Pulling the strings in their respective teams, they were conductors of the orchestra, making sure that everything runs smoothly and harmoniously. Three players with magic in their boots who are capable of turning a game on its head. They are Andrés Iniesta, Ivan Rakitić and Koke, the three players up for the 'Best attacking midfielder in the 2013-14 Liga BBVA' at the '2014 LFP Awards Ceremony' on 27 October, which will be broadcast on La Sexta (22:30).
Andrés Iniesta was again one of FC Barcelona’s key players last year. The player from La Mancha, who personifies elegance on the pitch, thrilled football fans once again with his extraordinary imagination, intelligence and technical ability, also scoring three goals and setting up seven in 35 Liga BBVA matches.
Another current FC Barcelona player, Ivan Rakitić, is also in the battle to receive the accolade. The Croatian had a memorable 2013-14 season playing for Sevilla FC, where he was the undisputed king of the midfield and recorded figures that are only in reach of the best in the world: twelve goals and ten assists in 34 Liga BBVA matches.
Jorge Resurrección 'Koke', of Atlético Madrid, completes the trio of nominees for the 'Best Attacking Midfielder' in the division. The 22-year-old player, completed the best season of his short career, being one of the key figures in a Rojiblanco side that won the Liga BBVA title after an 18 year drought. His impact on Diego Simeone’s side was fundamental and he contributed six goals and twelve assists in 36 matches.