Peerless: Luciana Aymar. Photo: Andy SmithArgentina superstar Luciana Aymar has been unveiled as the International Hockey Federation’s player of the year for 2013 at a special presentation ceremony at the Argentina Hockey World League Final in San Miguel de Tucuman.
It is the eighth time that the sensational attacking midfielder has received the award, following wins in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 (jointly with Naomi van As of the Netherlands) and 2010.
The evening wasn't perfect for 'La maga' however, Aymar had her decisive effort saved as Netherlands defeated the hosts 3-2 in the shoot-out after a 2-2 draw.
The result sets up a Netherlands-Australia final on Sunday. England will play Argentina at 9.30pm UK time after they lost 3-0 to the Hockeyroos in their semi-final.