The centennial event of Copa America is scheduled to run from 3rd June to 26th June, 2016. It is been fulfilling long hundred years of CA since the beginning in 1916. It is an oldest south American football competition. Though, only CONMEBOL teams used to take part here but in this special edition of Copa America, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF are both going to compete where six teams from CONCACAF along with ten teams from CONMEBOL.
Now, a very important question raise that who will be given the best player award in upcoming Copa America Centenario though there are many capable players for it.
It is much more difficult to say who will be the one before the series ending. But in this circumstances we should consider their most recent performance.
According to the last edition of Copa America in 2015, Lionel Messi was selected for the best player but due to some reasons he rejected it. Messi scored only one goal against Paraguay but assist three times which was more than others. In full tournament of CA 2015, Leo was brilliant. This season of CA 2016, he will led team Argentina as a Captain like before. Team Argentina will play their inaugural match against Chile. Argentina has prepared this time to defeat Chile as a revenge of their previous lost in Copa America 2015 final. That match, Chile defeated them by penalty shoot out. In the season of La Liga 2015/16, Messi has scored 26 goals by playing 33 appearances and in Champions League, scored 6 goals by playing 7 appearances. So, no doubt Lionel Messi would possibly be the best player in upcoming Copa America Centenario 2016.
Beside, Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez is another most potential player in next CA 2016. He is the recent La Liga 2015/16 top scorer by scoring 40 goals with 35 apps. He also received the best player award in 2011 Copa America which was hosted in Argentina where team Uruguay was champion. So, he have a best chance to get best player award in coming Copa America 2016.
Besides, Chilean striker Eduardo Vargas and Sanchez Sanchez, Colombian James Rodriguez and Carlos Bacca, Argentine Angel Di Maria,Sergio Aguero etc all have possible ability to claim best player award.
However, five times Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has better chance than above listed players to have it. So, most of the media will keep focus on him as well.