These were the main categories at the Globe Soccer Awards 2015:
- Best Academy of the Year;
- Best Referee of the Year;
- Best GCC Player of the Year – presented by Kooora;
- Player Career Award;
- Best Agent of the Year;
- Best Coach of the Year;
- Best Media Attraction in Football – presented by Dubai Sports Channel;
- Best Club of the Year;
- Best President of the Year;
- Best Player of the Year.
The award candidates have been chosen by the Globe Soccer jury, which includes international footballing coaches, directors and chairmans . As every year, the shortlists for the awards for best club and best agent of the year have been drawn up by the ECA and by the EFAA.
The shortlist, as approved the ECA Executive Board, is as follows (in alphabetical order):
(Spain), for having won the domestic championship and cup, as wellas the 2014/15 Champions League and the European SuperCup.
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
(Ukraine), despite the difficult political situation and having to play the home games 500km away in Kiev, the club reached the final of the 2014/15 Europa League.
(France), for having won the domestic championship and having reached the quarter-finals of the 2014/15 Champions League.
FC Bayern München
(Germany), for having won the domestic Championship and having reached the Champions League semi-finals.
(Italy), for having won the domestic Championship, domestic cup andhaving reached the final of the 2014/15 Champions League.
BEST REFEREE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
- CONCACAF, Aguilar (Salvador)
- UEFA, Cakir (Turkey)
- CAF, Gassama (Gambia)
- OFC, Hauata (Tahiti)
- AFC, Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
- CONMEBOL, Roldan (Colombia)
Best Agent of the Year NOMINEES
The selection made by EFAA, the European association for agents and Globe Soccer is:
- Giovanni Branchini
- Fali Ramadani
- Ahmet Bulut
- Jorge Mendes
- Patrick de Koster
BEST GCC PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Presented by Kooora
- Mohammed Al Sahlawi
- Omar Abdulrahman
- Yasir Alshahrani
Best Player of the Year NOMINEES
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Gianluigi Buffon
- Lionel Messi