Juventus and Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo has been confirmed as being among the football greats that will be in attendance at the 10th Globe Soccer Awards being held in Dubai later this week.
The event on January 3 will bring together players, coaches, agents, club owners and officials to recognise success in various aspects of the game. The event takes place following the 13th Dubai International Sports Conference, which is organised by the Dubai Sports Council.
Other important football names in attendance include FIFA President Gianni Infantino, France international manager Didier Deschamps, Juvenus chief football officer Fabio Capello, as well as former Brazil and Barcelona star Ronaldinho and French World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi.
“We are excited to welcome many of the football world’s biggest stars to Dubai and host them at Madinat Jumeirah,” said Amit Kaushal, CEO of Dubai Holding, the event’s title sponsor.
“We wish the three Player of the Year nominees the best of luck and we look forward to seeing who will win the other prestigious awards on what I am sure will be a memorable evening.”
Excited to present the 10th @Globe_Soccer Awards and to welcome @cristiano and many of football's biggest stars to #Dubai’s @MadinatJumeirah on 3rd January 2019 pic.twitter.com/2rkh5DoJac— Dubai Holding (@dubaiholding) December 30, 2018
A global television audience of over 800 million viewers is expected to watch the Globe Soccer Awards, which will also see trophies given in categories such as Best Agent, Best Coach, Best Club, Best Sporting Director and Best Arab Referee.
Additionally, a number of special ‘career’ awards will be given, including the Coach Career Award presented by du.
Past Globe Soccer Award winners have included Lionel Messi, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Francesco Totti.
“After the important discussions, panels, interviews and presentations held during the conference, the Globe Soccer Awards ceremony allows us to round off the two days with a glittering evening of celebration featuring a strong mix of international celebrities, business representatives and football heavyweights,” said Globe Soccer CEO Tommaso Bendoni.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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