Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the biggest stars of modern football, will join Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski on the same platform this Sunday, both talking about their respective journeys to the top, at this year’s Dubai International Sports Conference, which is taking place under the theme “Football at the Top” at Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa.
A Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, the Conference is organised by Dubai Sports Council and it has been bringing football’s top stakeholders together since 2006 for extensive discussions on ways to develop and enrich the sport at the domestic, regional and international level.
This year again, the Conference will feature two of the biggest stars of football – Juventus and Portugal ace “El Don” Ronaldo, and 2020 FIFA Men’s Player of the Year Lewandowski – alongside a number of other top decision-makers from across the world of football when it convenes this coming Sunday.
Ronaldo is a regular visitor to Dubai and counts the city among his favourite holiday destinations. He has also been a strong supporter of Dubai International Sports Conference, featuring on its speakers’ panel multiple times in previous years, sharing his experiences with the audience and talking about various aspects related to his celebrated career, and his achievements with different clubs and country.
A five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or and one of the most decorated players of the modern era, Ronaldo is also a multiple-winner of Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, which are considered part of the ‘Grand Slam’ of football award ceremonies alongside the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA Football Awards.
His overflowing closet of trophies, and his success for both club and country level, as well as his staggering list of individual achievements make Ronaldo the ideal guest for this year’s Conference given the theme – “Football at the Top”.
Ronaldo, who has already arrived in Dubai, will be talking about his journey to the “Top”, into the echelon of football’s greats and his participation as a speaker at the Dubai International Sports Conference will be an invaluable opportunity for UAE’s football players, and indeed for players from around the globe, to get personal insights from one of the greatest players in football history, and to learn from his experience.
Lewandowski, meanwhile, will also detail his journey to the top and talk about his insatiable appetite for goals, which saw him score a staggering 55 goals in 47 appearances for Bayern Munich last season, as he finished as top goal scorer in the Bundesliga, the DFB-Pokal and the Champions League.