Messi named La Liga player of the year

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been named as the best player and forward of the 2014-15 season at the La Liga awards.

It was the sixth time in the awards’ seven-year history that Messi has claimed the top prize, with last year’s winner Cristiano Ronaldo the only other recipient last year.

The Argentina maestro claimed the award along with being chosen as forward of the year on a night which saw his treble-winning Barca side rewarded for their dominance of the league and Europe.

Neymar, Messi’s Barcelona team-mate shortlisted with him for the Ballon d’Or, won the Americas’ best player

Cristiano Ronaldo won a fan voted prize, which was accepted by teammate Ramos.

La Liga 2014/15 Awards
Best Player: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Best Coach: Luis Enrique (Barcelona)
Best Goalkeeper: Claudio Bravo (Barcelona)
Best Defender: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Best midfielder: James Rodríguez (Real Madrid)
Best Forward: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Best American Player: Neymar (Barcelona)
Best African Player: Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia)
Jugador Cinco Estrellas de la Aficion: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

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