Samba Gold 2020
The Samba Gold is awarded to the best Brazilian player playing in Europe. The award takes into account the player’s statistics, role, achievements and overall impact at his club from the start until the end of the year.
The inaugural award was made in 2008. The Samba Gold is determined by three voter panels: journalists, fellow footballers, and votes from our followers. The very first winner of the prestigious award was Brazilian legend Kaka. The current holder of the award is Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker who claimed the honors for 2019.
Learn About the Rules of the Award:
Article 1. Samba Gold
The aim is to appoint the best European based Brazilian player of the year. The trophy (the exclusive property of the Sambafoot.com) which will be delivered at the end of February.
Article 2. The Voters
Samba Gold voters belong to three distinct groups: the first consists of the web site’s Sambafoot.com readers; the second, consisting of a group of eleven ‘official selectors’ chosen by Sambafoot (ex-players, managers of players, coaches and other leaders in touch with Brazilian football), and the third which consists of journalists all expert in European football.
Article 3. Voting Process
The vote will be organized as follows: our followers, the “VIP electors” and the journalists will be able to vote from day January 20th to February 19th. The votes of the three groups have the same electoral weight.
Article 4. The Trophy
The trophy will be delivered by Sambafoot directly to chosen best player, which will be shown on Sambafoot by the end of February. The delivery of the first trophy winner will be first publicly revealed on Sambafoot.com.
Article 5. Nominations
The list of players initially will be composed of 30 names and made available on the Sambafoot.com site. Each voter must choose their number one player on the list. The most voted player will be awarded with Samba Gold.