After a pandemic-related hiatus of one year, the annual award ceremony was held on Friday evening, not in Mondorf-les-Bains as per tradition, but online.

Members of the national sports press voted prior to the award ceremony and only took results and performances into consideration that unfolded before 31 October this year. This means that recent highlights from karateka Jenny Warling or the World Cup bronze medal by the women's table tennis team did not affect the outcome of this year's vote.

Female Athlete of the Year

Christine Majerus won her sixth consecutive and seventh overall title on Friday. The SD Worx cyclist was awarded 405 points after coming eleventh at the Paris-Rubaix road cycling race and tenth at the cyclo-cross World Cup earlier this year.

Kimberly Nelting, who became U21 karate world champion in August this year, came in second with 294 points. Jenny Warling was awarded third place with 212 points.

Male Athlete of the Year

Charel Grethen took the title as expected with a staggering 435 points. The athlete wowed the country when he qualified for the 1,500 meter final at the Olympics in Tokyo. He also improved the national record on several occasions this year.

Footballer Leandro Barreiro came in second with 158 points. The young athlete managed to break through into the first team of German Bundesliga team FSV Mainz 05, where he has become a regular.

Porsche driver Dylan Pereira was awarded third place for his impressive season with several individual wins as well as team victories.

Team of the Year

The men's football national team won the title with 446 points. The women's table tennis team came second with 310 points, followed by the men's basketball team in third with 204 points.

Coach of the Year

Luc Holtz from the men's football national team took the title of Coach of the Year once more. Critics awarded him 418 points, followed by Camille Schmit (trainer of Charel Grethen) with 303 points, and Ken Diederich (coach of the men's basketball national team and the T71 team) with 268 points.

Other awards

Young Athletes of the Year
Yvandro Borges (Football)
Mara Krombach (Triathlon)

Para Athlete of the Year
Tom Habscheid (Para athletics)

Honorary Price by
Paul Wagner (sport journalist)

Video report in Luxembourgish

Overview of all nominees

Nominees for Male Athlete of the Year
Barreiro Leandro - Football
Bertemes Bob - Athletics 
Geniets Kevin - Cycling
Grethen Charles - Athletics
Haller Bob - Triathlon
Henckels Jeff - Archery
Pereira Dylan - Motorised sports
Rodrigues Gerson - Football
Rychlicki Kamil - Volleyball
Thill Sébastien - Football
Wagner Nicolas - Dressage

Nominees for Female Athlete of the Year
De Nutte Sarah - Table tennis
Majerus Christine - Cycling
Meynen Julie - Swimming
Nelting Kimberly - Karate
Ni Xia Lian - Table tennis
Warling Jenny - Karate

Nominees for Team of the Year
Basketball - Women's national team
Basketball - Men's national team
Football - Men's national team
Football - CS Fola Esch (Men)
Table tennis - Women's national team

Nominees for Coach of the Year
Danielsson Tommy - Table tennis
Diederich Ken - Basketball
Holtz Luc - Football
Schmit Camille - Athletics