2016-17 Balon de Oro Winners

The league held it’s annual Balon de Oro (Golden Ball) Awards Ceremony last night in Los Angeles, recognizing the top stars of the past year as voted on by the fans & the editors of the Liga MX Digital Magazine. The full list of winners:
Trajectory (Career/Life Achievements): Ignacio Trelles, former Liga MX, National Team, Olympic Team & World Cup Team coach

Best Goalie: Rodolfo Cota, Guadalajara

Best Defenseman: Nestor Araujo, Santos

Best Defensive Midfielder: Guido Rodriguez, Tijuana (now with America)

Best Offensive Midfielder: Edson Puch, Necaxa (now with Pachuca)

Best Forward: Raul Ruidiaz, Morelia

Top Goal Scorer: Ruidiaz

Rookie Of The Year/Best Newcomer: Walter Sandoval, Santos

Best Goal: Alan Pulido, Guadalajara (Clausura 2017 Gran Final Game 2, 16th minute, scoring what ultimately would be the Championship-winning goal for the Chivas)

Coach Of The Year: Matias Almeyda, Guadalajara

Player Of The Year: Ruidiaz