- Roberto Firmino has emerged the winner of the 2018 Samba Gold award
- Firmino claimed 21.79 per cent of total vote to see off Marcelo and Neymar
- The Samba award is an annual exercise in honour of top Brazilian stars playing in Europe
Brazil and Liverpool star Roberto Firmino has emerged the winner of the 2018 Samba Gold award after seeing off the pair of Selecao teammates Neymar and Marcelo.
The Samba award is an annual exercise in honour of top Brazilian stars plying their trade across major leagues is decided by votes of journalists, VIPs and online users.
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A breakdown of polls result showed that Liverpool’s Firmino claimed the bragging right with 21.79 per cent of total vote.
Real Madrid’s defence ace Marcelo earned 20.51 per cent to finish second.
PSG star Neymar with 18.67 per cent of total vote ended up on the third spot respectively.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Roberto Firmino's scored for Liverpool in their 2-1 defeat by Manchester City on Thursday, January 3.
A performance that was the Reds suffer their first defeated get their Premier League .
The encounter tagged as the title decider between the two teams saw both sides parade their best men in a bid to improve their standing on the log.
It was Sergio Aguero who broke the deadlock barely five minutes to the end of the first half through a superb strike from a tight corner.
On return from the 15 minutes break, Roberto Firmino restored parity for the Reds in the 64th minute in a bid to avoid their first Premier League defeat this season.
But a superb strike from Leroy Sane handed the Citizens the lead once again in this encounter as they hope to get their title contention back on track.