Ryan Giggs, Joao Felix are coming to Dubai for the Globe Soccer Awards
The world's football stars are once again descending down to Dubai for the 11th annual Dubai Globe Soccer Awards. Some of the big names at the awards include Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix and football legends Ryan Giggs and Miralem Pjanic.
The ceremony – organised in partnership with Dubai Sports Council – is taking place at Madinat Jumeirah on December 29.
As always, the four players shortlisted for theBest Men’s Player of the Year award need no introduction — Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.
Other guests at the event will include English football star Lucy Bronze, who led French club Olympique Lyonnais to victory in the Women’s Championship League earlier this year, and is nominated as Best Women’s Player of the Year.
Other confirmed attendees include former Manchester United player Mikael Silvestre, Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku, French national team manager Didier Deschamps, SS Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi, Sara Gama from Juventus and Amandine Henry from Olympique Lyonnaise.
Here's the finalists of eight of the 15 awards:
Best Men's Player of the Year Finalists:
Juventus F.C.’s Cristiano Ronaldo, FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Liverpool F.C.’s Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.
Best Women's Player of the Year Finalists:
US national soccer team’s Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, alongside Olympique Lyonnais’ Lucy Bronze and Amandine Henry.
Best Coach of the Year Finalists:
AFC Ajax’s Erik Ten Hag, Portugal’s Fernando Santos and Liverpool F.C.’s Jurgen Klopp
Best Revelation Player Finalists:
Erling Haaland, a striker for Austrian football club Red Bull Salzburg and the Norway national team; Jadon Sancho who plays for Germany’s Borussia Dortmund and the England national team; Joao Felix from Spanish club Atlético Madrid who also plays for Portugal’s national team; and Anssumane "Ansu" Fati Vieira who plays as a left winger for Spanish club FC Barcelona.
Best Sporting Director Finalists:
Andrea Berta (Atletico Madrid), Eric Abidal (FC Barcelona), Igli Tare (S.S. Lazio) and Marc Overmars (AFC Ajax).
Best Partnership of the Year Award by SportBusiness Finalists:
FC Barcelona and Beko; Liverpool F.C. and Standard Chartered; and Manchester City F.C. and SAP.
Kooora – Best Arab Player Award Finalists:
Abderazak Hamdallah (Al-Nassr FC, Saudi Arabia), Akram Afif (Al Sadd SC, Qatar), Salem Aldossari (Al Hilal SFC, Saudi Arabia), Tareq Hamed (Zamalek SC, Egypt) and Youcef Belaili (Al-Ahli Saudi FC, Saudi Arabia)
Kooora – Best Arab Club Award Finalists:
Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC and Al-Nassr FC; Tunisia’s Espérance ST, Morocco’s Wydad AC and Egypt’s Zamalek SC