Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi leads the nominees for the prestigious Player of the Year award, the annual award will be presented in Dubai. along side Bernardo Silva and four Liverpool stars Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, goalkeeper Alisson and current UEFA player of the year, Virgil van Dijk.
The 11th edition of Globe Soccer Awards organised via the European Association of Player’s Agents and the European Club Association will take vicinity in Dubai on December 29, 2019.
The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi and Bernardo Silva are the solely three gamers who’ve also been shortlisted for the trophy.
To flash our mind back, Sadio Mane, Alisson, Mohamed Salah, Gini Wijnaldum, Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold have earlier made it to the 30-man shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d’Or.
For the first time in the history of the awards, Globe Soccer has covered three new categories in cognizance of the world’s first-rate female footballing talent, namely Best Women’s Player of the Year, Best Club of the Year and Best Referee of the Year.
See the full list of nominees and categories below :-
Best player (Men)
Alisson Becker, Liverpool
Bernardo Silva, Manchester City
Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus
Lionel Messi, Barcelona
Mohammad Salah, Liverpool
Sadio Mane, Liverpool
Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool
Best player (women)
Ada Hegerberg, Lyon
Alex Morgan, Orlando
Amandine Henry, Lyon
Lucy Bronze, Lyon
Marta Vieira da Silva, Orlando
Megan Rapinoe, Reign
Sari van Veenendaal, Atletico
Olympique Lyonnais Feminin
Erik Ten Hag
Best sporting director
Player Career Award x 2
Coach Career Award
Sport Business Award
Kooora — Best Arab Coach Award
Kooora — Best Arab Player Award
The nominees were selected by a jury of international footballing coaches, directors and chairmen, including Luis Figo, Fabio Capello, Antonio Conte and Eric Abida
Manchester city coach, Pep Guardiola has been snubbed from the Globe Soccer Awards Coach of the year award despite leading the English club to the premier league, Fa Cup and Capital one cup titles last season.
Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Ex- Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag, alongside Djamel Belmadi, who led Algeria to the Africa Cup of Nations title over the summer, and Portugal’s Fernando Santos following his Nations League triumph, have all been nominated for the coach of the year gong.
Allegri left Juve after last season’s Italian league triumph, Klopp helped Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League while Erik helped Ajax win the Dutch league and reach the Champions League semi-finals.