The second stage of the public voting was concluded yesterday, which represents an important part of the voting stage, which will later include the vote of the official jury to select the winners of the “Dubai Globe Soccer Award”, who will be officially announced on the evening of December 27th during the ceremony that Organized by the Dubai Sports Council and “Dubai Globe Soccer” at the Armani Hotel in the “Burj Khalifa”.
More than 8 million fans chose the final list, which includes the last 3 competitors out of 10 candidates in each category, and then the second stage of audience voting witnessed the participation of more than 13 million fans who chose to rank their favorite stars in play and training and their favorite clubs for the year 2020 and the century period from 2001 to 2020.
The audience vote represents 40% of the final result, as the members of the jury participate in awarding their votes to the winners in each category, and the jury’s choices represent 60% of the vote weight and determining the final result for the winners who will be honored in Dubai directly and by their presence at the ceremony. Therefore, the current list represents the choice. The public may witness changes in the ranking and names of the winners after calculating the result of the votes of the members of the international jury.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the star of the Portugal national team and Juventus, topped two important lists: the 2020 player and the player of the century according to the crowd’s choice. Cristiano Ronaldo also topped the list of player of the century from 2001 to 2020 with 38%, while Lionel Messi got 24% of the vote, while Egyptian and Arab star Mohamed Salah got 23% and former Brazilian star Ronaldinho with 14%.
Bayern Munich topped the list of the best club for the year 2020 with 44% of the vote, while Liverpool won 33% and Real Madrid 23% .. Real Madrid topped the Century Club list with 36%, and Al-Ahly of Egypt ranked second with 32%, followed by Barcelona in the center. The third by 18%, then Bayern Munich, with 14% of the public vote, pending the outcome of the jury’s vote.
Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp led the crowd’s choices to win the title of coach of the year by 49%, ahead of his compatriot Hans Dieter Flick, the coach of Bayern Munich, the local and European five-year champion, who got 46%, while Italian coach Gasperini, the Atlanta coach, won 5% of the vote.
Spaniard Pep Guardiola, the former coach of Barcelona and Bayern Munich and the current coach of Manchester City, led the category of coach of the century from 2001 to 2020 by 34%, followed by the French star Zinedine Zidane by 30%, then the Scottish legendary coach Alex Ferguson for Manchester United by 27% and finally the Portuguese Jose Mourinho, 8%.
In the last category, the famous Portuguese player Jorge Mendes topped the list of the best player agent of the century by 66%, ahead of the Dutch agent Mino Raiola, who got 22%, then the Italian agent, Giovanni Brancini, by 13%.