Ronaldo Named Best Player at Globe Soccer Awards

Dubai, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal's Euro 2016-winning coach Fernando Santos scooped the top prizes at the seventh edition of the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai.

Ronaldo claimed the best player award after helping his country land their first major title at this year's European Championship and firing Real to a record 11th European Cup triumph.

Earlier this month, Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or for the fourth time in his career.

Meanwhile, the 62-year-old Santos was named best manager after masterminding Portugal's success in France, while Champions League winners Real Madrid took home the prize for club of the year.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery also received an award having led Sevilla to a third straight Europa League crown before leaving for France.

Meanwhile, Asian Player of the Year award winner and UAE ace Omar Abdulrahman claimed the GCC Player of the Year Award. He was vying for top honors along with Saudi Arabia's Yasser Al Shahrani and Oman's Ali Al Habsi.

The awards, instituted to recognise the best contribution of footballers, globally and regionally, both on and off the field, are held on the evening of the first day of the two-day Dubai International Sports Conference (DISC), where top figures from the sporting fraternity descend on the emirate to discuss topics dominating the world of sports.

Source: Qatar News Agency