Griezmann tops them in Spain
VALENCIA, Spain (AP):
Antoine Griezmann has won the best player award in the Spanish league for last season. The Atletico Madrid forward was announced as the winner in a ceremony organised by La Liga in Valencia yesterday. The Frenchman was not at the ceremony.
Atletico also had Diego Simeone win the best coach award, Diego Godin earn the best defender award, and Jan Oblak clinch best goalkeeper.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi was selected as the best forward, and Real Madrid's Luka Modric as the best midfielder.
Team captains voted for the top players in each position, while a data-analysis system generated the best player award.
Barcelona won the Spanish league last season, ahead of Real Madrid and Atletico.