The world of football turned out to acknowledge the exceptional performances of 2018 and to honor the sport’s best in Dubai. Cristiano Ronaldo wins Best Player of the Year 2019 Dubai Globe Soccer Awards. The Portuguese player, who moved from Real Madrid to Juventus in the summer, picked up his fifth title. It is the third year in a row that Ronaldo has won the award. The Juventus star also won the ‘goal of the year’ award following his spectacular overhead kick against current club Juventus.
Dubai Globe Soccer Awards
Globe Soccer Awards was established in 2010 to recognize not just the best players and coaches, but also to appreciate the people who worked behind the scenes and had not been acknowledged. The 10th edition of the Globe Soccer Awards was presented by Dubai Holding at the stunning Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai. The prestigious Dubai Globe Soccer Awards took place on the final day of the Dubai International Sports Conference. Awards were presented in 12 categories to recognize and celebrate performances and accomplishments both on and off the field.
Ronaldo was nominated in the category – player of the year along with the France duo Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann. He has enjoyed a fruitful 2018, having helped Real Madrid to a 3rd consecutive Champions League title. The 33-year-old Portugese has been the top scorer in the Champions League, after scoring impressive 15 goals en route to Madrid’s victory. Meanwhile, Griezmann and Mbappe have also won multiple trophies in 2018. They have played a prime role in France’s World Cup triumph earlier in July. However, the Juventus star beat out Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Greizmann and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe for the prestigious award, which is described as “third in chronological order of a sensational triptych of awards” after FIFA’s The Best and the Ballon d’Or. Earlier, Ronaldo was also awarded the Fans’ Award.
Award Winners of Dubai Globe Soccer Awards
Best Arab referee: Mohamed Abdullah
Arab legend: Sami Aljabed
Coach career award: Fabio Capello
Best goal of the year: Cristiano Ronaldo
Best team of 2018: Atlético de Madrid
Best sporting director: Fabio Paratici (Juventus)
Best agent of the year: Jorge Mendes
Award for an outstanding career: Zvonimir Boban.
Career award: Matuidi (Juventus).
Best coach of the year: Deschamps
Player career award: Ronaldo Nazário
Best player of the year: Cristiano Ronaldo