Al Ahli have seven players nominated for Arabian Gulf League awards

Dubai club, who have also won the League Cup and can complete a treble if they win the President’s Cup final on May 18, have Ciel, Grafite and Hugo Viana among the 10 players named in the Foreign Player of the Year category.
Al Ahli won the Arabian Gulf Cup on April 19, 2014 and the it appears the awards will not stop there for the league's top team. Al Ittihad
Al Ahli won the Arabian Gulf Cup on April 19, 2014 and the it appears the awards will not stop there for the league's top team. Al Ittihad

League champions Al Ahli dominate the end-of-season Arabian Gulf League Awards with seven players nominated in the main two categories after the shortlists were announced on Monday.

Ahli, who have also won the League Cup and can complete a treble if they win the President’s Cup final on May 18 against Al Ain, have Ciel, Grafite and Hugo Viana among the 10 players named in the Foreign Player of the Year category.

Basheer Saeed, Ismail Al Hamadi, Abdelaziz Haikal and Majed Hassan have been nominated for Emirati Player of the Year, while Al Wahda have two players on the list, Ismail Matar and Eissa Ahmed.

Ahli could complete a clean sweep of the awards with Cosmin Olariou one of five managers vying for Coach of the Year and Saif Yousif among the Goalkeepers of the Year.

The awards, which will be presented on May 17, also include a Rookie of the Year award and a Fans Player of the Year award, which can be voted for on the AGL’s facebook page.

Foreign Player of the Year

Hugo Viana (Al Ahli)

Ciel (Al Ahli)

Grafite (Al Ahli)

Simon Feindouno (Ajman)

Abdelaziz Barrada (Al Jazira)

Luiz Henrique (Al Shabab)

Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain)

Sebastian Tagliabue (Al Wahda)

Makhete Diop (Al Dhafra)

Kim Jung-woo (Sharjah)

Emirati Player of the Year

Basheer Saeed (Al Ahli)

Ismail Al Hamadi (Al Ahli)

Abdelaziz Haikal (Al Ahli)

Majed Hassan (Al Ahli)

Omar Abdulrahman (Al Ain)

Eissa Ahmed (Al Wahda)

Ismail Matar (Al Wahda)

Ali Mabkhout (Al Jazira)

Habib Al Fardan (Al Nasr)

Bandar Al Alhabi (Al Dhafra)

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Published: May 5, 2014 04:00 AM

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