Categories and Candidates 2012
The Awards have reached the third edition, with the participation of managers, champions, agents and great teams, in other terms of all the worldwide football protagonists.
The EFAA, the FIFA agents association, and the ECA, the UEFA clubs association, have cooperated once again in the definition of the candidates’ list to this edition’s awards, for what it concerns the ones reserved to the agents and the teams.
We’ll have with us the UEFA’s agent of the year, Jorge Mendes ,who has already won 2 Globe Soccer Awards, again selected by the EFAA along with Vagner Ribeiro (twice nominated) and Kostas Liolios to run for the Best Agent of the year Award. They are the top agents of the moment, those who take care of people like Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Radamel Falcao and Niemar. Last year, Rajola, the agent of Ibra and Balotelli, has been on the running until the end.
The ECA, for the second time, suggested the list of the teams of the year, which materialized in four names: Chelsea, as European champion, Atletico de Madrid as Europe League and European Super Cup winner, Juventus, the only unbeaten team, speaking of national championships, Bate Borisov, representing the real balance miracle between economic chances and results on the field.
10 Awards are waiting for us, here the categories
- Best player of the Century
- Best team of the year
- Best agent of the year
- Agent’s career
- Best player of the year
- Player’s career
- Best coach of the year
- Best goal scorer of the UAE
- Greatest media attraction in football
- Director Career Award
BEST CLUB OF THE YEAR
Unbeaten winner of the 2011 championship in Italy, the only championship-winning team that managed not to lose a match in the year.
Winner of the European Champions League, after years of trying, in its most difficult season and thanks to the leadership of a former player who was moved up to fill the position after an unexpected mid-season managerial crisis.
A candidate thanks to its ability to achieve international sporting success well above what the club’s turnover should allow, a fact confirmed by its recently consecutive qualifications to the group stage of the European Champions League.
Winner of the Europa League and of the European Super Cup, two years after first achieving the same feat. It represents the confirmation that sound management and being competitive on the pitch can coexist, by sacrificing great talent, see the case of Aguero who was sold in 2011, and unearthing new talent, such as Radamel Falcao, a very successful player and a probable key figure on the transfer market in 2013.
BEST AGENT OF THE YEAR
He confirmed his position as the key player in the most important transfers in 2012 too, thanks, among other things, to Witzel’s move from Benfica to Zenit. Through his company, Gestifute, he manages over 70 players, including stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao. It is the number one agency in the world on the basis of the turnover generated by its clients
The agent for the stars of tomorrow, with Lucas and Neymar leading the way, he made his mark on the market in 2012 thanks to the sensational transfer of Lucas Moura from San Paolo to Paris Saint-Germain.
An up and coming agent who is establishing a reputation for identifying new talent and helping them settle in at their clubs, especially on the German market.