The occasion became one of the world’s most colorful gatherings thanks to the World Tourism Forum’s meticulous work. Eden Hazard, Chelsea’s star player, was one of the prominent guests at the monumental event. Hazard speaks highly of Eto’o as a milestone as the latter played a major role in his career by sending Hazard to play for Lille. Also, Eric Abidal, Fabio Capello, Puyol, Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Stephen Appiah, Michael Essien, David James, Marcel Dessaily and Kolo Toure honored the night. His Excellency President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Menders Türel, the Mayor of Antalya, was there to celebrate the player, who boosted tourism in Turkey since his arrival in early 2015. Almost every television channel in Turkey broadcast the gala event live and the whole nation cherished those moments at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, Antalya.