The Laureus World Sports Awards is the annual celebration of that achievement, when athletes from across the sporting spectrum are judged by the world's media and the legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy and the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is showcased.
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year
Rafeal Nadal (Tennis- Spain)
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year
Linsdey Vonn (Skiing-USA)
Laureus World Team of the Year:
Spain Football Team( Football-Spain)
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year
Martin Kaymer (Golf-Germany)
Laureus World Comeback of the Year
Valentino Rossi (Motorcyling -Italy)
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year with disablity
Verena Bentele (Skiing-Germany)
Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year
Kelly Slater (Surfing-USA)
Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award
Zinedine Zidane (Football-France)
Zinedine Zidane the frenchmen was one of the driving forces behind France's success in reaching the final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. But all that ended in a lilttle disgrace as he headbutt during that match, and earned the most famous red card in football history.
Zidane announced his retirement from international football after France were knocked out of the European Championship by Greece in 2004. But a little over a year later, with France experiencing serious problems in qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, Zidane announced that he would come out of international retirement to help the team and he was reinstated as captain in August 2005.
It was Zidane's second World Cup final ,also his last international game he scored in the 7th minute from the penalty spot It made him one of only four footballers to achieve the feat of scoring in two different World Cup finals, sharing the honour with Pelé, Paul Breitner and Vavá. The goal also made him one of the top goalscorers in World Cup final matches, with three goals, tied for first place with Pelé, Geoff Hurst and Vavá.
Zidane, a three-times FIFA World Footballer of the Year, played 108 times for France, and is one of only four players to make over 100 appearances, the others being Marcel Desailly, Didier Deschamps and Lilian Thuram.
He was also the nominee for Laureus World Comeback of the Year in 2007
Laureus Sport for Good Award
May El-Khalil (Running-Lebanon)
Laureus Spirit of Sport Award
European Ryder Cup Team (Golf-Europe)