Nigerian star Abu Azeez has been shortlisted along with 49 others for the Beach Soccer Best Player of the Year award.

‘Beach Soccer Worldwide’, a well respected entity behind the creation and growth of Beach Soccer, and also recognised by world football governing body FIFA, released the 50-man shortlist on Monday.

Here’s the list of the 50 nominees for the Best Player of the Year award: IHAR BRYSHTEL (BLR) DZIANIS SAMSONOV (BLR) JENILSON BRITO RODRIGUES - MAO (BRA) DIOGO CATARINO DA SILVA JUNIOR (BRA) BRUNO DA SILVA XAVIER (BRA) RODRIGO SOARES DA COSTA (BRA) LUIZ ALBERTO DO NASCIMENTO BRAGA - DATINHA (BRA) MAURICIO PEREIRA BRAZ DE OLIVEIRA - MAURICINHO (BRA) GREIVIN PACHECO QUESADA (CRC) AARON CLARKE (ENG) ANTONIO MAYOR HERNANDEZ (ESP) LLORENÇ ENZO GOMEZ (ESP) EDUARD SUAREZ MOLINA (ESP) CHRISTIAN BIERMANN (GER) BALASZ RUTAI (HUN) TAMAS SZENTES-BIRO (HUN) SEYED PEYMAN HOSSEINI LARGANI (IRN) MOHAMMAD AHMADZADEH (IRN) GABRIELE GORI (ITA) DARIO RAMACCIOTTI (ITA) PAOLO PALMACCI (ITA) SIMONE DEL MESTRE (ITA) OZU MOREIRA (JPN) TAKASUKE GOTO (JPN) JOSE RAMON MALDONADO ALONSO (MEX) ABU AZEEZ (NIG) PEDRO MORAN (PAR) JOAO VITOR SARAIVA - MADJER (POR) BERNANDO BARRAL MARTINS SANTOS - BE MARTINS (POR) ELINGTON ANDRADE (POR) JORDAN SANTOS (POR) MAXIM CHUZHKOV (RUS) ARTUR PAPOROTNYI (RUS) BORIS NIKONOROV (RUS) KIRILL ROMANOV (RUS) AL SEYNI N´DIAYE (SEN) DEJAN STANKOVIC (SUI) NOEL OTT (SUI) VALENTIN JAEGGY (SUI) JOSE AGUSTIN RUIZ (SLV) JONATHAN TOROHIA (TAH) HEIMANU TAIARUI (TAH) TEARII LABASTE (TAH) CEM KESKIN (TUR) WALEED BESHR MOHAMMED BESHR SALEM (UAE) WALID MOHAMMAD MOHAMMADI (UAE) VYTALLI SYDORENKO (UKR) ROMAN PACHEV (UKR) CRISTOPHER TOTH (USA) NICOLAS PERERA (USA)

It is understood that a winner will be named at the Beach Soccer Stars Night in Dubai next month (4th November), based on votes by coaches and captains of all national teams.

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