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Cristiano Ronaldo Triumphs with Maradona Award at the 2023 Dubai Globe Soccer Awards

DALL·E 2024 01 05 15.01.49 Image of Cristiano Ronaldo receiving the Maradona Award for Best Goalscorer at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards. Ronaldo is on stage holding the prestig

A Remarkable Year for Ronaldo

Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved a significant milestone by clinching the Maradona Award for Best Goalscorer at the upcoming Dubai Globe Soccer Awards. This prestigious event, supported by the Dubai Sports Council and presented by Nakheel, is set to be held at the luxurious Atlantis, The Palm, on January 19.

Ronaldo’s victory in the Maradona Award category comes after an exceptional year, where he outshone competitors such as Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, and Erling Haaland. At 38, Ronaldo continues to demonstrate his extraordinary talent, having scored 34 times in as many league games for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League. His current record as the world’s all-time top goalscorer stands at an impressive 873 goals.

In addition to the Best Goalscorer accolade, Ronaldo is also a contender for other prestigious awards at the ceremony, including Best Men’s Player, Best Middle East Player, and Fans’ Favourite Player. The Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, now in their 14th edition, are not only a celebration of footballing excellence but also a testament to the sport’s global appeal and the UAE’s growing prominence in the football world.

The awards have seen a significant increase in public engagement this year. Over 50 million votes were cast by fans worldwide across the event’s 11 main and six digital categories, including the inaugural Serie A awards. This massive voting turnout has more than doubled from the previous year, totaling over 70 million votes. The final decision involved a jury comprising over 30 football industry luminaries, including Francesco Totti, Iker Casillas, Luis Figo, and Marcello Lippi.

Further highlighting the event’s growing digital influence, the new Globe Soccer application saw an unprecedented 1.5 million downloads, with users actively participating in the voting process. The event, scheduled for global broadcast, will be hosted by the Saudi Sports Company (SSC), with live streaming available on various channels. Fans can expect further announcements and updates on Globe Soccer’s social media platforms, and the app is available for download on iOS and Google Play stores.

In conclusion, Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest achievement at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards underscores his enduring prowess in the football world. His remarkable scoring record and the ability to remain at the pinnacle of the sport well into his late 30s is a testament to his exceptional talent and dedication. As the globe soccer community turns its eyes towards Dubai for this grand event, Ronaldo’s influence on and off the pitch continues to inspire football fans around the world​​​​​​.

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