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Beach Soccer Stars 2016
18 Oct 2016

Candidates for Best Goalkeeper of the Year, revealed!

Andrade (POR), Jo Torohia (TAH) and Sydorenko (UKR) have been the best between the posts this season, according to coaches and players.

The three nominees for this year’s best goalkeeper award have been confirmed with Elinton Andrade, Jo Torohia and Vitalii Sydorenko all set to vie for title.

Goalkeepers across the world of beach soccer start the season with their eyes on the prize - one of those to be handed out at Beach Soccer Stars Night in Dubai next month - and votes from coaches and captains of all nations have been tallied.

The aforementioned trio are the leading three, with the final result to be revealed in just a matter of weeks.


Elinton Andrade (Portugal)

A regular for Portugal again this season in another successful campaign for the world champions, Andrade was particularly impressive at the Euro Beach Soccer Cup in Belgrade.

Named both MVP and Best Goalkeeper in Serbia, the experienced shot-stopper continued to provide an assuring presence at the back for Mario Narciso’s side - playing a key role as Portugal negotiated progression to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, having narrowly lost out in the Euro Beach Soccer League final to Ukraine.


Jo Torohia (Tahiti)

Tahiti may have seen their playing schedule reduced somewhat over the past few months but Torohia continues to enjoy the respect of his peers.

His dominant displays in the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup continue to live in the memory of many across the sport, those performances already earning him the Best Goalkeeper award for the showpiece event.

And Torohia provided another glimpse of his class at the Mundialito de Clubes in Brazil last year, impressing for Barcelona as the Catalan side finished first in Rio.


Vitalii Sydorenko (Ukraine)

A key component of Ukraine’s successful Euro Beach Soccer League campaign, Sydorenko was consistently strong across the beach soccer season.

Adept with the ball at his feet but equally capable of pulling off some stunning saves, the Ukraine stopper was named Best Goalkeeper at the Superfinal in Catania and has cemented his reputation as one of the best in the world.


All eyes will be on Dubai next month to see how is crowned the best of the best.

February 12, 2020 - February 16, 2020
Group Stage - Group A
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Lokomotiv LOK 3 2 0 1 25 15 10 6
Levante1 LUD 3 1 0 2 19 16 3 3
2019 alanya belediyespor ABS 3 1 0 2 15 30 -15 3
Group Stage - Group B
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Braga SCB 3 2 0 1 18 13 5 6
Flamengo FLA 3 1 0 2 11 13 -2 3
Grasshopper club zurich GCZ 3 0 0 3 8 21 -13 0
Play-off for 7th Place
Grasshopper club zurich GCZ 4 - 8 ABS 2019 alanya belediyespor
Play-off for 5th Place
Levante1 LUD 7 - 2 GCZ Grasshopper club zurich
Flamengo FLA 6 - 5 ABS 2019 alanya belediyespor
Levante1 LUD 5 - 4 FLA Flamengo
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 2 - 7 SCB Braga
Spartak logo copia web SPK 3 - 1 LOK Lokomotiv
Play-off for 3rd place
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 2 - 6 LOK Lokomotiv
Braga SCB 8 - 3 SPK Spartak logo copia web
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