The 10th edition of the Globe Soccer Awards, presented by Dubai Holding will be held on beginning of January in the stunning Madinat Jumeirah Resort, when the world’s finest will assemble to acknowledge the exceptional performances of 2018 and celebrate the Award winners.
The prestigious and highly anticipated Dubai Globe Soccer Awards will take place on the final day of the Dubai International Sports Conference. The Awards are presented in 13 categories, recognizing and celebrating performances and accomplishments both on and off the field. The nominees, selected by a jury of international footballing coaches, directors and chairmen, encompass the cream of world soccer vying for the honor of being named the best in the world in their area of expertise. This year they will include many famous stars, among them Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Deschamps.
Since the establishment of the Awards in 2010, it has joined two other distinguished highlights on the international football calendar, FIFA’s The Best and France Football’s Ballon d’Or, to form a trio of outstanding stages where, as ever, breaths are being held until we find out who will win the highly coveted Awards.
In the Best Player category, Ronaldo has already been nominated an impressive 8 times and won 4 times, most recently doing the triple in 2017. The Portuguese player is up for the Award again this year, joined by two french football giants: Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé.
Didier Deschamps, who presided over France’s dramatic victory in this year’s World Cup, and is one of only three individuals who have won at this level as both player and coach, is nominated for the Best Coach award, where he is in good company with the likes of Zinédine Zidane, formerly of Real Madrid, Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid, Jürgen Klopp of Liverpool and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.
There is in fact a real powerhouse of events unfolding in Dubai at the end of the year, with the Globe Soccer Awards being accompanied by the International Sports Conference, preceded by the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup, and followed by the AFC Asian Cup.
The Globe Soccer Awards
The annual Globe Soccer Awards were established in 2010 with the aim of recognising not just the best players and coaches, but also the people who work behind the scenes who had not previously been acknowledged.
The great success of the event over the years has seen further categories added to the Awards list, and the event now honours all the best in football.