Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez take centre stage at Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai as footballers and their WAGs – including Casemiro and John Terry – arrive with their wives

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By Ketrin Agustine

  • Georgina Rodriguez accompanied Cristiano Ronaldo to the awards in Dubai
  • Casemiro, 31, was joined by his City rivals Haaland , Walker , Doku and De Bruyne
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Georgina Rodriguez has accompanied Cristiano Ronaldo to this evening’s Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, with the pair pictured smiling at each other as they took their seats.

The striker headlines a 12-player list for the inaugural ‘Best Middle East Player’ award after a remarkable start to life in the Saudi Pro League with Al Nassr. 

Ronaldo – who moved to Saudi Arabia after a difficult second spell at Manchester United – was seen chatting on stage at the start of the ceremony. 

The 38-year-old even joked he had ’10 years’ left in the tank when asked whether he would be hanging up is boots any time soon. 

Ronaldo was joined by a series of football superstars on Friday evening – with some of his former team-mates pictured attending the ceremony.  

Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez take centre stage at Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai as footballers and their WAGs – including Casemiro and John Terry – arrive with their wives

Georgina Rodriguez accompanied Cristiano Ronaldo to this evening’s Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, with the pair pictured smiling at each other as they took their seats

Ronaldo - who moved to Saudi Arabia after a difficult second spell at Manchester United - was seen chatting on stage at the start of the ceremony

Meanwhile, Rodriguez was seen wearing all white with a maroon handbag as she cheered the father of her children on

Ronaldo (pictured on the left) was seen chatting on stage at the start of the ceremony, while Rodriguez (pictured on the right) was seen cheering him on from her seat 

Ronaldo was seen shaking hands with his former Manchester United team-mate Casemiro

Ronaldo was seen shaking hands with his former Manchester United team-mate Casemiro

Casemiro and his wife Anna Mariana Casemiro were seen posing for photos at the Atlantis in Dubai on Friday evening after touching down earlier in the day

Casemiro and his wife Anna Mariana Casemiro were seen posing for photos at the Atlantis in Dubai on Friday evening after touching down earlier in the day

Casemiro was joined by his Manchester rivals, Erling Haaland , Kyle Walker, Jeremy Doku and Kevin De Bruyne - with Pep Guardiola also making his way down the red carpet

Casemiro was joined by his Manchester rivals, Erling Haaland , Kyle Walker, Jeremy Doku and Kevin De Bruyne – with Pep Guardiola also making his way down the red carpet 

Casemiro and his wife Anna Mariana Casemiro were seen posing for photos at the Atlantis in Dubai on Friday evening after touching down earlier in the day. 

Casemiro was joined by his Manchester rivals, Erling Haaland, Kyle Walker, Jeremy Doku and Kevin De Bruyne , while City boss Pep Guardiola also made an appearance. 

Oscar Bobb, Phil Foden, Ricco Lewis were also seen laughing and joking as they made their way down the red carpet before taking to their seats.  

Former England manager Fabio Capello was seen posing alongside his wife, Laura Ghisi, after arriving at the award ceremony on The Palm. 

While John Terry arrived arm-in-arm with his wife Toni Terry, wearing a velvet suit and black bow tie. 

Ten of Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League-winning squad have been nominated for for Best Men’s Player at the annual Dubai Globe Soccer Awards. 

But, they face stiff competition as Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane, Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham, and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah are also in the running for the award. 

Meanwhile, World Cup winner Aitana Bonmati, Chelsea’s Sam Kerr, and German great Alexandra Popp are among 20 nominees for the Best Women’s Player category.

Champions League holders Barcelona and six-time Women’s Super League champions Chelsea are in the running for Best Women’s club.

John Terry arrived arm-in-arm with his wife Toni Terry - with the pair suited and booted in their black tie attire ahead of the ceremony

John Terry arrived arm-in-arm with his wife Toni Terry – with the pair suited and booted in their black tie attire ahead of the ceremony

Haaland was seen enjoying himself as he took his seat ahead of the awards on Friday night

Haaland was seen enjoying himself as he took his seat ahead of the awards on Friday night

While, Manchester City are joined by the likes of Napoli, Al Ahly, Al Ittihad, and Fluminense in the Best Men’s Club nominations.

City’s treble-winning manager Guardiola will be looking to get his hands on another award after being nominated for Best Coach.

He will be up against the likes of Marcel Koller, the Swiss who led Al Ahly to a five-trophy clean sweep in just 10 months, and Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti, the most decorated coach in UEFA Champions League history having won the trophy a record four times. 

The Maradona Award for the calendar year’s top goal-scorer meanwhile is being hotly contested by Haaland, Kane, Ronaldo, and Kylian Mbappe, who are all separated by only a handful of goals with less than six weeks left of 2023.

However, Ronaldo did joke he was the ‘best goal scorer’ when being interviewed on stage at the start of the ceremony – leaving Haaland looking unimpressed in the corner.  

NOMINATIONS:  

Best Men’s Player: Julián Álvarez, Nicolò Barella, Jude Bellingham, Karim Benzema, Yassine Bounou, Kevin De Bruyne, Rúben Dias, Ederson, Phil Foden Jack Grealish, Antoine Griezmann, Ilkay Gundogan, Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Robert Lewandowski, Lautaro Martínez, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, Kim Min-Jae, Luka Modric, Martin Odegaard, André Onana, Victor Osimhen, Rodri, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bukayo Saka, Mohamed Salah, Bernardo Silva, Vinícius Jr.

Best Women’s Player: Aitana Bonmatí, Millie Bright, Linda Caicedo, Olga Carmona, Rachel Daly, Debinha, Kadidiatou Diani, Mary Earps, Esther González, Patricia Guijarro, Yui Hasegawa, Amanda Ilestedt, Sam Kerr, Mapi Leon, Asisat Oshoala, Salma Paralluelo, Alexandra Popp, Wendie Renard, Fridolina Rolfo, Georgia Stanway.

Fans’ Favourite Player: Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Vinícius Jr. 

Best Men’s Club: Al Ahly, Al-Hilal, Al-Ittihad, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Boca Juniors, Feyenoord, Fluminense, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Napoli, PSG, AS, Roma, Sevilla, Union, Berlin Urawa, Red Diamonds, West Ham, Wydad AC.

Best Women’s Club: Ajax, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Chelsea, Olympique, Lyonnais, Portland, Thorns, AS, Roma, VfL Wolfsburg. 

Best Coach: Carlo Ancelotti, Mikel Arteta, Roberto De Zerbi, Luis de la Fuente, Jonatan Giráldez, Josep Guardiola, Simone Inzaghi, Marcel Koller, Stefano Pioli, Lionel Scaloni, Luciano Spalletti, Alessandro Spugna, Thomas Tuchel, Sarina Wiegmann, Xavi.

Best Midfielder: Nicolò Barella, Jude Bellingham, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Luka Modric, Martin Odegaard, Pedri, Declan Rice, Rodri, Bernardo Silva.

Best Goalkeeper: Yassine Bounou, Diogo Costa, Thibaut Courtois, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Ederson, Mike Maignan, André Onana, Aaron Ramsdale, Yann Sommer, Marc-André ter Stegen. 

Power Horse Emerging Player: Saud Abdulhamid, Firas Al-Buraikan, Thiago Almada, Tommaso Baldanzi, Alejandro Balde, Jude Bellingham, Victor Boniface, Moisés Caicedo, Eduardo Camavinga, Cesare Casadei, Ousmane Diomande, Jérémy Doku, Omar Fayed, Evan Ferguson, Enzo Fernández, Gavi, Arda Guler, Josko Gvardiol, Rasmus Hojlund, Jamal Musiala, Pedri, António Silva, Xavi Simons, Mathys Tel, Florian Wirtz, Lamine Yamal, Warren Zaire-Emery.

Best President: Khaldoon Al Mubarak, José Castro, Rui Costa, Aurelio De Laurentiis, Herbert Hainer, Joan Laporta, Joseph Oughourlian, Florentino Pérez.

Best Sporting Director: Mateu Alemany, Txiki Begiristain, Eduardo César Daud Gaspar, Cristiano Giuntoli, Monchi, Thiago Scuro.

Best Middle East Player: Salem Al-Dawsari, Mourad Batna, Karim Benzema, Mohamed El Shenawy, Abderrazak Hamdallah, Odion Ighalo, Ali Mabkhout, Riyad Mahrez, Michael Olunga, Alejandro Romero, Cristiano Ronaldo, Anderson Talisca.

Best Middle East Club: Al Ahly, Al-Duhail, Al Hilal, Al-Ittihad, Al-Nassr, Al-Rayyan, Al-Shabab, Shabab Al Ahli.

Best Esports PlayerAbuMakkah, AndoniiPM, EthxnH, LevideWeerd, ManuelBachoore, MatiasBonanno9, Msdossary7, Neat110, Obrun2002, PauloNeto999, PHzin, Resende, Stingrayjnr, Umut, Vejrgang.

Best Digital Journalist: Guillem Balagué, Andy Brassell, George Caulkin, Andrea Di Caro, Gianluca Di Marzio, Robby Hunke, Julio Maldonado ‘Maldini’, Gabriele Marcotti, Mark Ogden, David Ornstein, Fabrizio Romano, Gerard Romero, Didier Roustan, Nicolò Schira, Jonathan Wilson. 

Best Social Media Influencer: AguskaFree Alnoufali_7 Aminho BenBlack Chunkz Footy.Base LeonStreetSkills Miguel do fut MoAliFC OussiFooty Mercedes Roa SyleMatoshi TobiasFreestyle Zerobrainer0 Lisa Zimouche 

Best Video Creator: Adonias, Asgari_freestyle, Ch_soccer, ChrisMD, Daniel Got Hits, Elenisoccer7, Bruno Ferrante, Futcrunch, Daniel Johnson Films, Gomez Nawer, John Nellis, Pitch_addict, SV2, The Manchester Derby, Thogden. 

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