november 08, 2017 - Hublot

The Hublot Golden Foot Award goes to Iker Casillas

The Spanish goalkeeper #ikercasillas has been chosen by fans as the #hublot Golden Foot best player during a ceremony in #monaco awarding the stars of football.

“It is a great honour for #hublot to sponsor the Golden Foot for the second time. This prize giving a voice to the public enables us to once again demonstrate our total commitment to the king of sports. Our congratulations to the winner Iker Casillas! What a career, what an example for the goalkeepers of tomorrow!” Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot

Monaco I 7 November 2017

A homage paid by the public to a player chosen by the fans. For the second time, #hublot has committed to the Golden Foot organisation and its President and Founder, Antonio Caliendo, with the goal of supporting this “democratic” award so as to make it into the equivalent of a new “Ballon d’Or”.

For the fifteenth time, the greatest footballers in the world met in #monaco, invited by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of #monaco for the presentation of the #goldenfoothublotaward. An international prize that stands out for two reasons—it reveals who is the favourite player of the public and the fans, and it can only be won once. This prestigious award was established in 2003 by Antonio Caliendo, the former renowned agent who managed the careers of Maradona and Trezeguet. His vision was to give football fans a voice. So it is in fact the fans who choose the best player, and not a panel of journalists or professionals, as is the case with other football prizes

The #people have cast their vote: #ikercasillas has been voted best player of the year! This victory is even more remarkable since Casillas is a goalkeeper. This award crowns an exceptional career: the 36-year-old Spaniard has an incomparable track record. He has accumulated three Champions League titles with Real Madrid as well as two European Championships and one World Cup with the Spanish team. During a ceremony held on 6 and 7 November at Hôtel Le Méridien in #monaco in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of #monaco, #ikercasillas was presented with his #hublot Golden Foot Award trophy, as well as a #hublot Big Bang watch.

“Among all the titles and awards received during my career, the #hublot Golden Foot is particularly moving for me! It’s the fans who have voted! I’d like to thank them from the bottom of my heart. I’d also like to thank the Golden Foot organisation and #hublot for giving the supporters the opportunity to express themselves. They are the ones who make football so magical!” #ikercasillas, winner of the Golden Foot #hublot 2017

Launched in 2005, this now iconic model contains the seeds of its own success. Immediately recognisable thanks to its case with exposed screws, the Big Bang has a HUB4100 chronograph movement that is visible through its transparent back. Its 44-m dimeter and black rubber strap add to its visual impact. It’s Hublot’s bestseller!

It should also be noted that the #hublot Golden Foot organisation was keen to celebrate the careers of other legends by honouring them with a special award. These players include: Oliver Kahn, the legendary German goalkeeper; the former player and current Under 20s coach for China, Li Ming; world champion Marcel Desailly; the exceptional striker Michael Owen; and the Italian international, now coach, Roberto Mancini.

More information on the press release

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