Dubai Globe Soccer Awards: Real Madrid star Karim Benzema crowned Men’s Player of the Year

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah voted TikTok Fans' Player of the Year



Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, presents Mo Salah the TikTok Fans' Player of the Year award. Supplied photo
Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, presents Mo Salah the TikTok Fans' Player of the Year award. Supplied photo

By Leslie Wilson Jr

Published: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 11:02 PM

Last updated: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 1:56 AM

Rea Madrid striker Karim Benzema won the coveted Men’s Player of the Year award at the 13th Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, which were presented at a glittering ceremony at Madinat Jumeirah Resort, where Egyptian national team and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and former stars Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic also earned exciting citations.

It was a second successive award for the 34-year-old Benzema who was being recognised for football excellence, having only last month claimed the Ballon d’Or, football’s most prestigious award.

Salah won the new TikTok Fans’ Player of the Year Award.

Real Madrid swept the Men’s Club of the Year Award while Rooney and Ibrahimovic shared the Player Career Award.

The marquee event was organised by the Dubai Sports Council and attended by some of the biggest names in world football including, Sergio Ramos, Paolo Maldini and Francesco Totti.

The complete Awards winners list:

  • TikTok Fans' Player of the Year: Mohamed Salah
  • Men's Player of the Year: Karim Benzema
  • Women's Player of the Year: Alexia Putellas
  • Men's Club of the Year: Real Madrid
  • Women's Club of the Year: Olympique Lyonnais Féminin
  • Player Career Award: Wayne Rooney & Zlatan Ibrahimović
  • Best Career Award: Romario
  • Best Defender of All Time: Sergio Ramos
  • Best Youth Team of the Year: Benfica
  • Coach of the Year: Carlo Ancelotti
  • Coach Career of the Year: Unai Emery
  • Sporting Director of the Year: Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara
  • President of the Year: Florentino Pérez
  • Executive Career Award: Adriano Galliani
  • Executive Career Award: José Ángel Sánchez
  • Agent Career Award: René Ramos
  • Best Transfer Deal of the Year: Rafael Pimenta

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