by Luca Ranocchiari - Futsalplanet.com editor
The futsal party goes on, and we've reached the third day of the Futsalplanet Awards
, the most traditional prizes of futsal!
As we always say, there's no game without referees, so that the third category of the AGLA Futsal Awards 2012
is dedicated to the priceless work of the black whistles, a basic part of the game.
The attention they deserve is increasing year after year in every remote corner of the futsal globe, as well as their knowledge and preparation through confederations and local FAs courses. This process have dramatically increased the level of their performances, and things are getting even better.
Let's remind that in the current edition of the worldwide prizes we have re-introduced the voting system
, in order to make the futsal community more and more involved. Every "voter" had the chance to indicate three preferences from the 10 nominees list, assigning respectively 5, 3 and 1 points
to his choices.
We hope to make this futsal party bigger in the next editions, may futsal be the winner!
Now is time: who's the best referee of the world
? We're back to the "2004 origins", as the winner is coming from Spain again: congratulations to Fernando Gutierrez Lumbreras
Below have a look at the final standing, while in the pdf file you will have the chance to check who voted for who!
AGLA Futsal Awards 2012
13th edition by Futsalplanet.com
Best Referee of the World
1st - Fernando Gutierrez Lumbreras (ESP) -> 206 pointsBest Referee of the World - Hall of Fame2012 ->
2nd - Renata Neves Leite (BRA) -> 120 points
3rd - Marc Birkett (ENG) -> 88 points
4th - Gabor Kovacs (HUN) -> 83 points
5th - Danijel Janosevic (CRO) -> 81 points
6th - Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (POR) -> 73 points
6th - Ivan Shabanov (RUS) -> 73 points
8th - Hector Rojas (PER) -> 72 points
9th - Nurdin Bukuev (KGZ) -> 33 points
10th - Scott Kidson (AUS) -> 17 points
Lumbreras (Spain)2011 ->
Michel Jean Bonnaud
(Hungary) 2007 ->
(Portugal)2006 -> not celebrated2005 -> not celebrated2004 ->
Pedro Galan Nieto
AGLA FUTSAL AWARDS 2012 - Best Referee of the World: Fernando Gutierrez Lumbreras (Photo: Soy Arbitro Blog)