Saudi Arabia win ‘Best Arab Team’ at Globe Soccer Awards

Author: DANIEL FOUNTAINFri, 2017-12-29 23:47ID: 1514569576504886200DUBAI: Saudi Arabia were named as the best Arab national team at the Globe Soccer Awards, which were held in Dubai on Thursday. At a star-studded ceremony, Adel bin Mohammed Ezzat — president of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation — accepted the award which recognized the Green Falcons’ efforts in qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year. Meanwhile, in recognition of his fine work in getting Egypt to their first finals in nearly 30 years, Hector Cuper scooped the best Arab national team coach prize. Other award recipients included Cristiano Ronaldo (player of the year), Zinedine Zidane (coach of the year) as well as Francesco Totti and Carles Puyol (career awards). On his award, Ronaldo said: ”It is a special moment and I am very happy to receive this award, I would like to thank the coach, my team-mates and Real Madrid. Thanks to the people that voted for me and do the same next year.”FULL LIST OF WINNERSBest Player of The Year — Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)Best Club of the Year — Real Madrid (Spain)Best Coach of the Year — Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)Best League Of The Year — LaLiga (Spain)Best Referee of the Year — Felix Brych (Germany)Player Career Award — Francesco Totti (Italy)Player Career Award — Carles Puyol (Spain)Coach Career Award — Marcelo Lippi (Italy)Best Arab National Team Coach — Héctor Cúper (Egypt)Best Arab National Team — Saudi ArabiaBest Agent of the Year — Jorge Mendes (Portugal)Football Executive of the Year — Vadim Vasilyev (AS Monaco)The Sport Business Award — Ferran Soriano (Spain)Master Coach Special Award — Diego Simeone (Atlético Madrid)
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