AS awards ceremony 2019
Messi, Real Madrid, Joaquín, LaLiga, Ona Carbonell… our sports awards gala ceremony takes place this evening in the centre of Madrid.
The 2019 AS awards ceremony took place this Tuesday evening in the centre of Madrid, with the leading names of Spanish sport arriving at the Hotel NH Eurobuilding near the Santiago Bernabéu from 19:45.
This season LaLiga turns 90 and four big awards celebrated that fact: Messi (428 goals), Real Madrid (33 titles), Joaquín (532 games) and a tribute to the unforgettable figure of Luis Aragonés and LaLiga itself as an institution.
Spain’s basketball teams, both men’s and women’s, were also honoured, as were the Spanish Davis Cup team, who recently triumphed in the competition’s new format held in Madrid, along with Ona Carbonell and Toni Bou.
Full AS awards list
90 years of LaLiga. AS Sports Award.
On 19 February LaLiga celebrated its 90th anniversary. The league itself is recognised as an institution, along with Real Madrid as the club with most titles (33), Messi as the highest goal-scorer (428), Joaquín (most games played by an active player, 532) and the unforgettable figure of Luis Aragonés (40 leagues as coach and player).
Ona Carbonell. AS Sports Award.
The synchronised swimmer with the most world championship medals in the history of the sport (23).
Spanish Davis Cup team. AS Sports award.
Rafa Nadal, Roberto Bautista, Feliciano López, Pablo Carreño and Marcel Granollers, with Sergi Bruguera at the helm won Spain's sixth title, the first of the Piqué era, at the Caja Mágica in Madrid in November.
Spanish basketball. AS Sports Award.
In a stunning 2019, Scariolo's side with Marc Gasol, Ricky and Llull won their second world cup. Before that, the women's team with Ndour, Xargay and Palau had shown the way, becoming champions of Europe.
Toni Bou. AS Sports Award.
The Montesa Repsol-Honda rider (Piera, Barcelona, 33-years-old) is the all time motorcycle trials record holder, with 26 world titles.
Javier Fernández. Lifetime Achievement award.
The Spanish skater from Madrid has retired at 28 with two World Championship titles and an Olympic bronze.
Javier Sotomayor. Legends award.
The 52-year-old Cuban has held the World Record since 1993 (2.45m). He won Olympic gold in 1992 and was a double gold medallist at the World Championships.
Egan Bernal. AS América Award
The Ineos rider (22) became the first Colombian to win the Tour de France and announced himself on the big stage.
Diego Forlan. AS América Award
The Uruguayan, 40 years old, retired this season. He won the Golden Boot twice and played for Atlético Madrid and Villarreal here in Spain.
Barshim. AS Arabia award.
Nuria Marqués. AS Paralympic Award.
The 20-year-old paralympic swimmer from Castellví de Rosanes won gold in the world championships in 2019, in addition to her title from Rio 2016.
Alba Vázquez. Prospect Award.
World and European junior champion at 17 years old, she holds the world record for her age. One to watch.