One of the biggest winners of the evening was José Mourinho, coach of the treble winning Inter Milan and current coach of Real Madrid, who was awarded with the FIFA World Coach of the Year award. FIFA chose to present the best coach in the world with a specially engraved Hublot watch, a fitting gift for a manager who’s top class performance saw his Inter Milan side win last year’s editions of the Serie A, the Italian Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke also presented Hublot watches to the other FIFA Ballon d’Or categories, a fitting gift for football’s “living legends”.
Hublot was the first luxury brand to invest in football and was proud to reaffirm its passion and dedication to the sport at the FIFA Ballon d’Or awards.
*In keeping with the “fusion” philosophy of combining materials dear to the brand, the Hublot presentation watches are BIG BANG BLACK MAGIC 44 mm and 41 mm models with mechanical self-winding chronograph, which combine black ceramic and rubber.
**Votes came from the coaches and captains of international teams as well as from journalists.