Barcelona may have lost their Primera Division title but they had a host of winners in the Professional Football League’s 2011-12 season awards which were announced yesterday, with Lionel Messi named best player and Pep Guardiola best coach.

Lionel Messi

Barca, who saw their three-year reign as Spanish champions ended by Real Madrid, also saw Messi named the Primera Division’s best striker, Andres Iniesta best attacking midfielder while Carles Puyol won the fair play award.

Messi edged out Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema for the best player award.