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2024 Laureus World Sportsman Award: Nominees and Key Details

The organizers of the Laureus World Sports Awards have released the names of six individuals nominated for the 2024 Laureus World Sports Award.2024 Laureus World Sportsman Award

The official nomination announcement took place at Casa de Correos in Madrid, Spain this afternoon, February 26, 2024. Attendees at the nomination ceremony included Isabel Diaz Ayuso, the president of the Laureus World Sports Awards for the Madrid region, Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Almeida, the Mayor of Madrid, and some sporting legends like Luis Figo, Ruud Gullit, and others.

After the ceremony, six individuals were nominated from across different sporting competitions in the world for the 2024 Laureus World Sportsman Award, which will take place on April 22, 2024.

Everything you should know about the Laureus World Sportsman Award:

The Laureus World Sports Award is given to any sportsman who has shown outstanding performance and achievement throughout the year, and the award is not only for professional football.

Individuals who play other sports such as golf, tennis, basketball, racing, etc., are also nominated. In fact, the first person to win this award was Tiger Woods, who plays golf, and won the award in the year 2000.

The person with the most awards is Roger Federer, who plays tennis, and he has won the prestigious award on five different occasions.

Argentina’s International Lionel Messi remains the only footballer to have won this award, winning it in 2020 and 2023, and he has also been nominated for the 2024 edition.

Although His counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated five times (in 2009, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018), the Portuguese is yet to win the award.

Lionel Messi has been nominated six times (in 2010, 2013, 2016, 2020, 2023, and 2024) and has won the award in two different occasions. Lionel Messi is currently going for his third win if he is the eventual winner of this year’s award.

Below here is the list of all people nominated for the 2024 edition of the Laureus World Sportsman Award:

6. Novak Djokovic – who plays tennis and has won the Laureus World Sportsman award on four different occasions.

5. Mondo Duplantis – the young man is from Sweden and competes in Pole Vault (Athletics)

4. Noah Lyles – The young man is from the United States of America and competes in the 100-meter relay race.

3. Max Verstappen – The young man is from the Netherlands and competes in motor racing.

2. Lionel Messi – Lionel Messi is from Argentina and won the last edition of this award (2023 edition). He is on the hunt for his third win if he eventually wins the award this year.

1. Erling Haaland – Erling Haaland plays for Manchester City and the Norway national team. Erling Haaland got his first nomination and is gearing up to win the award this year.

How do they select the winner of the Laureus World Sportsman Award?

The winner of the award will be selected by 69 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, Olympic Champions, world record breakers, and athletes who have done exceedingly well in sports will be the jury and they are to conduct the final stage of the judging process which will see one person left the award.

The winner of the 2024 edition of the Laureus World Sportsman Award will be announced on April 22, 2024, and the 25th edition of the Laureus World Sports Award ceremony will take place in Spain.

Who do you see coming out as the winner of the award? Drop a comment and share.

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