The 12-coach list will be cut down to three according to votes from fellow coaches and captains
The shortlist for the Best Coach of the Year has been released, made up of the 12 best beach soccer coaches in the world for the 2021 season, according to a panel of beach soccer experts.
Captains and coaches of the national teams and clubs who have competed in Beach Soccer World Wide competitions over the last year will decide who is the best, casting their votes during the coming weeks.
The final three nominees will be announced at the end of October, with the winner being revealed at the Beach Soccer Stars Gala at the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup in Dubai.
The complete list of nominees is as follows (in alphabetical order):
Abineiro Adolfo Ussaca – MOZ
Angelo Schirinzi – SUI
Antonio Torres – BRAGA
German Parrillo – URU
Gilberto Costa De Sousa – BRA
Mario Narciso – POR
Mikhail Likhachev – RUS
Mykola Konstenko – UKR
Nico Alvarado – BLR
Rudis Gonzalez Gallo – SLV
Sylla Oumar – SEN
Talib Hilal – OMA
The previous winners of the award, are Gilberto Costa (3), Mario Narciso (2) and Mikhail Likhachev, all of whom appear in the 2021 shortlist.