Iran’s Faghani Nominated for Globe Soccer Awards

Alireza Faghani

Iranian referee Alireza Faghani has been named among the nominees for the 2016 Globe Soccer Awards referee of the year.

Entering its seventh edition, the Globe Soccer Awards were created to recognize the best contributors to football — globally and regionally — both on and off the field.

Alireza Faghani, Bakary Papa Gassama (Gambia), Mark Clattenburg (England), Nestor Pitana (Argentina) and Joel Antonio Aguilar (El Salvador) have been nominated for the best referee of the year.

The award candidates have been chosen by the Globe Soccer jury, which includes international footballing coaches, directors and chairmen.

The full list of nominees for each category is as follows:

Player of the year
• Cristiano Ronaldo
• Lionel Messi
• Gareth Bale
• Antoine Griezmann
• Jamie Vardy
• Gonzalo Higuain

Club of the year
• Legia Warsaw
• Leicester City
• Sevilla
• Molde FK
• Real Madrid

Coach of the year
• Claudio Ranieri
• Fernando Santos
• Massimiliano Allegri
• Unai Emery
• Zinedine Zidane

Referee of the year
• Alireza Faghani
• Bankary Papa Gassama
• Mark Clattenburg
• Nestor Pitana
• Joel Antonio Aguilar

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