Lionel Messi, Luis Enrique unfairly snubbed by La Liga awards

Luis Enrique was snubbed by La Liga once again. The Barcelona manager, despite winning the title last season, failed to even make the final shortlist after being placed behind eventual winner Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid), Eduardo Berizzo (Celta Vigo) and Marcelinho Garcia Toral (Villarreal).

Although Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both walked out with individual awards (Best Striker and Best Foreign Player, respectively), it is impossible to accept that both Barcelona stars ended up behind Antoine Griezmann for the La Liga Best Player award -- especially considering Barca were crowned champions ahead of runners-up Real Madrid.

Regular readers already know that I am not the biggest fan of individual awards given the fact that football is, by definition, a collective sport in which highlighting the achievements of individual makes little sense.

However, if such awards are to be implemented, then a fairer approach should be introduced. The undeniable fact is that Barcelona won La Liga last season thanks to Messi's leadership on the pitch and Luis Enrique's off it -- that's precisely who the winners should have been.

What do you think about La Liga snubbing Luis Enrique again? Do you think Griezmann deserved the Best Player Award ahead of Messi? Tell me about your thoughts in the comments below.