His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, honored the winners of the 12th edition of the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards 2021, which was held within the activities of the 16th edition of the Dubai International Sports Conference, a member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Initiatives Al Maktoum International, organized by the Dubai Sports Council, under the slogan “The World Forum”.
His Highness congratulated the winners, wishing them to achieve more achievements and to be an example in motivating young players in various countries of the world, encouraging them to adopt the sportsmanship, showing high sports ethics, and preserving the principles of honorable competition that unite all athletes in various sports, the most important of which is Football, with its immense popularity around the world, remains the role model and role model for millions of their fans in the world.
Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, participated in the honor, and the conference and ceremony was held for the second year in a row at the Armani Hotel in the “Burj Khalifa”, in the presence of the Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council Saeed Hareb, the Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council Aref Al-Awani, and a number of Emirati football stars Arabs and internationals, a number of members of the Dubai Sports Council, sports federations, boards of directors of clubs, football companies in the country and sports institutions, as well as honorees and representatives of local and international media.
During the conference, the global football evening began with a star session that brought together two of the most important international football stars, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, and the captain of the Polish national team, French Kylian Mbappe, the star of France and Paris Saint-Germain, and the most important young striker in the world today.
The two stars reviewed their views on various football issues, the stages of forming a champion player, building a successful personality, and the ability to achieve achievements for clubs and teams starting from the first stages of playing, leading to the crowning of the most important and largest tournaments, building successful teams, and the way professional players deal with their surrounding coaches and technicians. arbitrators and the media.
The session touched on the applications of modern technology and artificial intelligence used in the world of football, and the techniques that enable players to develop their skills and provide the best performance in matches. . Within the “Dubai Globe Soccer Awards 2021”, the French Kylian Mbappe won the “best player in the world” award, according to the vote of the audience that participated in the selection of the winners, and through more than five million fans from different countries of the world, while the Polish Robert Lewandowski won two awards that reflected his fans. He won the “Best Player in the World” award, chosen by “Tik Tok” fans around the world, and won the “Best Goal” award for 2021, which is the special award that bears the name of world football legend Maradona, the former honorary ambassador. Sports in the Dubai Sports Council.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the star of the Portuguese national team and Manchester United, was honored with the “Best All-Historic Scorer” award, and given that Ronaldo played an important match in the English Premier League on the same day, the award was received on his behalf by his Portuguese agent, Jorge Mendes.
The award for “best player career” went to the Brazilian Ronaldinho, while the star of Juventus and the Italian national team, Leonardo Bonucci, won the “best defender in the world” award.
• Lewandowski wins two awards: “Best Goal” and “Best Player in the World (Tik Tok).”
• Ronaldo is the “best historical scorer” and Ronaldinho is the “best player career”.
• The Italian national team is the best team in the world for 2021 after winning the European Championship “Euro 2020”.
Lewandowski and Mbappe oppose the “World Cup every two years”
Bayern Munich striker, Polish Robert Lewandowski, and French Kylian Mbappe, have opposed the idea of holding the World Cup every two years.
Lewandowski said, during his participation in the Dubai International Conference: “I am not in support of that idea, every year we play a large number of matches, we train on a daily basis, we spend difficult weeks throughout the year, and we must show the strength required in the matches to win championships, and the players are in need yet.” All this effort to get enough rest, to recover their activity.”
He added, “I do not think that holding the World Cup every two years is a right idea at the present time. It may be possible in the future after it provides the required comfort for the players.”
Mbappe agreed with his colleague Lewandowski, and said: “I may not be the person concerned with making the decision, but the World Cup for players is very special, because it is an event that takes place only every four years, and everyone is eager to be present on that occasion, and adjusting its date to be held every Two years may lose that extreme privacy.”
He explained, “We play 60 matches per season, and more matches than that may empty the players of the rest they need.”
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