The Colombian goalkeeper Camilo Vargas, from Atlas, won the Liga MX Golden Ball for the best player of the 2021-2022 season.
This gala was held on Saturday at the Orpehum Theater in Los Angeles (USA) but the winners were not announced until this Sunday after the Super Cup that Cruz Azul won against Atlas on penalties and after a very exciting game (2-2, 3-4 in the shootout).
Vargas was the great winner of this awards ceremony by taking the awards for the best goalkeeper and the best player in general.
“The truth is that I want to thank God infinitely for this blessing,” said the goalkeeper on stage.
“Being recognized as the player of the year is a source of prideto be able to achieve it while being far from my country,” he added.
Vargas, key in the two-time Atlas championship, thanked his entire family for their support and also all his team “mates”. “Without them all this would not be possible,” he assured.
With musical performances by Omar Chaparro, Sofía Reyes and Los Ángeles Azules, Mexican soccer reviewed in this gala the best of the past year a few days before the Apertura 2022 begins.
In this sense, Hugo Nervo (Atlas) was chosen as the best central defender, Julián Quiñones (Atlas) took the award for best attacking midfielder and André-Pierre Gignac (Tigres) won the award for best forward.
In addition, Kevin Álvarez (Pachuca) was proclaimed best winger, Aldo Rocha (Atlas) won the award for best defensive midfielder and Jordan Carrillo (Santos) won the award for best rookie.
Diego Cocca (Atlas) received the award for best coach and Juan Escobar (Cruz Azul) won the award for best goal for an authentic goal that he scored against Pumas UNAM with a spectacular scissors kick.
There were also awards for the Liga MX Femenil and they were awarded there Eva Espejo (Rayadas, best technical director) and Alicia Cervantes (Chivas, best player).
Finally, Humberto Hernández (Atlante) won the prize for the best player in the Liga de Expansión MX.