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Messi named Best Player of the Year at Globe Soccer Awards

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi clinched the Best Player of the Year at Globe Soccer Awards held in Dubai last night.

The  Globe Soccer Awards are an international football festival that takes place in the Gulf and rewards players and individuals that have excelled in world football.

Despite an injury in 2015 Messi had an impressive year scoring 58 goals for Barcelona.Speaking after receiving the award Messi said, ‘It’s very nice to receive these awards, but I always say that the team makes it possible,’ said Messi. ‘It’s been an extraordinary year.

Messi’s club was also rewarded for a fine year where they clinched  the Best club of the Year and Best Media Attraction in Football .

Barcelona won five titles in 2015: Spanish league title, Copa del Rey, Champions League, European Super Cup and the World Club Cup.

Full list of awards:

Best Player of the Year 2015 – Lionel Messi

Best Club 2015 – Barcelona

Best President 2015 – Josep Maria Bartomeu

Best Media Attraction in Football – Barcelona

Player Career Award- Frank Lampard

Player Career Award – Andrea Pirlo

Best Agent 2015  – Jorge Mendes

Best Coach 2015 –  Marc Wilmots

Best Academy 2015 – Benfica

Best GCC Player 2015 – Yasir Al-Shahrani

Best Referee 2015 – Ravshan Irmatov


Image credit: FC Barcelona 


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