Cristiano Ronaldo might have not reportedly been in the race to win the Ballon d’Or 2018 but has definitely made it to the final nominations of by Globe Soccer Awards 2018 for the title of a Best Player. He will be battling it out the French duo Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé. Which means, Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been snubbed from the top three race. The 10th edition of the Globe Soccer Awards is scheduled to happen at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on January 3, 2019. Considered as the Grand Slam of football the Globe Soccer Awards, the title is supported by Meraas, Audi and Emirates. Cristiano Ronaldo Scores a Crazy Goal in Juventus’ Practice Session Ahead of their Match With Valencia (Watch Video).
The awards are conducted by the Dubai Sports Council. On the eve of announcing the finalists, Globe Soccer CEO, Tommaso Bendoni, said, “The 10th anniversary of the Globe Soccer Awards is a special milestone so we are delighted to announce Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe as the finalists in the Best Player category. Our thanks go to our new title sponsor Dubai Holding for their support and to the Dubai Sports Council who have been Globe Soccer Awards partners since our first event in 2010.” Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 10th Goal Against SPAL; Becomes Fastest Player to Achieve the Feat for Juventus (Watch Video of CR7’s Goal).
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to win all three ‘Grand Slam’ award titles in one year, a feat he accomplished in both 2016 and 2017. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has been running for the title of the Best Coach alongside Real Madrid coach, Zinédine Zidane, Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid, Jürgen Klopp of Liverpool and the coach of France, world champion in Russia 2018, Didier Deschamps.