Future is here. The formation of young players should be a milestone of futsal, as for any other sport on earth. But this seems to be still a far process in our little world, in which a lot of people claim to be in favour of youth futsal looking for some kind of press credits, with just few of them working hard for this purpose. Through this annual award we just want to prove the benefits of youth futsal, even for those who just think about the "first team"! As mentioned in the Umbro Futsal Awards 2010 introduction we have applied a little change in this category criteria, which is now not anymore only dedicated to under 21 athletes but to young players (in a broader meaning). So, who's the winner of the Best Young Player of the World category? Twelve months ago we were in Carlos Barbosa, celebrating the ACBF talent Thiaguinho, now we should buy tickets to Santiago de Compostela in order to give the prize in the Jesús Nazaret Aicardo Collantes's hands! Well, just call him Aicardo! Yes, the Lobelle de Santiago absolute talent is one of the awarded players of the UMBRO Futsal Awards 2010 - 11th Edition by Futsalplanet.com!
Revelation player The Aicardo extraordinary standard during the season 09/10 (just think about the Spanish Futsal Cup in Santiago to have a clear idea) got an "official" recognition at the end of the LNFS season, when the Lobelle's crack was crowned as revelation player in Division de Honor. But that was no surprise as the blue pitch of Division de Honor have had already talked in favour of the gaditana rising star. But that was just the beginning.
Ten sublime days: Supercup joy and Spain debut Summer came to the end and a new season was on the horizon for Aicardo, the consecration's one. September provided the first chances to shine for the young star of Lobelle and he proved to be ready for futsal glory. A best player of the final award in the spanish supercup and the dreamed title as well were keys for another dream to come true: the Spain A first ever cap in the friendly games against Guatemala. Was head coach Venancio Lopez satisfied with the Aicardo's debut? The answer is in the following chapter...
Anapolis Samba October 22nd, Spain is in troubles. Iran is giving a futsal lessons to the furias rojas and the first half is something to be forgotten. But no worries, Aicardo and his astonishing hat trick are there to change the destiny of this game and of the whole tournament as well. His third goal is pure futsal delight and gives Spain the boost to reach the dreamed final and world cup revenge against Brazil. Six goals in the Grand Prix 2010 are a quite good business card, Aicardo is already "a name" on the international futsal stage. Not just a promise anymore.
What more can we say? Sweet nights for Lobelle and Spain, their future is guaranteed. Ladies and gentlemen, our tribute to Aicardo, winner of the Best Young Player of the World category from the UMBRO Futsal Awards 2010 - 11th Edition by Futsalplanet.com!
UMBRO Futsal Awards by Futsalplanet.com
Best Young (Under 21) Player of the World - Winners 2010 ->Aicardo (Lobelle de Santiago & Spain) 2009 ->Thiaguinho (Carlos Barbosa & Brazil) 2008 ->Dmitri Prudnikov (Viz-Sinara Ek. & Russia A and U21) 2007 ->Jesús (Carnicer Torrejon & SpainU21) 2006 ->not celebrated 2005 ->not celebrated 2004 ->Fernandinho (Azkar Lugo & Brasil U20)
Aicardo, Best Young Player of the World 2010! (Photo courtesy: Lobelle de Santiago)
The gaditano crack is ready to fly! (Photo courtesy: Lobelle de Santiago)
Aicardo style, what a player! (Photo courtesy: Lobelle de Santiago)
Aicardo vs Caja Segovia's Borja: two pure talents in Division de Honor (Photo courtesy: Lobelle de Santiago)
Close up on Aicardo, best young player of the world! (Photo courtesy: Lobelle de Santiago)
Revelation player 09/10 (Photo courtesy: Lobelle de Santiago)
Following his example those children can be the future stars of spanish and international futsal! (Photo courtesy: Lobelle de Santiago)
Run and goals, Aicardo is the way (Photo courtesy: Lobelle de Santiago)
Lobelle pride wearing the national team shirt, here with Alemao, Pola and Charlie (Photo courtesy: Lobelle de Santiago)
Another great caption of Aicardo, best young player of the world - UMBRO Futsal Awards 2010 (Photo courtesy: Lobelle de Santiago)