Peru's Guerrero continues leading Americas' top soccer player poll

Paolo Guerrero

Paolo Guerrero

13:34 | Lima, Dec. 26.

Peru's top striker Paolo Guerrero leads the voting and might grab the Americas' Best Soccer Player award granted by Uruguayan newspaper El País, which intends to choose the most outstanding players of 2017.

As is known, the journal has been picking the best players in the Americas since 1986, with the help of a survey conducted among the continent's most renowned sports journalists, which is also open to the public this year.

The 33-year-old athlete —with 52.92% of the total votes— is becoming the top nominee to take the prize home.

He is followed by Boca Juniors' Dario Benedetto (10.95%).

Furthermore, Guerrero might be included in the "Americas' Top Eleven Players," as he is also one of the most voted nominees in said category

More Peruvians players

Peruvian Alberto Rodriguez (48.7%) is the most voted athlete for best defender.

Likewise, Miguel Trauco (53.47%) stands out in the best left-back category. 

As for best (right) winger, Sao Paulo FC's Christian Cueva (54.48%) seems on track to win the award. 

Last but not least, Peru's coach Ricardo Gareca is nominated for "The Americas' Best Coach." He currently leads such category with 47.5% of votes, ahead of Brazilian Tite (21.96%).


Published: 12/26/2017