Friday, December 19, 2014

Landon Donovan receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Premios Univision Deportes

LA Galaxy legend and six-time MLS Cup champion Landon Donovan was recognized with the first Premios Univision Deportes’ “Lifetime Achievement award” at the inaugural Premios Univision Deportes (Univision Sports Awards), which aired nationally on Thursday night, on UniMás with a simulcast on UDN (Univision Deportes Network). MLS Commissioner Don Garber joined Donovan on stage to present him with the trophy.
LA Galaxy legend and six-time MLS Cup champion Landon Donovan was recognized...

Donovan, the most accomplished player in MLS history, finished his MLS career as the all-time leader in goals (144), assists (136), playoff goals (25), game-winning goals (41) and MLS All-Star goals (six). He is tied for the all-time MLS lead in game-winning assists (41) and playoff assists (14). He is a winner of six MLS Cups (2001, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014) – the most in MLS history – a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2005) and two MLS Supporters’ Shields (2010, 2011).

A total of 65 sports figures were nominated for their accomplishments on and off the field across multiple sports, including soccer, basketball, baseball, boxing, auto racing and more. Premios Univision Deportes winners were decided by fans and a diverse committee of sports personalities, including journalists, broadcasters and retired world-class athletes. Fan-selected awards included Best Goal, Best Extreme Sports Athlete, Best Social Post of the Year and Best Artistic Performance by an Athlete.

Complete list of winners for Premios Univision Deportes 2014:

    Best Soccer Game of the Year – Germany 7 – Brazil 1 (2014 World Cup)
    Best Boxer of the Year – Miguel Cotto
    Best MLS Player of the Year – Marco Pappa
    Best Sports Moment of the Year – Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera
    Best Baseball Player of the Year – Nelson Cruz
    Best Liga MX Player of the Year – Alfredo Talavera
    Breakthrough of the Year – James Rodríguez
    Best Save of the Year – Guillermo Ochoa
    Best Car Racing Performance – Carlos Muñoz
    Best Basketball Player of the Year – Manu Ginobili
    Best World Cup Record – Faryd Modragón
    Best Hispanic Performance in Europe – Ángel di Maria
    Chespirito Award, For the Love of Sports – Community Hero Winner, Julio Gutiérrez
    Sports Achievement of the Year – Costa Rica National Team
    Goal of the Year – James Rodríguez
    Extreme Sports Athlete of the Year – Rafa Ortíz
    Athlete Post on Social Media – Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. (Twitter)
    Best Artistic Performance by an Athlete – Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama
    Humanitarian Work Award – Albert Pujols
    Parathlete of the Year Award – Héctor Picard
    Tennis Performance Award – Mónica Puig
    Lifetime Achievement Award – Landon Donovan
    Best Liga MX Coach – Antonio Mohamed