Globe Soccer awards live on Abu Dhabi Sports
Football’s elite can be seen live on Abu Dhabi Sports at the Globe Soccer awards in Dubai on Monday, Abu Dhabi Media announced on Wednesday. His Excellency Mohamed Ebraheem Al Mahmood, chairman and managing director of ADM, said the company’s “exclusive partnership with Globe Soccer is testimony to our commitment to delivering leading regional and international sports events to audiences in the UAE and the region”. Coverage begins at 7pm from Atlantis The Palm. Five football figures who will be in attendance:
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
The Portuguese striker, honoured as “Fans Favourite Player” a year ago, was a central figure in the four trophies the Spanish club collected this year, including their 10th Uefa Champions League trophy. Ronaldo also won the Club World Cup with Madrid last weekend.
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach
The Italian manager led the Spanish side to “La Decima”, their long-awaited 10th European championship, with a 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid. Ancelotti, 55, previously lifted two Champions League trophies at AC Milan and won league titles at Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.
Michel Platini, Uefa president
One of the most powerful figures in world football, the Frenchman finished sixth in Fifa voting for player of the 20th century. He won league championships at Saint-Etienne and Juventus, and a European Cup at the latter. Some hoped he would run this year for the Fifa presidency.
Filippo Inzaghi, AC Milan coach
He scored 197 Serie A goals, most of them with Juventus and Milan, from 1991 to 2012. He won a World Cup with Italy in 2006, two Champions League trophies with Milan (2003 and 2007) and three league titles, one with Juventus and two with Milan.
Robert Pires, France winger
He won a World Cup and European Cup with France. His club career was spent at Metz, Marseille, Arsenal and Villarreal, and he was a key member of “The Invincibles”, the London club’s unbeaten 2003/04 team. He played this year for FC Goa in the debut season of the Indian Super League.
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Published: December 25, 2014 04:00 AM