Globe Soccer Awards 2020

On December 27th live from Dubai, Sportbusiness.com broadcasted the Annual Globe Soccer Awards. The awards recognised not only the best players, clubs and coaches of the year but this year members of the public voted for the player, club, coach and agent of the century! With many of the nominees in attendance this is shaping up to be one of the most exciting nights of the year.

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