

I am agree with you. I was upset that Las Leonas haven't achieved the gold medal in Beijing but the team still world rank on the Top 4.

Your Mundo Albiceleste's post was great! Thanks for beeing an Argentina Fan and I quote you: "vamos Vamos La Maga" ha ha ha!

Best wishes,


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