The Ballon d’Or ceremony for the 2021 season in Liga MX raised the mood at Cruz Azul, a team that won six of the 13 awards awarded on the night of Saturday, July 17.
The Most awarded was Jonathan Rodríguez, who, with 24 goals in the season, was the architect for Cruz Azul to remove malaria from their path, being champions. ‘Cabecita’ won three awards; best player of the year, scoring leader and best forward.
An extraordinary year!
-it was the number of Ballons d’Or won by @ jona2118 tonight.
– Best Forward
– Goal scorer
– Best player
Congratulations, ‘Jona’! — # BalonDeOro2021 pic.twitter.com/weguDeDaUa
– Liga BBVA MX (@LigaBBVAMX) July 18, 2021
The strategist of the year went to Juan Reynoso, as he accomplished what many saw as impossible, to make Cruz Azul lift the title after 23 years of not doing so.
The experienced Mexican goalkeeper Jesús Corona, won the award for best goalkeeper, by leaving his goal in zero 18 times, having 114 saves and having only allowed 31 goals.
To close the winners of Cruz Azul is Luis Romo, listed as the best defensive midfielder.
The runners-up Saints, They were also present at the ceremony, thanks to Matheus Dória, who took the award for best central defender.
With 19 years of age and a great opportunity taken advantage of this tournament, Víctor Guzmán de Xolos was named rookie of the year.
León was also present at the awards ceremony, by leaving two of them in their cabinets thanks to Fernando Navarro, winning the award for the best winger year, and also his captain Luis ‘Chapo’ Montes, who, with his intelligence to distribute the game, was named best offensive middle.
The women’s category gave two awards, being Liliana Mercado de Tigres, the lucky player to be named the best of the year, while Alison González from Atlas she was left with the award for best minor player.
The goal of the year was for Bryan Mendoza de Pumas, who scored a great goal at the Olympic University against Tijuana.
They were the most outstanding personalities of the Mexican soccer world, who will hope to match or improve their performances next tournament, looking to reap its rewards next season.
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