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Real Madrid star Federico Valverde named Best Uruguayan Athlete of the Year

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As reported by SPORT, Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde has been honoured with the Charrúa de Oro prize, given to the Best Uruguayan Athlete of the year.

The 24-year-old midfielder has enjoyed a spectacular rise in stature over the past year. He played a crucial role in Los Blancos’ La Liga and UEFA Champions League double triumph last season, even assisting the only goal of the UCL final against Liverpool.

Valverde has taken up an important role in the side under manager Carlo Ancelotti and has impressed with his performances, be it in midfield or on the right flank.

His growth and success have now been rewarded by the Charrúa de Oro award given by the Circle of Sports Journalists of Uruguay (CPDU).

The ceremony for the same was held at the Nelly Goitiño Auditorium in Montevideo on Saturday night. However, the 24-year-old midfielder was unable to attend the event as he prepared for Real Madrid’s derby against Atletico Madrid.

Los Blancos will lock horns with their neighbours at the Civitas Metropolitano later tonight knowing that they need a win to reclaim the top spot in La Liga from Barcelona.

Valverde, who dreams to become the captain of Real Madrid in the future, will have a key role to play for Ancelotti’s side, given the form that he has displayed of late.

Indeed the midfielder has scored a goal in each of his last two matches against RCD Mallorca and RB Leipzig and will be aiming to carry forward the momentum.

As for his award for the Best Uruguayan Athlete of the Year, it is certainly well deserved following his contributions to Real Madrid’s success.

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  1. yaw cool

    September 19, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    yes he deserves it very elegant on the ball and very speedy

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Real Madrid defender’s camp asked the club to sign a backup in his position – report

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The lack of options in the full-back positions at Real Madrid has become a subject of intense debate.

Real Madrid went into the season with Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez as their right-back options while Ferland Mendy was the only left-back at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal, as David Alaba made it clear that he wished to play as a central defender.

The shortage of quality depth has come to haunt Real Madrid in recent times as both Vazquez and Carvajal have spent time on the sidelines while Mendy has also fallen to an injury recently.

With Alaba also struggling for fitness, Ancelotti has been forced to use Eduardo Camavinga at left-back in the last two matches.

Amidst this, Guillermo Rai of The Athletic is reporting that Mendy has been asked to play in games even when he has not been at 100% fitness on occasions this season by Real Madrid.

Hence, the Frenchman’s entourage had asked the Merengues to sign a backup left-back so that they can rotate more freely and give the defender rest when he is not at 100%.

However, their request was not heeded by the reigning Spanish and European champions, leaving Mendy as the lone left-back in the squad.

But that has changed recently as Real Madrid are understood to have triggered €5 million buyback option on Rayo Vallecano’s Fran Garcia, who will return to the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.

For now, however, Ancelotti will have to cope with just Mendy as his frontline left-back, although Camavinga’s recent performances have shown that he can be relied on in times of emergency.

Nacho, too, is an option, although the Real Madrid cantera has been filling in at right-back in recent weeks and could be needed at centre-back following Eder Militao’s injury against Valencia on Thursday night.

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