Jan 4, Dubai – The Globe Soccer Awards were held in Dubai on Thursday evening, with Cristiano Ronaldo taking the top honour as he was voted the best player of 2018.
That wasn’t the only award for the Juventus No.7, as he also scooped up the prize for the best goal of the year – his overhead kick against his current club.
Atletico Madrid also had an evening to remember, with Los Rojiblancos voted as the best club of the year and with their chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin in attendance to collect the trophy.
One of the other top awards was for the coach of the year, and this went to Didier Deschamps.
In other categories, Fabio Paratici was voted the director of the year, Jorge Mendes was chosen as the agent of the year and Blaise Matuidi was recognised for having the best career progress of the year.
Legends of the game like Ronaldo Nazario, Fabio Capello and Zvonimir Boban were also given awards for their past achievements.