ⓘ Beach Soccer Stars is an annual award ceremony in beach soccer organised by the sports developmental body, Beach Soccer Worldwide. The first edition was held on ..

                                     

ⓘ Beach Soccer Stars

Beach Soccer Stars is an annual award ceremony in beach soccer organised by the sports developmental body, Beach Soccer Worldwide.

The first edition was held on 7 November 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ceremony has continued to take place in the Emirate every year since, occurring after the conclusion of the Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup during the first week of November and has been called beach soccers version of the better known Ballon Dor in association football.

A gala event, attended by many of the worlds top current and former players, coaches, officials and other beach soccer figures, five individual prizes are awarded for the best beach soccer player of the year, best goalkeeper of the year, best coach, rising star and best goal. Further awards are presented to the five players that, combined, are deemed to produce a dream team for that season as well as a prize for best event of the year. In 2017, BSWW introduced a sixth individual award for best womens player of the year and in 2019, an award to recognise a legendary figure of the sport.

Various parties decide the award winners, including coaches, players, BSWW expert panel and fans. In 2016, coaches and captains from a total of 75 national beach soccer teams voted on the awards.

The most recent edition took place on 9 November 2019.

                                     

1.1. Winners Best player

  • Decided by: Players and coaches

Fellow national team captains and coaches vote for who they want to be crowned best player of the year. BSWW reveal a shortlist of the three players with the most votes prior to the ceremony. On the awards night, the winner of the award with the most votes of the three is revealed as the best player of the year.

                                     

1.2. Winners Best goalkeeper

  • Decided by: Players and coaches

Fellow national team captains and coaches vote for who they want to be crowned best goalkeeper of the year. BSWW reveal a shortlist of the three players with the most votes prior to the ceremony. On the awards night, the winner of the award with the most votes of the three is revealed as the best goalkeeper of the year.

                                     

1.3. Winners Best coach

  • Decided by: Players and coaches

Fellow national team captains and coaches vote for who they want to be crowned best coach of the year. BSWW reveal a shortlist of the three coaches with the most votes prior to the ceremony. On the awards night, the winner of the award with the most votes of the three is revealed as the best coach of the year.

                                     

1.4. Winners Rising star award

  • Decided by: BSWW panel of experts

Experts at BSWW decide which player will be crowned the best rising star of the year. On the awards night, the winner of the award is revealed. No preliminary shortlist is disclosed.

                                     

1.5. Winners Best Five

  • Decided by: Players and coaches

Fellow national team captains and coaches vote for the five players that they believe, combined, form the best team of the year, similar to the FIFA World XI award in association football. On the awards night, the five winners of the award with the most votes are revealed as the Best Five.

                                     

1.6. Winners Best goal

  • Decided by: Fans

BSWW allow fans to vote for which goal will be named best of the year through their website. Fans have a shortlist of ten goals to choose from, nominated by BSWW. On the awards night, the winner of the award is revealed.



                                     

1.7. Winners Best event

  • Decided by: BSWW panel of experts

Experts at BSWW decide which competition will receive the prize for best event of the year. On the awards night, the winner of the award is revealed. No preliminary shortlist is disclosed.

                                     

1.8. Winners Best womens player

  • Decided by: Players and coaches

New award introduced in 2017.

Fellow national team captains and coaches vote for who they want to be crowned best womens player of the year. BSWW reveal a shortlist of the three players with the most votes prior to the ceremony. On the awards night, the winner of the award with the most votes of the three is revealed as the best womens player of the year.

                                     

1.9. Winners Best legend

  • Decided by: BSWW panel of experts

New award introduced in 2019.

Experts at BSWW decide which figure will be awarded the legend award for that year. On the awards night, the winner of the award is revealed. No preliminary shortlist is disclosed.