Dubai set to host fifth Globe Soccer Awards

The awards, on December 29, will name winners in 15 categories - including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Ajax and Basel competing for "Club of the Year".
Cristiano Ronaldo won the Globe Soccer Awards honour for Best Player in 2011. Photo Courtesy / Globe Soccer Awards
Cristiano Ronaldo won the Globe Soccer Awards honour for Best Player in 2011. Photo Courtesy / Globe Soccer Awards

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DUBAI // Some of the biggest names in world football will be gathered in Dubai on December 29 for the fifth Globe Soccer Awards, where the game’s best clubs, players, coaches, agents and media will be recognised across 15 categories.

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Ajax and Basel are locked in a five-way battle for “Club of the Year” in the event to be televised live by Abu Dhabi TV from Atlantis, The Palm Dubai.

Other awards will go to Best Player of the Year, Best Coach, Best Agent of the Year and Best Media Attraction in Football.

The event, formally known as the Globe Soccer Awards – presented by Audi, is organised by Dubai Sports Council and BC Bendoni Communications.

“We will welcome to the red carpet great stars of our game,” said Tommaso Bendoni, Globe Soccer founder and organiser.

The awards will come at a gala dinner at the conclusion of the second day of the Globe Soccer annual meeting, dedicated to leading football operators.

Winners of the awards will be chosen from a jury made up of representatives of the European Football Agents Association and European Club Association as well as other personalities from the world of football.

Two new awards have been added this year: Referee of the Year and Player Revelation of the Year.

Voting is now open for the Fan Favourite of the Year, with fans encouraged to choose their No 1 player on the Globe Soccer mobile phone app.

Last year, Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich was chosen 2013 Best Player of the Year, Bayern Munich were honoured as best club and Antonio Conte of Juventus best coach.

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Published: December 14, 2014 04:00 AM

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