All Stars Footballer of the Year
|All Stars Footballer of the Year|
|Awarded for||Excellence in Gaelic football|
|Location||Convention Centre Dublin|
|Presented by||Gaelic Athletic Association/Gaelic Players Association|
|Currently held by||Michael Darragh MacAuley (Dublin)|
|Official website||Broadcast partner|
The Gaelic Athletic Association & Gaelic Player's Association All Stars Footballer of the Year—known for sponsorship reasons as the Vodafone Footballer of the Year—is a Gaelic football award that honours the achievements of a footballer of outstanding excellence. The incumbent is Michael Darragh MacAuley of Dublin.
Created in 1995, the award is part of the All Stars Awards, which selects a "fantasy team", comprising the best players from that year's All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. Voting for the award is undertaken by a select group of journalists from television and the print media.
The All Stars Footballer of the Year is one of the most prestigious accolades a Gaelic footballer may win in the course of his career.
List of winners
Two sets of brothers have been named All Stars Footballer of the Year. They are:
Wins by province
|Province||Number of wins||Winning years|
- "Donegal's Karl Lacey is named Gaelic Footballer of 2012". BBC Sport. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- "Brogan and Fennelly shine at All-Stars banquet: A year after his brother Bernard took the title, Dublin's Alan Brogan has been named the GAA's Footballer of the Year.". The Score. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
- "Corbett & Brogan named Players of the Year". RTÉ Sport. 2010-10-16. Archived from the original on 17 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-18.