Erling Haaland, Sha'Carri Richardson, Sébastien Haller, and the nominees for 2024 Laureus Sports Awards

Erling Haaland, Sha'Carri Richardson, Sébastien Haller, and the nominees for 2024 Laureus Sports Awards

Funmilayo Fameso 16:27 - 26.02.2024

Here are the full list of nominees for the 2024 Laureus Sports Awards that includes Erling Haaland, Sha'Carri Richardson, and Sébastien Haller.

Manchester City star Erling Haaland, athletics speedster Sha'Carri Richardson, and Ivory Coast football star Sébastien Haller are among the nominees for the 2024 Laureus Sports Awards.

The Laureus Sports Awards is the most prestigious honour given to sportsmen and women in recognition of an iconic season, and those shortlisted for this year's honours have done exceptionally well in their various fields.

Football star Haaland, in contention for Sportsman of the Year, scored 52 goals in 53 games during his debut season as City completed the Treble by winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

Haaland in action for Man City || Credit: Imago

Track star Richardson is shortlisted for the Sportswoman of the Year after an exceptional season that saw her become the world's fastest woman by winning the 100m title at the World Championships in Budapest.

Tennis youngster Gauff made the nomination list for Breakthrough of the Year for her gallant efforts last season, highlighted by winning her first Grand Slam title at the US Open.

Also in this category is Real Madrid football star Jude Bellingham, who at age 20, has become a key player for Real Madrid following his 103m euro (£89m) move from Borussia Dortmund last summer, scoring 20 goals in 29 games this season.

Coco Gauff poses with her 2023 U.S Open title| Photo Credit: Instagram(@cocogauff)

Newly crowned AFCON 2023 champion Sébastien Haller is shortlisted in the Comeback of the Year category for his valiant efforts at fighting cancer and coming back to help Ivory Coast become African Champions for the third time in the country's history.

Sebastien Haller with the AFCON 2023 trophy | The Independent

Here's the full list of nominees for the 2024 Laureus Sports Awards.

Sportsman of the Year

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) - tennis

Mondo Duplantis (Sweden) - athletics

Erling Haaland (Norway) - football

Noah Lyles (USA) - athletics

Lionel Messi (Argentina) - football

Max Verstappen (Netherlands) - motor racing

Sportswoman of the year

Aitana Bonmati (Spain) - football

Shericka Jackson (Jamaica) - athletics

Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) - athletics

Sha'Carri Richardson (USA) - athletics

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) - skiing

Iga Swiatek (Poland) - tennis

Team of the year

European Ryder Cup Team - golf

Germany men - basketball

Manchester City - football

Red Bull - Formula 1

South Africa - rugby

Spain women - football

Breakthrough of the year

Jude Bellingham (GB) - football

Linda Caicedo (Colombia) - football

Coco Gauff (USA) - tennis

Qin Haiyang (China) - swimming

Josh Kerr (UK) - athletics

Salma Paralluelo (Spain) - football

Comeback of the year

Simone Biles (USA) - gymnastics

Sébastien Haller (Ivory Coast) - football

Katarina Johnson-Thompson (UK) - athletics

Siya Kolisi (South Africa) - rugby

Jamal Murray (Canada) - basketball

Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) - tennis

Sportsperson of the year with a disability

Simone Barlaam (Italy) - swimming

Danylo Chufarov (Ukraine) - swimming

Diede de Groot (Netherlands) - tennis

Luca Ekler (Hungary) - athletics

Nicole Murray (New Zealand) - cycling

Markus Rehm (Germany) - athletics

Action sportsperson of the year

Rayssa Leal (Brazil) - skateboarding

Caroline Marks (USA) - surfing

Kirsten Neuschafer (South Africa) - sailing

Bethany Shriever (GB) - BMX

Filipe Toledo (Brazil) - surfing

Arisa Trew (Australia) - skateboarding

Sport for good

Bola Pra Frente (Brazil) multi-sport & employability

Dancing Grounds (USA) - dancing & social integration

Fundacion Rafa Nadal (Spain) - tennis & education

ISF Cambodia - football & education

Justice Desk Africa (South Africa) - multi-sport & human rights

Obiettivo Napoli (Italy) - multi-sport & inclusion