After escorting Barcelona goalkeeper when reached for Club World Cup 2011, goalkeeper Victor Valdes directly given a personal rewards. Valdes received the award for Best Athlete Catalan 2011.
Valdes become the third Barcelona player who won the same award in the last three years. Carles Puyol was elected in 2009. Xavi Hernandez's turn next year to become the Best Athlete Catalan.
The jury consisting of professionals from public institutions and Catalan sports media, agreed that Valdes chose a brilliant career when he was under the rule of Barcelona. Valdes is considered one of Barcelona's key success factors.
Valdes who were told had been selected as the best athlete said he was happy and proud. "This is an important award for me and I'm very pleased to be reached this year. All athletes must be proud of his hard work rewarded high," said Valdes.
Awards ceremony was held to-15 Tuesday night (20/12) time in the Palau de Congresos Spain de Catalunya. In addition to Valdes, the Barcelona squad will also be present at this event. Because the Blaugrana will also receive an award as best male Catalan Team 2011.
Barcelona ranks of top brass did not want to miss this award comes on the show. President Sandro ROssell be accompanied by Vice President Carles Vilarrubí and Josep Maria Bartomeu.