(S10) Coppa Tradizione Awards Watch

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    Awards Watch

    At the conclusion of the Coppa Tradizione, the following awards will be given out:

    :trophy: Golden/Silver/Bronze Ball (most MOTMs, with ties broken up by combined goals & assists, then goals, then clean sheets, then final round reached, then least games played);

    :trophy: Golden/Silver/Bronze Boot (most goals, with ties broken up by assists and then least games played);

    :trophy: Golden/Silver/Bronze Playmaker, renamed from last season's Golden Creator award (award for players w/ the most assists, with ties broken up by least games played and then goals);

    :trophy: Golden/Silver/Bronze Glove (most clean sheets, with ties broken up by GA per game and then most games played);

    :trophy: Most Proactive User (user who gets in their games the fastest, i.e. whoever has the lowest average of days it took to get a game in)

    To be considered for any award, your team must have qualified for the Coppa Tradizione (sorry Confederation Cup contestants). This season, there will be just 2 writeups- before the quarterfinals and before the semis. Here's where we stand now:


    Pre-Quarterfinals Awards Watch

    Golden Ball: As is usually the case with a few games still left in the tournament, the Golden Ball race is up for grabs with many players having a shot at the award. At the start of the round, 5 players are tied with 2 MOTM performances. Going through the tiebreaking procedures (first combined goals & assists, then goals scored second), the current standings for the award would be: Deulofeu (Barcelona B) [4 G, 1 A], S. Sessegnon (Sunderland) [4 G, 0 A], O. Ahmedov (Anzhi) [3 G, 0 A], Rafinha (Barcelona B) [0 G, 2 A], and G. Garics (Bologna) [0 G, 0 A]. All except Garics are still competing in the Coppa, meaning another MOTM from any of them could be enough to solidify the Golden Ball.

    Golden Boot: Already running away in the Golden Boot race is M. Maiga (West Ham). Maiga has scored 10 of his team's 12 goals in the Coppa, and is now chasing Coppa history. The most goals scored by a player in the Coppa Tradizione is 11 goals, which has happened 3 times. Maiga now has a chance to surpass that total, as long as his team stays alive long enough in the tournament. Behind Maiga, only 3 other players have more than 4 goals. Therefore, competing for the Silver Boot would be Welliton (Gremio) with 7 goals, L. de Jong (B. M'gladbach) with 6 goals, and L. Lopez (Lyon) with 5 goals.

    Golden Playmaker: Running away with this award appears to be M. Pinilla (Cagliari). Pinilla has 6 assists, just one behind the Coppa record. However, Pinilla's club lost on penalty kicks in the Round of 16, opening the door for someone else to snatch the award away from him. His closest competitors are currently E. Vargas (Gremio) and A. Johnson (Sunderland), who each have 4 assists. Vargas is at a bit of an advantage here, as his club still has yet to play their Round of 16 match, thus giving him an extra opportunity to vault himself up the leaderboard here. However, with the first tiebreaker being least games played, Pinilla is still sitting pretty at the top for now. M. Boussoufa (Anzhi) has 3 assists and could join the podium with one more assist.

    Golden Glove: Just one keeper has 3 clean sheets after the Round of 16, and that would be R. Vercoutre (Lyon). His spot certainly is not safe though, as a plethora of goalkeepers, 6 to be exact, have 2 clean sheets. And of those 6, 4 are still alive in the Coppa Tradizione. Once the race likely begins to clear up a bit next week, we'll go farther into detail looking at the tiebreaking procedures here.
     
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    Pre-Semifinals Awards Watch

    Golden Ball: With a MOTM performance in the previous round, Deulofeu (Barcelona B) has taken a commanding lead in the Golden Ball race. Deulofeu is the only player with 3 MOTM awards, and even if someone were to tie him late, he would still likely win the award based on tiebreakers. 6 players have 2 MOTMs, and going through the tiebreakers of combined goals & assists, we have, in order, S. Eto'o (Anzhi) [5 G, 0 A], S. Sessegnon (Sunderland) [5 G, 0 A], O. Ahmedov (Anzhi) [3 G, 1 A], Rafinha (Barcelona B) [0 G, 2 A], and then 2 others who will be unable to improve their status as their teams have been eliminated. Eto'o will own the tiebreaker over Sessegnon for the Silver Ball as his club reached a farther round, yet Ahmedov and Rafinha could both easily bump up in the race with another impressive performance.

    Golden Boot: With another goal in the Quarterfinals, M. Maiga (West Ham) now has 11 this Coppa, tying him with the all-time record. The Golden Boot pretty much already has Maiga's name etched on it, and now we'll have to see if the striker can make Coppa history. Leading the way for the Silver Boot is Welliton (Gremio) with 7 goals. Right behind him with 6 goals though is Deulofeu (Barcelona B). L. de Jong (B. M'gladbach) also has 6 goals, but his club has already been eliminated and he loses out to Deulofeu on tiebreakers (Deulofeu has 1 assist to de Jong's 0), and thus de Jong will not place in the top 3 for this award. S. Eto'o (Anzhi) has 5 goals and appears the best outsider to spoil the current podium trio's standing, but it'll be tough with the top 3 all still alive in the Coppa Tradizione.

    Golden Playmaker: A week later, M. Pinilla (Cagliari) and his total of 6 assists still look good enough to earn him the Golden Playmaker award. A. Johnson (Sunderland) and E. Vargas (Gremio) each have 4 assists, both neither could make up ground on Pinilla in the Quarterfinals. Among those two though, Johnson will own the tiebreaker assuming Vargas plays in the Semifinals, yet with games left, Vargas could still boost his status. A few players still alive in the Coppa have 3 assists, namely L. Traore (Anzhi), M. Boussoufa (Anzhi), and Kleber (Gremio), so look for those three to potentially break through into the race.

    Golden Glove: R. Vercoutre (Lyon) now has company at the top with 3 clean sheets, as M. ter Stegen (B. M'gladbach) and Dida (Gremio) have tied him with 3 clean sheets of their own. Coincidentally, all three keepers have allowed exactly 4 goals in 5 games, meaning the first tiebreaker is unable to break up the three. However, with Dida still alive in the tournament, his upcoming match result will affect this race. Should he allow even just one goal though, we could very well see two Golden Glove awards handed out, one to Vercoutre and one to ter Stegen. Meanwhile, J. Jaaskelainen (West Ham) has 2 clean sheets and could enter the race should his team keep advancing. Oier (Barcelona B) would normally be in the race with 2 clean sheets himself, but with a promotion up to the senior squad, Jordi Masip (Barcelona B) is now the man in net for the B squad.


    That'll be the last write-up for the Awards Watch this season. Award winners will be announced following the Final.
     
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    With the Coppa Tradizione now complete, time to hand out some awards:

    Golden Ball: Deulofeu, 3 MOTMs (Barcelona B) @guayo10
    Silver Ball: Rafinha, 3 MOTMs (Barcelona B) @guayo10
    Bronze Ball: S. Eto'o, 2 MOTMs (Anzhi) @Broncos218

    Golden Boot: M. Maiga, 12 goals (West Ham) @WingedHelmet *NEW COPPA RECORD*
    Silver Boot: Welliton, 7 goals (Gremio) @shiftee
    Bronze Boot: Deulofeu, 6 goals (Barcelona B) @guayo10

    Golden Playmaker: M. Pinilla, 6 assists (Cagliari) @HokieNYC
    Silver Playmaker: A. Johnson, 4 assists (Sunderland) @juanchoCT14
    Bronze Playmaker: E. Vargas, 4 assists (Gremio) @shiftee

    Golden Glove: Dida, 4 clean sheets (Gremio) @shiftee
    Silver Glove: M. ter Stegen, 3 clean sheets (B. M'gladbach) @Selvy9
    Silver Glove: R. Vercoutre, 3 clean sheets (Lyon) @Zikry

    Most Proactive User: @guayo10 (Barcelona B)


    Two Silver Gloves this season (and thus no Bronze Glove) as ter Stegen and Vercoutre could not be separated by tiebreakers. And not sure if this is a record or not (don't keep track), but guayo was really on top of getting his games in, with his 6 games taking on average 0.5 days to complete (3 on the day the respective round opened, and 3 just 1 day later)!
     
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