The Globe Soccer Awards had FC Barcelona as the centre of attention at tonight’s ceremony which was held this Sunday that occurred in the 10th International Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
FC Barcelona, on the other hand, won a total of 4 awards including Best Club, Best President, Best Player of the Year and Best Media Attraction in Football.
As Director Javier Bordas accepted the Best Media Attraction in Football Awards stated,
“We are proud of this award because the media lets us to transmit the values of the Club worldwide. We have the most media friendly players and we have to keep growing our global projection.”
Followed by Josep Maria Bartomeu, FC Barcelona’s President said,
“I thank the jury for this award that honor us. It is difficult to win everything that we won and I thank the effort of players and coaches and the support of our fans. We enjoy our style of football and our philosophy, and our goal is to make people happy. This year we will try to win again. With Messi and the other players life is easier. They keep playing better and better and hopefully that will continue well into the future,”
Added by Bartomeu himself,
“I am just one of the 140,000 members of FC Barcelona and I’m very proud to be your president. But this award belongs to our members and the 39 presidents who have led the Club throughout our 116-year history. I also thank the players for their effort this year.”
The final award which was “Best Player of the Year” was given to Leo Messi in which he travelled to Dubai to personally accept the title. He then gratefully given a speech,
“It is very nice to receive these awards, but I always say that the group is what makes it possible.”
In addition, the rest of the winners include of the following,
Best Coach of the Year: Marc Wilmot
Belgian national team coach; Best Referee of the Year: Irmatov
Best School of the Year: Benfica; Best Career Award: Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard
Best Agent of the Year: Jorge Mendes
Best GCC Player of the Year: Yasir Al-Shahrani.