Cristiano Ronaldo picked up two Globe Soccer Awards at Madinat Jumeirah on Thursday for Player of the Year and Goal of the Year for his overhead kick against Juventus.
Didier Deschamps won Coach of the Year for winning the World Cup with France and both Brazilian Ronaldo and former England coach Fabio Capello won lifetime achievement awards.
A special career award went to Fifa deputy and former AC Milan and Croatia star Zvonimir Boban. Another France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi also won a career award, while Liverpool’s Alisson, who wasn’t present, won best keeper.
Atletico Madrid won Club of the Year, best sporting director went to Juventus’ Fabio Paratici, while Jorge Mendes won agent of the year.
Emirati referee, Mohammad Abdullah, who officiated at the World Cup won Arab referee of the year, and Sami Al Jaber who an Arab Career Award.
By Ashley Hammond
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