Cristiano Ronaldo Heading To Dubai

By Team GQ Middle East
30 December 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo, Globe Soccer Awards, DUBAI
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Juventus and Portugal superstar among leading figures in world football attending Globe Soccer Awards at Madinat Jumeirah on January 3

Fans of one of the greatest footballers of all time, get your smartphones ready; Cristiano Ronaldo is heading to Dubai this week for the 10th annual Globe Soccer Awards.

The Juventus and Portugal superstar will be among a number of international players, coaches, agents, club owners and officials who will come together at Madinat Jumeirah on Thursday, January 3, for an event that recognises global success in all aspects of the game. The Globe Soccer Awards takes place alongside the Dubai International Sports Conference, organised by the Dubai Sports Council, and now in its 13th year.

While Ronaldo has his eye on claiming a fifth Best Player Award – presented by Dubai Holding – other stars set for the red carpet include FIFA President Gianni Infantino, FIFA Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban, coaches Fabio Capello and Didier Deschamps, Juventus Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici, Brazilian legends Ronaldinho and Ronaldo di Lima, World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi and former referee Pierluigi Collina, all of whom will be involved in the Dubai International Sports Conference.

Cristiano Ronaldo

For those unable to catch a glimpse of Ronaldo while in Dubai, you can still catch him on your screens.

A worlwide televison audience of is expected to watch the Globe Soccer Awards, which will also see trophies presented to the Best Agent, Best Coach, Best Club, Best Sporting Director and Best Arab Referee.

Over the years, more than 90 Globe Soccer Awards have been presented with stars such as Lionel Messi, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Francesco Totti having all collected one of the distinctive gold trophies.

“We have enjoyed nine great editions of the Awards, which wouldn’t be possible without the support of the Dubai Sports Council and the Dubai International Sports Conference,” said Globe Soccer CEO Tommaso Bendoni.