Voting for the Arabian Gulf League Awards began on Tuesday and will continuethrough to April 25.
The categories decided by voting include the Golden Ball Award (Emirati Player and Foreign Player), The Leader Award and The Golden Glove Award.
The Pro League Committee adopted online voting as part of its 2017-2020 strategy which prioritises the integration of technology and smart applications in its strategic initiatives.
The nominees for the various vote-based award categories were selected by the PLC based on technical statistics for each nominee throughout the 2016-17 AGL season.
The Golden Ball for Emirati Playernominees are: Ali Mabkhout, Fares Juma and Mohamed Fawzi (Al Jazira); Ahmed Khalil, Ismaeel Al Hamadi and Walid Abbas (Al Ahli); Omar Abdulrahman and Ismail Ahmed (Al Ain); Tariq Ahmed and Masoud Sulaiman (Al Nasr).
The nominees forthe Golden Ball for Foreign Playerare: Makhete Diop and Everton Ribeiro (Al Ahli); Sebastian Tagliabue and Balazs Dzsudzsak (Al Wahda); Fabio de Lima and Caio Canedo (Al Wasl); Abdelaziz Baradda (Al Nasr); Gelmin Rivas (Sharjah); Caio Lucas (Al Ain) and Mbark Boussoufa (Al Jazira).
Forthe Golden BoyAward, the nominees are: Khalfan Mubarak (Al Jazira); Ahmed Rashid, Mohamed Abdulbasit and Mohamed Al Akberi (Al Wahda); Hasan Al Muharrami (Bani Yas); Mohammad Juma (Al Shabab); Jassim Yaqoob (Al Nasr); Omar Juma Rabeeh (Sharjah); Saeed Jasem (Al Ahli) and Ali Salmin (Al Wasl).
Five coaches compete forThe LeaderAward; Henk ten Cate (Al Jazira), Cosmin Olariou (Al Ahli), Javier Aguirre (Al Wahda), Rodolfo Arruabarrena (Al Wasl) and Dan Petrescu (Al Nasr).
The Golden GloveAwardis between Majed Naser (Al Ahli), Ali Khaseif (Al Jazira), Obid Raihan (Hatta), Rashed Ali (Al Wahda) and Khalid Eisa (Al Ain).
Arabian Gulf League clubs' head coaches and captains as well as media representatives will cast their votes for the various vote-based awards with a weight of 30% of the final results.
The PLC is keen to include fans in the voting for the awards and has allocated 10% of the voting weight to fans who will be able to vote for their favourite nominees on the websitewww.awards.agleague.ae