De Gea and Forlán pick up awards

Forlán named Sportsman of the Year by Gentlemen's Quarterly

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea picks up award

David de Gea (ClubAtléticodeMadrid.com)

If there was one person who remained calm amidst all of the transfer rumours these past few days of a possible move to Manchester United, it was David de Gea himself.

The cool-headed goalkeeper let his agents deny any contact with The Red Devils and is fully committed to his boyhood club, Atlético de Madrid.

Meanwhile it was announced that De Gea has won the “Premio Joven 2010 D.O. La Mancha“, which is an award for outstanding athletes and artists from Madrid.

De Gea will receive the award on 23 November. It’s yet another individual award for the goalkeeper who made his first team debut only fourteen months ago.

Recently he was named the most outstanding athlete of the Castilla-La Mancha and Toledo region, while he also picked up the “Premio Siete Estrellas del Deporte” as Madrid’s most exciting talent in 2009.

And that’s not to mention the UEFA Europa League and the European Super Cup the shotstopper has won at just 19, of course.

Diego Forlán will also be in the spotlight once more as he picks up an even more prestigious award to add to his bulging trophy cabinet.

The Uruguayan superstar has been named Man of the Year in the Sports category by GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly).

Forlán was vital in Atleti’s Europa League win, scoring two goals in the final against Fulham, and impressed the entire world with outstanding performances at the World Cup, where he was awarded with the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.

El Cacha hopes to win one more prize this season. He has been nominated for the World Player of the Year award with twenty-two others, and seems to be a likely candidate to win what would be the crown on his career.

As GQ’s Man of the Year, Forlán follows into the footsteps of well known names like Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodóvar, Tommy Hilfiger, Íker Casillas, Lionel Messi, former rojiblanco Fernando Torres and current teammate Sergio Agüero.