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Griezmann beats Messi and Ronaldo to win La Liga award

Along with Griezmann, Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone also took the coach of the season award. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Madrid, Spain Oct 25, 2016, 12.20 AM (IST)

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was named La Liga player of the season for 2015-16 on Monday, ahead of the likes of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.

Atletico gaffer Diego Simeone also took the coach of the season award while Barcelona's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named the top non-EU player.

Messi was recognised as the best forward at the award ceremony in Valencia.

Atletico dominated the awards as Jan Oblak was best goalkeeper, Diego Godin top defender and Frenchman Griezmann also claimed the fans' award.

Real Madrid weren't left empty-handed, though, as Luka Modric was named best midfielder.

The winners' names were announced in a ceremony organised by the La Liga in Valencia.

(WION with inputs from AFP)

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