Portuguese club Benfica’s yearly award Cosme Damiao, that recognize outstanding athletes of the club, are back in 2015 and the argentine international Nicolas Gaitan was elected as Benfica’s best footballer of the year 2014
The award Cosme Damiao, was not conducted in 2014 (awards for 2013), due to the deaths of Portugese footballers Eusebio da Silva Ferreira and Mario Coluna
Nicolas Gaitan who plays as an attacking midfielder for the Portuguese club was shown to be happy with the individual award and said it was a special year for Benfica.
“The previous year was very good for us. We won everything in Portugal and only lost the Europa League on penalty shootouts, such things happen in football”
–Gaitan told after receiving the award