C.Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, others nominated for player of the year award (see full list)

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees for the Men’s Best Player of the Year award alongside arch rival Lionel Messi.

Other on the list are Bernardo Silva and four Liverpool stars Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, goalkeeper Alisson and current UEFA player of the year, Virgil van Dijk.

The 11th Globe Soccer Awards, organised by the European Association of Player’s Agents and the European Club Association, will be staged in Dubai on December 29.

For the first time in the history of the awards, Globe Soccer has included three new categories in recognition of the world’s best female footballing talent, namely Best Women’s Player of the Year, Best Club of the Year and Best Referee of the Year.

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

Best club

Ajax Amsterdam


Olympique Lyonnais Feminin

Best coach

Djamel Belmadi

Erik Ten Hag

Fernando Santos

Jurgen Klopp

Massimiliano Allegri


Best sporting director

Best agent

Best revelation

Best goalkeeper

Player Career Award x 2

Coach Career Award

Best Referee

Sport Business Award

Kooora — Best Arab Coach Award

Kooora — Best Arab Player Award

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