Cristiano, Mbappé, Griezmann; Globe Soccer nominees
Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé have been named as the three candidates for the Globe Soccer Player of the Year Award, with the winner to be announced at a ceremony in Duba ion January 3, 2019.
Didier Deschamps, who drove France to World Cup brilliance in Russia the previous summer, is the overwhelming favourite to scoop the award for best manager, a category in which he will be competing with Atlético Madrid boss Diego Simeone, Juve’s Massimiliano Allegri, previous Real Madrid director Zinedine Zidane and Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp.
In the Club of the Year category, Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid and Liverpool will compete for the prize.
Globe Soccer Awards nominees
Player of the Year: Antoine Griezmann (FRA, Atlético Madrid), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR, Real Madrid-Juventus) Kylian Mbappé (FRA, París Saint Germain).
Club of the Year: Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid, Liverpool.
Director of the Year: Diego Simeone (ARG, Atlético Madrid), Massimiliano Allegri (ITA, Juventus), Didier Deschamps (FRA, France), Jürgen Klopp (GER, Liverpool), Zinedine Zidane (FRA, Real Madrid).
Operator of the Year: Jorge Mendes (POR), Stefano Castagna (ITA), Jonathan Barnett (GBR).