Defender Pau Francisco Torres yesterday received the Best Athlete in 2019 award at a Sports Gala organised by Vila-real council, at the Auditori Municipal Músic Rafael Beltrán Moner. The best female athlete award went to Neus Batalla García.
The young Villarreal defender's meteoric trajectory has been recognised. As well as being one of the stand out players of the men's first team, he scored on his Spain debut, becoming the first player born in Vila-real to play for the senior national side.
He was also recognised in the XX Premis Poble
This recognition adds to the award Pau won on 14th December at the XX Premis Poble awards ceremony for being the first player from Vila-real to play for the Spain senior side, and the first to score a goal. What's more, he is the only player from the city who made his debut in the top flight with Villarreal CF, after being at the club since he was five years old.