ABU DHABI, 16 August 2022 (WAM) — The UAE Pro League has announced the 24 finalists for the awards for the 2021-2022 season after the voting period has closed. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on 27 August at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
The UAE Professional League (UAEPL) has announced that the voting will take place from 5 to 10 August through the UAEPL’s official website, mobile app and social media accounts.
Ismail Matar (Al Wahda), Bandar Al Ahbabi (Al Ain) and Ali Saleh (Al Wasl) compete on the shortlist for the Golden Ball Award, which is awarded to the Emirates’ best player.
Sufian Rahimi, Raba Kojo (Al Ain) and Caio Lucas (Sharjah) are in the running for the Golden Ball for Best Foreign Player.
Meanwhile, the golden boys in the Emirates’ best young player list include Khalib Suhail (Shabab Al Ahly), Mohamed Abbas (Al Ain) and Sultan Adel (Ittihad Kalba).
The Golden Boy Award for Best Young Player (Resident/Born in UAE) includes Ousman Kamala (Sharjah), Eric Jorgens (Al Ain) and Isam Faiz (Ajman).
Mohammed Al Shamsi (Al Wahda), Ali Hasif (Al Jazeera) and Khalid Eisar (Al Ain) will compete for the Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper.
Sergiy Rebrov (Al Ain), Goran Tufegdzic (Ajman) and Olaroiu Cozmin (Sharjah) compete for the Leader of the Best Coaches award.
Meanwhile, the trio of Ali Mahbukout (Al Jazeera), Omar Kulibin (Al Wahda) and Sufian Rahimi (Al Ain) will also be vying for the Fans’ Player of the Year award.
The Goal of the Year award goes to Raba Cujo (Al Ain vs. Al Wahda), Ali Saleh (Al Wasl vs. Shabab Al Ahli) and Ismail Matar (Al Wahda vs. Al Oruba).
Awards are divided into three categories. That is, vote-based categories, statistical-based categories, and criteria-based awards.
Voting-based categories include Golden Ball for Best Emirates Player, Golden Ball for Best Foreign Player, Leader Award for Best Coach, and Best Young Player for UAE. Golden Boy Award for Best Young Player. (resident/born in the UAE), best goalkeeper of the year, fan player of the year, goal of the year, and the best online sports media platform, Golden Glove.
Meanwhile, stats-based categories include Golden Shoe for top scorer in the league, Silver Shoe for top scorer in the U21 league, Most Fan Attendance Award, ADNOC Pro League Fantasy Manager of the Year, and Dream Team. increase.
Criteria-based awards are for professional excellence in club licences.
Awarded to clubs that meet the club licensing system, quality control, administrative disposition, cooperation, and overall ranking criteria in all competitions except for the UAE Super Cup.