Training For Basel, Winning! & A FIFA FIFPro 2014 World XI Nod

24 Nov


The team had a closed training yesterday but today we got a glimpse of their activities. (Training video) Castilla’s Álvaro Medrán joined in again. Sami & Pepe worked out indoors. Lukita worked on his recovery. Illarra returned to the group and Jese was with the gang as well.

Awards and nominations were the other big news. Cristiano & Isco were voted Mahou Cinco Estrellas Players of the Month for September and October respectively.

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Dani Carvajal was the next person honored.

Carvajal collects the ‘Jóvenes 2014 D. O. La Mancha’ award

“It is an honour for me to donate this prize to the Real Madrid Foundation and the Manos de Ayuda Social Foundation”, said the youth academy graduate.

Carvajal has been bestowed with the Jóvenes 2014 D. O. La Mancha award by the designation of origin of wine from said region of Spain. The ceremony took place in the presidential box in the Santiago Bernabéu, where the Real Madrid player received recognition as a standout athlete over the course of the year, thus succeeding fellow team-mate Isco.

“Thanks to the Denominación de Origen Castilla La Mancha for giving me this award. It is an honour to receive this award and to be able to donate the prize to beneficial causes like those carried out by the Real Madrid Foundation and the Manos de Ayuda Social Foundation. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my team-mates, the coaches and everyone involved with Real Madrid.”

Additionally, Carvajal congratulated the other prize winners: “I would like to congratulate the Women’s National Basketball team for their extraordinary silver medal in Istanbul.”

CASILLAS-RM-ATLETICO-(1)Thumb (1)Iker was nominated as one of the five goalkeeping candidates to form part of the FIFA FIFPro 2014 World XI. Voted on by players, the winners will be announced at the Ballon D’Or ceremony on January 14th. The other nominees are Manuel Neuer (Germany), Claudio Bravo (Chile), Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) and Gianluigi Buffon (Italy). Iker received the award for 5 consecutive years (2008-2012).

Next up is Wednesday’s Champions League match vs. Basel in Switzerland.

– Lozil


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