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Bruno Herrero has been named Most Valuable Player of the 2014 FIFPro Tournament. The Spanish midfielder guided his Team AFE to the first place in this international event for players looking for a contract.

There was no doubt about which player should receive this award after the final whistle of the 2014 FIFPro Tournament had been blown. Bruno Herrero impressed with his all-round performance in midfield, leading his team by example. He was also the top goal scorer of the FIFPro Tournament with three goals. And "Bruno" accounted for the only goal in the final between Spain and France, a perfect lob over the outrushing goalkeeper.

The Spanish captain also scored in the first group match against Belgium (a shot from the edge of the penalty box) and produced the winning goal against Denmark from a free-kick (albeit a lucky strike as the ball was deflected by the Danish wall).

Herrero is a versatile player who can operate both as a defensive and an attacking midfielder. The 29-year old is a product of the Sevilla FC academy. He made his debut for the first team in the 2005-06 season (which then played in the Primera División), but never managed to become a regular for Sevilla FC.

After he left Seville, he joined several clubs including Murcia, Salamanca, Xerez and Girona. He made 86 appearances for Murcia and 75 for Xerez , mostly playing in the Segunda División A (the second professional level in Spain).

"FIFPro wishes Bruno Herrero all the best in his future career", said Tijs Tummers, Head of the FIFPro Tournament Committee. "He fully deserved this special trophy and we are convinced that he will find a new club".

Spanish coach Mikel Lasa (a former Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao and Spanish national team player among others) enjoyed winning the FIFPro Tournament with Team AFE. Lasa: "Of course we all love to win, but our training camp and our participation in the FIFPro Tournament were all about getting contracts. I would change the title if we could get 22 contracts for all our players".

 

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