Ronaldo rings in New Year in Dubai with family

Ronaldo rings in New Year in Dubai with family

Dubai - The Juventus striker is in Dubai to lead a star-studded line-up for the Globe Soccer Awards.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 1 Jan 2019, 12:42 PM

Last updated: Tue 1 Jan 2019, 5:12 PM

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo rang 2019 in style with his family, as they celebrate New Year's Eve in Dubai.
The Juventus striker is in Dubai to lead a star-studded line-up when the football world's biggest names meet this week for the annual staging of one of the sport's 'Grand Slam' award occasions, the 10th Globe Soccer Awards.
The football star took to Twitter, with the Burj Al Arab in the background, to wish his followers a "Happy New Year".

Ronaldo is just one of a host of international stars who will come together at Dubai's Madinat Jumeirah on January 3 when players, coaches, agents, club owners and officials gather for a showcase event that recognises global success in all aspects of the game.
Title-sponsored by Dubai Holding and supported by Audi, du, Meraas and Emirates, the Globe Soccer Awards bring down the curtain on the 13th Dubai International Sports Conference, organised by the Dubai Sports Council.

While Ronaldo has his eye on claiming a fifth Best Player Award - presented by Dubai Holding - other big names set for the red carpet include Fifa President Gianni Infantino, coaches Fabio Capello and Didier Deschamps, Brazilian legends Ronaldinho and Ronaldo di Lima, Blaise Matuidi and former referee Pierluigi Collina.

A TV audience of more than 800 million viewers is expected to watch the Globe Soccer Awards, which will also see trophies presented to the Best Agent, Best Coach, Best Club, Best Sporting Director and Best Arab Referee.

Special awards such as the Coach Career Award - presented by du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) - and several Player Career Awards will also be made on the night.

Over the years, more than 90 Globe Soccer Awards have been presented with stars such as Lionel Messi, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Francesco Totti having all collected one of the distinctive gold trophies.

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