13 December 2011
Abidal, a favorite for the Oscars del Deporte
Éric Abidal is one from the favorite ones to the Prize Laureus to the 'Comeback' of 2011, to the one that also aspires the Spanish golfistsa Sergio García that put an end in October passed to a three year-old drought without winning a tournament being proclaimed winner of Castelló Masters.
Along with Barca defender's candidacy highlights another golfer Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland, British Open winner at 42 years and in his 20th attempt. 'Abi' meanwhile back at the highest level after surgery for a tumor in the liver in March, after playing a few minutes in the 'semis' against Madrid, the French international turned in a big way in the Champions League final between Barca and Man-U May 28 and lifted the trophy wearing the captain's armband had given him in a gesture Carles Puyol moving.
The 6 finalists for the Laureus Awards will be announced the next day 15 and the depositary of the award will be decided by voting of media around the world, including MD. It is worth to recall that Leo Messi is one of the candidates' World Athlete "of 2011 and FC Barcelona aims Laureus Award for 'Best Team' in 2011, the Gala considered the Oscars del Deporte will be held in London next February 6. (via MD)