Best Player of the Year shortlist announced

The 100-player list will be cut down to three according to votes from coaches and captains


The shortlist for the Best Player of the Year has been released, made up of the 100 best beach soccer players 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):

Aaron Clarke (ENG)
Abu Azeez (NGA)
Ahmed Beshr (UAE)
Ahmed Elshahat (EGY)
Aleh Hapon (BLR)
Alexey Makarov (RUS)
Amir Akbari (IRN)
Anatoly Ryabko (BLR)
Andrei Negara (MDA)
Andrii Pashko (UKR)
Anton Shkarin (RUS)
Antonio José Mayor Hernández (ESP)
Antonio José Namape Junior “Figo” (MOZ)
Artur Paporotnyi (RUS)
Be Martins (POR)
Boris Nikonorov (RUS)
Bruno Torres (POR)
Carlos Alfredo Carballo Ruiz (PAR)
Cem Keskin (TUR)
Christian Biermann (GER)
Christopher Toth (USA)
Dario Ramacciotti (ITA)
Dejan Stankovic (SUI)
Diogo Catarino (BRA)
Dmytro Voitenko (UKR)
Edson Souza Miranda “Hulk” (BRA)
Eduard Suarez (ESP)
Elinton Andrade (POR)
Eliodoro Portillo (SLV)
Eliott Mounoud (SUI)
Emeka Hego Ogbonna (NGA)
Emmanuel Alex Wasswa (UGA)
Exon Bladimir Perdomo (SLV)
Fedor Zemskov (RUS)
Filipe Duarte Da Silva (BRA)
Francisco Jesús Donaire López (ESP)
Frank Velásquez (SLV)
Gabriele Gori (ITA)
Gaston Laduche (URU)
Glenn Hodel (SUI)
Heimanu Taiarui (TAH)
Iasuke Kawai (JPN)
Igor Borsuk (UKR)
Ivan Kanstantsinau (BLR)
Jackes Tamatoa Tetauira (TAH)
Javi Torres (ESP)
Jordan Santos (POR)
Joscha Metzler (GER)
Jose David Vizcarra Morales (MEX)
Josep Junior Gentilin (ITA)
Khaled Al Araimi (OMA)
Leo Martins (POR)
Leslie St. Fleur (BAH)
Li Fung Kue (TAH)
Llorenç Gómez León (ESP)
Lucas Ponzetti (ARG)
Lucas Tadeu Araujo Azevedo “Lucao” (BRA)
Luis Alberto Quinta Acuña (URU)
Luiz Alberto Do Nascimento Braga “Datinha” (BRA)
Maksiim Chuzhkov (RUS)
Mamadou Sylla (SEN)
Mandione Diagne (SEN)
Mauricio Pereira Braz De Oliveira “Mauricinho” (BRA)
Mikita Chaikouski (BLR)
Mohamed Al Jasmi (UAE)
Mohammad Ahmadzadeh (IRN)
Mohammad Moradi (IRN)
Nassym El Hadaoui (MOR)
Ndiaye Al Seyni (SEN)
Nelson Joao Manuel (MOZ)
Nestor Medina (PAR)
Nicolas Bella (URU)
Nicolas Perera (USA)
Niou Jean Paul Diatta (SEN)
Noel Ott (SUI)
Oleg Zborovskyi (UKR)
Oleksandr Kornichuk (UKR)
Osmar Moreira “Ozu” (JPN)
Patrick Pietrasiak (POL)
Pedro Morán (PAR)
Phillip Borer (SUI)
Quentin Gosselin (FRA)
Rafael Padilha (BRA)
Raoul Mendy (SEN)
Rodrigo Soares Da Costa (BRA)
Roman Pachev (UKR)
Rubén Batres (SLV)
Salvador Ardil Navarro (ESP)
Sander Lepik (EST)
Seyed Peyman Hosseini Largani (IRN)
Simone Del Mestre (ITA)
Stanislav Kosharniy (RUS)
Takaaki Oba (JPN)
Takuya Akaguma (JPN)
Valon Beqiri (GER)
Victor Angeletti (FRA)
Walid Beshr (UAE)
Walid Mohammad Mohammadi (UAE)
Yauheni Novikau (BLR)
Yuri Krasheninnikov (RUS)

The previous winners of the award, in order, are Bruno Xavier, Madjer (2), Mauricinho, Llorenç Gomez and Jordan Santos, the last three of which appear in this season’s shortlist.

 

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