La Liga Awards

The La Liga Awards, previously known as the LFP Awards, are presented annually by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (known as the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) until 2015) to the best players and coach in La Liga, the highest division of association football in Spain. They should not be confused with other similar awards associated with sports newspaper Marca. Established in the 2008–09 season, they are the first official awards in the history of the Spanish competition.[1] La Liga's best coach and player in each position—goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, and forward—are chosen based on a voting by the captain and vice-captains of each club, while the best player overall is determined via statistical analysis.[2]

Argentine legend Lionel Messi has dominated La Liga's best player and best forward awards, with 6 & 7 wins respectively.

Since the La Liga Awards' creation, Barcelona players have won 32 honours in the six main categories, almost triple the number won by any other club. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been named La Liga's best player for six times and La Liga's best forward for seven times, both all time records. Across all positions, the other outstanding individuals are Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta with five wins, Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola with four wins, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos with four wins, and goalkeepers Iker Casillas of Real Madrid and Víctor Valdés of Barcelona with two wins each.