The closing event of Globe Soccer with the fantastic gala at the Atlantis The Palm Hotel, after a truly interesting edition of the International Sports Conference, was a preordained triumph for Florentino Pérez’ Real Madrid and he took home seven Awards thanks to the best ever season in the 21st century. The trophies won at European and world level, the Spanish Cup, the European Super Cup, and the absolute record for straight wins earned the awards for best team, best coach, best player, best young player, best chairman, as well as the best media executive and the fans’ favourite awards. Real Madrid, Ancelotti (2), Cristiano Ronaldo (2), James Rodriguez and Florentino Pérez were the winners. The celebrations for the tenth Champions League/European Cup triumph are complete.
For Italy consolation came not only from the awards for Ancelotti, but also from the victory of Nicola Rizzoli, voted best referee of 2014, and from the career award presented to Filippo Inzaghi. Benatia of Bayern Munich won the award for best Arab player, above all for the championship he played with Roma. A Special Award went to Montolivo for his elegant style and professional approach.
Jorge Mendes won his fifth consecutive Award, establishing a record for footballing prizes. The Portuguese agent has literally monopolised the winners’ list in Dubai. The final awards went to Atletico Madrid and Monaco for their sporting feats achieved despite the restriction of financial fair play. There was also a special award for Riccardo Silva and his MP& Silva.