In Pictures: Pro League Awards
May 27, 2013
Abdulwahab Abdulqadir, the Ajman coach, talks to media before the Pro League Awards ceremony at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec). A quiet man on the touchline, Abdulqadir kept it to a few words before collecting the Manage of the Year award. S???
Ricardo Oliveira, the Al Jazira forward, looked his dapper self at the awards night. Oliveira remains one of Pro League football's biggest stars and foreign acquisitions for his club. Silvia Razgova / The National
Ali Mabkhout, right, one of the UAE's finest strikers, was also nominated in the Emirati Player of the Year category. The Al Jazira player, however, narrowly missed out to Abdulrahman. Silvia Razgova / The National
Omar Abdulrahman, right, was the star of the awards night as the Al Ain midfielder picked the Emirati Player of the Year as well as the Fans' Player of the Year gongs. Here, he is congratulated by Mahdi Ali, the UAE national team's head coach. Silvia Razg???
The Brazilian edged Asamoah Gyan, Al Ain's Ghanaian striker, and Ajman's Ivorian forward, Boris Kabi, for the award. Silvia Razgova / The National
Abdulrahman also posed with Grafite, Al Ahli's Brazilian forward, who won the International Player of the Year award. Grafite, whose real name is Edinaldo Batista Libanio, arrived in the UAE at the start of last season with the huge reputation of having e???
Awards and recognition are not new to Grafite who was a recipient of the Player of the Year award in Germany in 2009 and in Brazil in 2003. Silvia Razgova / The National
Ali Khaseif, of Al Jazira, deservedly picked the Goalkeeper of the Year award. Seen here having a chat with Mahdli Ali, Khaseif beat Majed Naser, of Al Ahli, and Khaled Al Sinani, of Al Dhafra, for the trophy. Silvia Razgova / The National