There have been a plethora of tributes since the tragic plane crash that saw many of the Chapecoense football team die last week.
Matches across the world were preceded by moments of silence and individual players had their own way of honoring those who died in the crash”
Brazilian superstar Neymar posted a heartfelt tribute on social media before El Clasico on Sunday using #ForcaChape.
Chelsea player Willian also paid tribute after scoring against Manchester City.
Various other teams and players paid their respects from around the globe.
Many clubs also are planning on embedding the Chapecoense crest on their shirts, including AC Milan as well as Argentine clubs San Lorenzo and River Plate.
AC Milan paying their respect to the Chapecoense victims today 🇮🇹🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/aylzsGTH1b— StrataSport (@StrataSport) December 4, 2016
The nominees for Globe Soccer 2016 Best Arab Player have been announced with Mohamed Salah of Egypt, Morocco’s Medhi Benatia and Algerian Riyad Mahrez all up for the award.
Benatia, 29, won the award in 2014 and is back in contention after impressing while on-loan at Juventus from German giants Bayern Munich.
The Morocco captain is one of two players in the frame currently plying their trade in Italy’s Serie A.
AS Roma’s Egyptian forward Salah has been a player reborn since moving from Premier League side Chelsea, finding a home in Rome.
Salah has achieved plenty of awards and trophies in his short career so far, winning the Swiss Super League with Basel and named the most promising talent of the African Football Confederation (CAF) in 2012. A year later, he was the recipient of the SAFP Golden Player Award.
Meanwhile, Mahrez too is a strong competitor for the award after the Algerian midfielder scored 17 goals for his club last season as Leicester sealed the most unlikely of Premier League titles.
His exceptional season also earned him a place in the list of 23 candidates for the FIFA Ballon d’Or, alongside the likes of Gareth Bale, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mahrez claimed last season’s PFA Players’ Player of the Year and is the heavy favourite to win the Best Arab Player award too.
The winners will be announced at the Globe Soccer Gala Awards on the evening of December 27th at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
From Paris Saint Germain to Chelsea and Manchester City – there are Nouveau Riche clubs all over the footballing world.
In this video on their YouTube channel, the team at KICK delves into the workings of these financial powerhouses in the modern game.
Do you think they’re destroying the game?