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02 Oct 2017
Best Player and Best Coach of the Year: the nominees
Fifty players and 12 coaches have been shortlisted for the respective awards.
The 50 nominees for the Best Player of the Year award, as well as the 12 nominees for the Best Coach of the Year award, have been unveiled.
The final list has been jointly built by Beach Soccer Worldwide and the Technical Study Group from this year's FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in The Bahamas.
Both the Best Player of the Year and Best Coach of the Year awards will be handed out at the Beach Soccer Stars Night in Dubai next month (4th November), based on votes by coaches and captains of all national teams.
This voting will also be used to decide the Best Goalkeeper of the Year and the Best 5 Stars.
Here’s the list of the 50 nominees for the Best Player of the Year award: IHAR BRYSHTEL (BLR) DZIANIS SAMSONOV (BLR) JENILSON BRITO RODRIGUES - MAO (BRA) DIOGO CATARINO DA SILVA JUNIOR (BRA) BRUNO DA SILVA XAVIER (BRA) RODRIGO SOARES DA COSTA (BRA) LUIZ ALBERTO DO NASCIMENTO BRAGA - DATINHA (BRA) MAURICIO PEREIRA BRAZ DE OLIVEIRA - MAURICINHO (BRA) GREIVIN PACHECO QUESADA (CRC) AARON CLARKE (ENG) ANTONIO MAYOR HERNANDEZ (ESP) LLORENÇ ENZO GOMEZ (ESP) EDUARD SUAREZ MOLINA (ESP) CHRISTIAN BIERMANN (GER) BALASZ RUTAI (HUN) TAMAS SZENTES-BIRO (HUN) SEYED PEYMAN HOSSEINI LARGANI (IRN) MOHAMMAD AHMADZADEH (IRN) GABRIELE GORI (ITA) DARIO RAMACCIOTTI (ITA) PAOLO PALMACCI (ITA) SIMONE DEL MESTRE (ITA) OZU MOREIRA (JPN) TAKASUKE GOTO (JPN) JOSE RAMON MALDONADO ALONSO (MEX) ABU AZEEZ (NIG) PEDRO MORAN (PAR) JOAO VITOR SARAIVA - MADJER (POR) BERNANDO BARRAL MARTINS SANTOS - BE MARTINS (POR) ELINGTON ANDRADE (POR) JORDAN SANTOS (POR) MAXIM CHUZHKOV (RUS) ARTUR PAPOROTNYI (RUS) BORIS NIKONOROV (RUS) KIRILL ROMANOV (RUS) AL SEYNI N´DIAYE (SEN) DEJAN STANKOVIC (SUI) NOEL OTT (SUI) VALENTIN JAEGGY (SUI) JOSE AGUSTIN RUIZ (SLV) JONATHAN TOROHIA (TAH) HEIMANU TAIARUI (TAH) TEARII LABASTE (TAH) CEM KESKIN (TUR) WALEED BESHR MOHAMMED BESHR SALEM (UAE) WALID MOHAMMAD MOHAMMADI (UAE) VYTALLI SYDORENKO (UKR) ROMAN PACHEV (UKR) CRISTOPHER TOTH (USA) NICOLAS PERERA (USA)
And these are the 12 coaches shortlisted for the Best Coach of the Year award:
GILBERTO COSTA DE SOUSA (BRA) MOHAMMAD HOSSEIN MIRSHAMSI (IRN) MASSIMO AGOSTINI (ITA) MARCELO MENDES (JPN) RAMON RAYA MEIJA (MEX) MUSTAPHA EL HADAOUI (MOR) GUSTAVO ZLOCCOWICK (PAR) SHUBERT PEREZ (PAN) MARIO NARCISCO (POR) MIKHAIL LIKHACHEV (RUS) OUMAR SYLLA (SEN) ANGELO SCHRINZI (SUI)