Dubai: Five-time winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or, Christiano Ronaldo, will receive the Maradona Award for Best Goal Scorer ahead of the highly anticipated Dubai Globe Soccer Awards.
The 14th edition of the event is scheduled to be held on 19 January 2024, with the support of Dubai Sports Council, and presented by Nakheel this year, at the luxurious Atlantis, The Palm .
Ronaldo had a magical run in the past 12 months hitting 34 goals for the Saudi Pro League contender, Al Nassr FC. The 38-year-old Ronaldo is the all-time record goal scorer in the world and currently has 873 goals in his name.
The award reaches Ronaldo with his impressive performance over rivals Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, and Erling Haaland. The contention at Dubai Globe Soccer Awards also extends to categories, including the Best Men’s Player, Best Middle East Player, and Fans’ Favourite Player.
The second and final round of the voting process for the awards spans 11 main categories, 6 digital categories. Beginning with the category Serie A awards,receiving tremendous response from football fans worldwide, casting more than 50 million votes. The total number of votes cast across categories counted to 70 million, double the number of votes registered in 2022.
The official Jury of Gold Soccer, made up of more than 30 key football industry figures, including Francesco Totti, Iker Casillas, Luis Figo, and Marcello Lippi was also involved in the final selection process.The new Globe Soccer application reaches people worldwide with many downloads. 1.5 million people registered their votes to/on the dedicated app.
There will be a worldwide live broadcast of the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards. Saudi Sports Company (SSC) will be the official broadcaster of the event. The online streaming of the events will be accessible on various channels.