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Coates named in Liga NOS Team Of The Season

By Sporting CP
07 Jun, 2021

The Sporting CP captain was one of the standouts in 2020/21

Sebastián Coates has been chosen in the Team Of The Season for the 2020/21 Liga NOS season, it was announced this past Sunday by the league's governing body. The Sporting Clube de Portugal defender came out on top in the voting carried out amongst coaches and captains of the top flight sides from the campaign.

At the age of 30, Coates captained the team to their first national title in 19 years, and was almost an ever-present in the season, playing 33 of the 34 Liga NOS matches. Along the way, he won the Man Of The Match award on three occasions.

The defender was magnificent throughout the year, as a crucial component of the side that conceded the fewest goals. Sporting CP would ship just 20 over the course of the season, whilst Coates would also contribute goals of his own: He found the net on five occasions, including some late winners and equalisers.

A three-time winner of the Defender of the Month award, he was also named Liga NOS Player of the Month for April.

Coates joins teammates Antonio Adán and Pedro Porro in the league's Team Of The Season.