LONDON — The Kansas City Chiefs and their quarterback Patrick Mahomes are nominated for 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards.
The international award recognizes the “greatest and most inspirational sporting triumphs” through six categories:
- World Team of the Year
- Sport for Good Award
- World Breakthrough of the Year
- World Comeback of the Year
- World Sportswoman of the Year
- World Sportsman of the Year
Mahomes is nominated for the World Breakthrough of the Year Award for leading the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in 50 years in 2020. Other nominees for that award are Spanish soccer player Ansu Fati, Spanish motor cyclist Joan Mir, Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar and tennis players Iga Swiatek from Poland and Dominic Thiem of Austria.
As a team, the Chiefs are nominated for the World Team of the Year Award for winning Super Bowl LIV, their first in 50 years. They stand alongside Argentina’s men’s rugby team, German soccer team Bayern Munich, English soccer team Liverpool, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team.
Former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is nominated for the Comeback of the Year Award after coming back to play in the NFL following a gruesome leg injury.
The award ceremony will be held in early May and will be a virtual event.