Laureus award 2020 which was hosted in Berlin Yesterday was filled with amazing surprises as Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton shared the men athlete award. History was made as its the first time this award was won by a footballer not forgetting that both Messi and Hamilton gained equal votes from fans worldwide.
“I am honoured to be the first to win this award being a sportsperson coming from a team sport,” said Messi.
Gymnastics star Simone Biles 22 was named the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year pocketing the award for the third time. Eliud Kipchoge was among the nominees for the men’s athelete of the year.
The World Team of the Year went to South Africa’s men’s rugby team following their victory at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.