Spanish football star Alexia Putellas and Argentinian World Cup winner Lionel Messi have been named AIPS Athletes of the Year for the 2022 edition. This results from a poll by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), where a panel of 420 journalists from 113 countries voted for the Champions of 2022.
King. Genius. Fabulous. Phenomenal. Tremendous. Words seem not enough to describe the greatest footballer the world’s ever seen. Maybe that’s because what Edson Arantes do Nascimento represents can’t possibly fit into a bunch of letters. But now, for sure, he’s eternal.
Hartmut Scherzer vividly recalls flying alongside the German team of 1954 world champion coach Sepp Herberger to his first FIFA World Cup as a journalist. It was in 1962, during the jet age, and they flew with Lufthansa from Germany to Chile.