Five Barça players, Aitana Bonmati, Caroline Graham Hansen, Jennifer Hermoso, Lieke Martens and Alexia Putellas, are nominated for Best Soccer Player at the 2021 Globe Soccer Awards to be delivered on December 27 in Dubai. They will compete for the award with Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Samantha Kerr and Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign) and Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyon). What’s more, Lluís Cortés, already in the Ukraine national team, is nominated for best women’s soccer coach and FC Barcelona aspires to be the best women’s club, but not the men’s.
On the other hand, César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) is the only Spanish nominated for best player. Only one player currently playing for a Spanish club appears on the list, the French Karim Benzema, Real Madrid forward. Also on the list are Argentine Leo Messi, Neymar Jr., Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, winner in 2020), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) , among others.
Azpilicueta also among the contenders for the best defense; Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) and Jan Oblak (Atlético de Madrid) for best goalkeeper; Lluis Cortés (exBarcelona), Unai emery (Villarreal), Josep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Diego Pablo Simeone (Atlético de Madrid) for best coach.
Among the contenders for the best men’s soccer club are Atlético de Madrid and Villarreal, and for women, Barcelona, winner of the treble last season; and in the sports director are Aitor ‘Txiki’ Begiristain and Roberto Olabe.
Best Player Nominees
César Azpilicueta, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Kevin de Bruyne, Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Gianluigi Donnarumma, Marquinhos, Kylian Mbappe, Leo Messi , Neymar Jr., Marco Verratti (PSG), Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) and Mohamed Salah ( Liverpool)
Best player nominees
Aitana Bonmati, Caroline Graham, Jenni Hermoso, Lieke Martens, Alexia Putellas (Barcelona), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Samantha Kerr, Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Megan Rapinoe ( OL Reign) and Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyon)
Nominated for best men’s soccer club
Al Ahaly, Al Hilal, Atlético de Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Flamengo, Inter Milan, Lille, Manchester City, Manchester United, Palmeiras, PSG, Pohang Steelers, Ulsan Hyundai and Villarreal.
Nominated for best women’s soccer club
Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester City, Olympique Lyon, PSG and Wolfsburg.
Nominated for Best Male Defense
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), César Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Marquinhos (PSG) and Kyle Walker (Manchester City).
Nominated for Best Male Goalkeeper
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Ginaluigi Donnarumma, Keylor Navas (PSG), Ederson (Manchester City), Mike Maignan (Milan), Emiliano Martínez (Astn Villa), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) and Jan Oblak (Atlético de Madrid).
Nominated for best coach
Antonio Conte, Lluós Cortés, Didier Deschamps, Unai Emery, Hansi Flick, Christophe Galtier, Josep Guardiola, Kasper Hjulmand, Roberto Mancini, Lionel Scaloni, Diego Pablo Simeone, Gareth Southgate, Tite and Thomas Tuchel.
Nominated for best national team
Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Morocco and the United States.
Best Agent Nominees
Jonathan Barnett, Jorge Mendes, Federico Pastorello, Mino Raiola and Pini Zahavi.
Nominated for Best Sports Director
Piero Ausilio, Luis Campos, Aitor ‘Txiki’ Begiristain, Roberto Olabe and Marc Overmars
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