Peru's Guerrero among finalists to become Americas' top player

LIMA,PERÚ-AGOSTO 28. Llegada de Christian Cueva y Paolo Guerrero a Lima, para el encuentro de la selección peruana frente Bolivia por las Eliminatorias al Mundial de Rusia 2018. Foto: ANDINA/Luis Iparraguirre

19:45 | Montevideo (Uruguay), Dec. 29.

Peru's captain Paolo Guerrero is among the three finalists competing to be crowned the new King of the Americas, Uruguayan newspaper El País reported.

The national soccer team's top striker —and current Flamengo star— will fight for the award against Gremio FBPA's players Arthur and Luan Vieira. 

The three athletes have become the most voted nominees by the continent's sports journalists, according to El País.

Guerrero has seen a good season at Brazilian Flamengo FC, and he has proven to be an important key for Peru's qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

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.


It must be noted Peru's coach Ricardo Gareca is also nominated to become The Americas' Best Coach.

The-59-year-old is competing in such category against Ariel Holan and Tite to succeed Reinaldo Rueda.


Published: 12/29/2017