The award rewards "excellence in sport and fair play" and wishes to contribute "in coming up with things to make supporters of rival teams come together, to offer ethical and charitable values, and to set an example for children and young people to follow".
Hugo Sanchez played seven years at Real Madrid, winning the Pichichi Trophy and the league title in his first season at the club. He won four other league titles and three Phichi trophies, a UEFA Cup, a Copa del Rey, two Spanish Super Cups and a Golden Boot award.
The election campaign of the players 'Sports Heritage of Humanity' in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico has lasted four months. Along with Real Madrid player, have also been elected Leo Messi (Argentina) and Edson Arantes do Nascimento 'Pele' (Brazil).