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La Liga Midfielder Of The Year: Real Madrid and Barcelona Stars Race For Annual Prize

La Liga de Futbol Profesionel (LFP) has unveiled its candidates for “midfielder of the year”.

The Spanish top division yesterday announced its three nominees for the league’s “midfielder of the year”, as announced on Marca’s website. and each of them would be in the running to win the global award too.

Any of these three would be a worth winner, and all are under-appreciated at their clubs because of other stars in the team. Without them, none of Spain’s big three would be competing at the top level.

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Sergio Busquets – Barcelona

FC Barcelona Sergio Busquets

First up is Barcelona metronome Sergio Busquets. The Spaniard had an important role last year as he finally fully assumed deep-lying duties from Xavi, and the heir to the throne has proved more than capable of filling his mentor’s shoes. Busquets has all the guile and passing precision of Xavi, plus an extra dose of athleticism and physicality which his predecessor lacked. He made 30 starts for the Catalans last term, completing 92.5% of his passes. Incredibly, the immaculate Spaniard was dispossessed an average of only 0.5 times per game!

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