Cristiano Ronaldo and French pair, Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann, will fight it out for the Best Player Award, when the 10th edition of the Globe Soccer Awards is staged at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah on January 3, 2019.
The three players lead the nominations for the now traditional gala awards ceremony to be held in association with the 13th Dubai International Sports Conference, organised by the Dubai Sports Council.
With Dubai Holding as title sponsor and supported by Meraas, Audi and Emirates, the Globe Soccer Awards is considered part of the ‘Grand Slam’ of football award ceremonies alongside the Ballon D’or and The Best FIFA Football Awards.
Ronaldo remains the only player to win all three ‘Grand Slam’ award titles in one year, a feat he accomplished in both 2016 and 2017.
“The 10th anniversary of the Globe Soccer Awards is a special milestone so we are delighted to announce Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe as the finalists in the Best Player category.
“Our thanks go to our new title sponsor Dubai Holding for their support and to the Dubai Sports Council who have been Globe Soccer Awards partners since our first event in 2010,” Globe Soccer CEO, Tommaso Bendoni, said.