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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.
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 (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
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 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
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.