20 - QUARTERLY REVIEW
ortugal legend Madjer was named beach soccer’s MVP for the second consecutive year at the Beach Soccer Stars gala in Dubai following the Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, after being named ahead of fellow candidates Gabriele Gori from Italy and Switzerland´s Dejan Stankovic. The legendary Portuguese skipper has enjoyed a stellar campaign, which saw him score his 1,000th international goal and reach 500 caps while also helping his country to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Despite the season being far from perfect for Portugal, after losing both their European Beach Soccer League and BSWW Mundialito crowns, Madjer is still considered the best on the sand by many of the sport´s coaches and captains. Brazil’s Bruno Xavier, the man Madjer succeeded as the best player in the world in 2015, handed the Portugual talisman the honour. After a round of applause, Madjer was quick to thank his family, his wife, Beach Soccer Worldwide and the whole Portuguese National team, without whom “it would have been impossible to be here again this season”. As well as being named the best player in the world, Madjer was also voted as part of the Best Five - the sport´s premier squad as voted for by coaches and captains alongside Andrade (POR), Ozu (JPN), Bruno Xavier (BRA) and Stankovic (SUI).year
Published on Nov 15, 2016
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