February 7th, 2012
What We Learned At: The 2012 Laureus World Sport Awards
Laurent Koscielny is old enough to be married. This is his wife, Claire. Image: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images.
The Laureaus World Sport Awards took place at the Central Hall in Westminster last night. As is usual with these events, a smattering of footballers turned up to watch Bobby Charlton pick up a Lifetime Achievement Award and surely what must be the most shocking event of the year so far: Leo Messi not winning an award he has been nominated for.
Indeed, it was Novak Djokovic who picked up the World Sportsman of the Year gong, which must be a relief to Leo’s cabinet maker, if no one else.
Anyway, enough of the boring stuff. How did our ‘baller boys represent?
Image: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images.
Juan Mata is a secret agent. When he’s not harassing opposition goalkeepers with awesome goalscoring prowess, he’s jumping out of planes, being chased around Eastern Europe in a posh car and then arriving for a ‘posh do’ with not a hair out of place.
Image: Tim Whitby/Getty Images.
Andre Villa Boas, on the other hand, was dropped off to the event by his mum. She dressed him, too.
Image: Tom Dulat/Getty Images.
Alan Shearer may be a football legend, but is absolutely no good at standing still, on his own, having his picture taken. Awkward!
Image: Ian Walton/Getty Images.
Arsene Wenger’s plans for global domination extend further than the football pitch. We see you Arsene!
Did we miss anything?
No, thought not. Other than Cheryl Vieira’s fabu dress, we meant to say.