When a season, a year, or anything that marks the passing of time ends, people inevitably look back over what just occurred. We try to make sense of the bad things, remember the good things fondly, and dish out praises (and occasionally harsh words) where they are due.
In sports, we tend to give out awards towards the end of the season to commemorate and honor the best individual performances out of all the players in a league—in American sports we have the “Most Valuable Player” trophy, while in European Football we have the FIFA World Player/Golden Ball (which one is it again?).
As sports writers—especially beat reporters and journalists who cover individual teams—we like to adapt these awards to talk about the highs and lows of a team’s season. So in this segment (another will come later), I’m going to dish out some of the major positive awards for Real Madrid’s season; next time, I’ll throw out a group of “worsts,” that should complement this list.
Oh, and I’m going to mesh every award that I can think of into it, so get excited.