Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr’s La Liga Player of the Year Award Greeted With Mixed Reactions by Fans

Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr’s La Liga Player of the Year Award Greeted With Mixed Reactions by Fans

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Vinicius Jr. was awarded the La Liga Player of the Year for 2022-23
  • The Real Madrid forward was involved in 19 goals during the season
  • Mixed reactions have greeted the award that was presented to the Brazilian forward

Vinicius Jr.'s exceptional talent received further recognition when he was named the best player in the La Liga men's category by the Spanish Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE).

The Brazilian forward played a pivotal role in Real Madrid's performances throughout last season, especially given the challenges posed by injuries to the team's captain and top striker, Karim Benzema.

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Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr. was named the best player in La Liga's men's category by the Spanish Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE). Image: @realmadriden.
Source: Twitter

According to Whoscored, the 23-year-old managed to score 10 goals and provide nine assists, contributing significantly to Carlo Ancelotti's side securing second position in the final league standings, just behind Barcelona.

This award reaffirmed Vinicius's remarkable skills and abilities, and it followed his earlier recognition as Real Madrid's player of the season, as reported by Managing Madrid.

Nevertheless, the announcement of Vinicius's award stirred mixed reactions among fans. Some believed he deserved the honour, while others had different opinions.

Fans' reactions to Vinicius's award

@Alone12551042 commented:

"Undeserved. Not even a top 3 player of last season."

@AlanRenner7 also expressed his view:

"Unjustified; Griezmann performed much better in La Liga."

@Charaf_AI added:

"Griezmann was clearly the one who should have received it, to be fair."

@MayankRMFC offered encouragement to Vinicius:

"Many more accolades to come, Vini. Keep up the good work."

@Rafay_ali32 playfully taunted Barcelona fans:

"Barcelona fans, get ready for some tears 😭."

@ACMilanFashion simply stated:

"Well deserved."

While the award announcement may have sparked a debate among football enthusiasts who have differing perspectives on Vinicius Jr's worthiness for the prize, the undoubted quality of the Brazilian remains evident despite his change of role since the arrival of Jude Bellingham.

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Vinicius provokes Gavi in El Clasico

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Vinicius and Real Madrid defeated Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday, October 28, to take home a crucial three points and bragging rights.

The Brazilian winger had a back-and-forth with the fans, and a video emerged online showing him winding up Barcelona's Gavi during the match.

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