Marking a significant milestone in the global expansion of Globe Soccer, we are delighted to unveil plans to take our holistic football awards concept internationally in 2024 with five new intercontinental ceremonies across five regions and in partnership with Dubai Sports Council. Building upon the resounding success of our annual Dubai Globe Soccer Awards over the past 13 years, the new “Road to Dubai” series will fit comfortably within the main domestic league seasons across five key regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
The Intercontinental Series is a natural progression from Globe Soccer’s flagship international awards and aims to transcend geographical boundaries, celebrating excellence and achievement across diverse regions. We aspire to create a unified platform where top performers from various continents converge, fostering cross-cultural exchanges and global networking.
A Glimpse at the Series Highlights:
The Intercontinental Series is structured around five ceremonies in five regions and will see accolades awarded to top performers across leagues in each of the markets. These regional events act then as stepping-stones on the “Road to Dubai”, culminating in the main awards ceremony held, as ever, during winter in Dubai.
The ceremonies themselves can be either a virtual event or a live event, but in either configuration the selection of nominees and ultimate winners will be determined by online voting. For the virtual event, a prestigious Globe Soccer Award and a Road to Dubai medal will be delivered in-person, captured on film, and broadcast across various channels with the help of our global media partners.
For the live events, a gala dinner will be complemented by a glittering awards ceremony featuring on-stage production, live entertainment, and renowned celebrity MCs. A red-carpet experience awaits attendees with the live broadcast ensuring the event reaches a global audience.
The Globe Soccer Awards have never been solely about recognising the best footballers and the Intercontinental Series will be no different. We take great pride in acknowledging and presenting a diverse array of talents that will illuminate the global stage, with each award not only representing an accomplishment, but also encapsulating the spirit of unity that binds us in this dynamic era of intercontinental recognition.
Intercontinental Award Categories
Celebrating the pinnacle of football excellence across continents, these awards recognise the skill, commitment, and dedication of the world’s most outstanding talents. The winners of each continent’s main awards – Best Men’s Player, Best Women’s Player, Best Club, and Best Agent – will automatically qualify as finalists for the annual Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, in partnership with Dubai Sports Council.
- Best Men’s Player (Intercontinental)
- Best Women’s Player (Intercontinental)
- Best Club (Intercontinental)
- Best Agent (Intercontinental)
A Groundbreaking Collaboration with La Liga
As part of the inaugural European edition of the Intercontinental Series, we are delighted to confirm we have signed a historic five-year partnership with Spain’s LA LIGA. This groundbreaking collaboration marks a significant milestone for Globe Soccer, cementing our international status in the world of football.
The inaugural Globe Soccer Europe Awards in 2024 will incorporate the first LA LIGA AWARDS held outside of Spain, which will also notably be the Spanish top-flight’s first in-person awards ceremony in close to a decade. The LA LIGA AWARDS will be an integral part of the European event, adding an extra layer of distinction and prestige to proceedings in recognising the best of the Spanish top-flight, including LA LIGA Player of the Season and LA LIGA Coach of the Year. The two ceremonies will take place on the same evening at the same venue at the end of the 2023-24 European football season.
The Intercontinental Series represents a pioneering leap forward and a new chapter in the realm of international football accolades. We cannot wait to share more information, including about our plans for the other four ceremonies, so watch this space. The Road to Dubai is on the horizon.