Laureus World Sports Awards 2021: Rafael Nadal wins Sportsman of the Year, Get Full List of Winners!

Laureus Sports Awards 2021: Tennis legend Rafael Nadal won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award 2021 at the virtual awards  ceremony conducted from Seville, Spain on May 6, 2021.

Created On: May 7, 2021 18:47 ISTModified On: May 7, 2021 18:50 IST
Laureus World Sports Awards 2021

 

 

Laureus Sports Awards 2021: Tennis legend Rafael Nadal won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award 2021 at the virtual awards  ceremony conducted from Seville, Spain on May 6, 2021.  Naomi Osaka won the prestigious Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award 2021.

All the winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards 2021 were unveiled online from the Spanish city due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Laureus World Team of the Year Award went to the Bayern Munich football team, while Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Athlete Advocate of the Year for his continuous efforts to raise social awareness. The  Laureus World Sports Lifetime Achievement Award went to Billie Jean King.

Laureus Sports Awards 2021: Full List of Winners

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Rafael Nadal

Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Naomi Osaka

Laureus World Team of the Year: Bayern Munich

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Patrick Mahomes

Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Max Parrot

Laureus Sport for Good: KICKFORMORE by KICKFAIR

Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award: Billie Jean King

Laureus Athlete Advocate of the Year: Lewis Hamilton

Laureus Sporting Inspiration: Mohamed Salah

Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year: Chris Nikic

Laureus World Sports Awards 2021: Check out the Nominees

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award 2021 Nominees

Sportsman

Sports Category

Country

Armand Duplantis  Athletics  Sweden
Joshua Cheptegeui Athletics  Uganda
Lebron James Basketball US
Lewis Hamilton Motor Racing UK
Rafael Nadal Tennis  Spain
Robert Lewandowski Football Poland

Laureus World Sportswomen of the Year Award 2021 Nominees

Sportsman

Sports Category

Country

Anna Van Der Breggen Cycling  The Netherlands 
Breanna Stewart  Basketball  US
Brigid Kosgei  Athletics  Kenya
Federica Brignone Skiing  Italy
Naomi Osaka  Tennis  Japan
Wendie Renard  Football  France

 

Laureus World Team of the Year 2021 Nominees

Sportsman

Sports Category

Country

Argentina Men's Rugby Team  Rugby Argentina
Bayern Munich Football  Germany
Kansas City Chiefs  American Football US
Liverpool FC  Football UK
Los Angeles Lakers Basketball  US
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team  Motor Racing Germany 

 

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year

Sportsman

Sports Category

Country

Ansu Fati Football  Spain
Dominic Thiem  Tennis Australia
IGA Swiatek Tennis  Poland
Joan Mir  Motor Cycling  Spain
Patrick Mahomes  American Football US
Tadej Pogacar Cycling  Slovenia

 

Laureus World Comeback of the Year

Sportsman

Sports Category

Country

Alex Morgan Football  US
Alex Smith American Football US
Daniel Bard Baseball  US 
Kento Momota  Badminton Japan
Max Parrot Snowboarding  Canada
Mikaela Shiffrin Skiing  US

 

Laureus Sport for Good Award

Sportsman

Sports Category

Country

Boxgirls Kenya Boxing Kenya
Fundacion Colombianitos  Multi-Sport Colombia
Kickformore By Kickfair  Football  Germany

About Laureus World Sports Awards

The Laureus World Sports Awards are annual awards that honour the most inspirational sporting triumphs of the year.

When was it held for the first time?

•The Laureus World Sports Awards were held for the first time in 2000.

•The awards honour sportsmen and women in six categories-Sportswoman, Sportsman, Team, Breakthrough, Comeback and Action.

•The winners are decided on the basis of the highest number of votes. The Laureus World Sports Academy comprising a unique group of sporting legends votes for the winners in each shortlisted category.

•The Academy can also grant discretionary awards such as the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award. 

•The Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year award, which honours one inspiring story that encapsulates the power of sport inspire and bring people together, is decided on the basis of a global public vote. 

•The Awards Ceremony also recognises one programme for its incredible work done to transform young lives around the world through the Laureus Sport for Good Award. 

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