The Globe Soccer Awards honored many of the biggest names in football for their 2018 individual performances. Former players were also rewarded for their past achievements in the sport.
Juventus’ Ronaldo reigned over the prize ceremony on Thursday, receiving two prizes. In addition to Best Player in 2018, he won a prize for the best goal of the year. The winning goal was Ronaldo’s overhead kick while playing for Real Madrid against his current club in the UEFA Champions League quarter finals. Ronaldo transferred from Real to Juventus in the summer of 2018.
The award is Ronald’s third consecutive Best Player trophy and fifth in his career. At the awards, Ronaldo’s fiancee, Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez, wore a Moroccan caftan.
The Best Club of the Year award went to Atletico Madrid. The club’s chief executive, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, collected the trophy.$
Globe Soccer named France’s national football team manager, Didier Deschamps, the Best Coach of the Year for leading France to win the World Cup.
In other categories, Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici won Director of the Year, and Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes won Best Agent of the Year.
The event recognized Juventus’ midfielder Blaise Matuidi as having the best career in 2018.
The ceremony clocked out by honoring former football legends Ronaldo Nazario, Fabio Capello, and Zvonimir Boban. They each received awards for their past achievements.