Belgian Sportsman of the year

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The Belgian Sportsman of the Year is elected at the end of each year, annually since 1967. A Belgian Sportswoman of the Year title has been given out since 1975. Top winners include Ingrid Berghmans (8 wins), Kim Clijsters (8) and Eddy Merckx (6).

More categories were added in 1997, with the Belgian Sportsteam of the Year, 1998 with the Belgian Talent of the Year, 2010 with the Belgian Paralympic Athlete of the Year and lastly in 2011 the Belgian Coach of the Year.[1]

Winners[edit]

Year Men Sport Women Sport Team Sport Promising Talent Sport Paralympic Sport Coach Sport
2013 Frederik Van Lierde triathlon Kirsten Flipkens tennis Belgium national football team football Nafissatou Thiam athletics Joachim Gérard tennis Marc Wilmots football
2012 Tom Boonen (3) cycling Evi Van Acker sailing Belgium national field hockey team field hockey Kimmer Coppejans tennis Marieke Vervoort handbike Jacques Borlée (2) athletics
2011 Philippe Gilbert (3) cycling Kim Clijsters (8) tennis Men's 4×400 metres relay (3) athletics Thomas Van der Plaetsen athletics Wim Decleir handbike Jacques Borlée athletics
2010 Philippe Gilbert (2) cycling Kim Clijsters (7) tennis Men's 4×400 metres relay (2) athletics Luca Brecel snooker Sven Decaesstecker swimming
2009 Philippe Gilbert cycling Kim Clijsters (6) tennis Men's 4×400 metres relay athletics Romelu Lukaku football
2008 Sven Nys cyclo-cross Tia Hellebaut athletics Women's 4×100 metres relay (3) athletics Elise Matthysen swimming
2007 Tom Boonen (2)[2] cycling Justine Henin-Hardenne (4)[3] tennis Women's 4×100 metres relay (2) athletics Dominique Cornu cycling
2006 Stefan Everts (5) motorcross Justine Henin-Hardenne (3) tennis Belgium Fed Cup team (2) tennis Yoris Grandjean swimming
2005 Tom Boonen cycling Kim Clijsters (5) tennis Belgium national under-21 football team football Niels Albert cyclo-cross
2004 Stefan Everts (4) motorcross Justine Henin-Hardenne (2) tennis Women's 4×100 metres relay athletics Aagje Vanwalleghem gymnastics
2003 Stefan Everts (3) motorcross Justine Henin-Hardenne tennis Belgian Motorcross team (2) motorcross Kirsten Flipkens tennis
2002 Stefan Everts (2) motorcross Kim Clijsters (4) tennis La Villette Charleroi table tennis Thomas Buffel football
2001 Stefan Everts motorcross Kim Clijsters (3) tennis Belgium Fed Cup team tennis Jurgen Van Den Broeck cycling
2000 Joël Smets motorcross Kim Clijsters (2) tennis RSC Anderlecht football Bart Aernouts cyclo-cross
1999 Luc Van Lierde (2) triathlon Kim Clijsters tennis Belgium Davis Cup team tennis Bart Wellens cyclo-cross
1998 Fred Deburghgraeve (3) swimming Dominique Monami tennis Belgian Motorcross team motorcross Kim Clijsters tennis
1997 Luc Van Lierde triathlon Gella Vandecaveye (2) judo Noliko Maaseik volleyball
1996 Fred Deburghgraeve (2) swimming Ulla Werbrouck judo
1995 Fred Deburghgraeve swimming Brigitte Becue (2) swimming
1994 Jean-Michel Saive (2) table tennis Brigitte Becue swimming
1993 Vincent Rousseau (2) athletics Gella Vandecaveye judo
1992 Georges Jobé (2) motorcross Annelies Bredael rowing
1991 Jean-Michel Saive table tennis Sabine Appelmans (2) tennis
1990 Rudy Dhaenens cycling Sabine Appelmans tennis
1989 Thierry Boutsen motorsport Ingrid Berghmans (8) judo
1988 Eric Geboers motorcross Ingrid Berghmans (7) judo
1987 Georges Jobé motorcross Ingrid Lempereur swimming
1986 William Van Dijck athletics Ingrid Berghmans (6) judo
1985 Gaston Rahier
Vincent Rousseau
motorcross
athletics
Ingrid Berghmans (5) judo
1984 Claude Criquielion cycling Ingrid Berghmans (4) judo
1983 Eddy Annys athletics Ingrid Berghmans (3) judo
1982 Jacky Ickx motorsport Ingrid Berghmans (2) judo
1981 Freddy Maertens cycling Annie Lambrechts roller skating
1980 Robert Van De Walle (2) judo Ingrid Berghmans judo
1979 Robert Van De Walle judo Carine Verbauwen (3) swimming
1978 Raymond Ceulemans billiards Carine Verbauwen (2) swimming
1977 Michel Pollentier cycling Anne-Marie Pira (2) athletics
1976 Ivo Van Damme athletics Anne-Marie Pira athletics
1975 Bruno Brokken athletics Carine Verbauwen swimming
1974 Eddy Merckx (6) cycling
1973 Eddy Merckx (5) cycling
1972 Eddy Merckx (4) cycling
1971 Eddy Merckx (3) cycling
1970 Eddy Merckx (2) cycling
1969 Eddy Merckx cycling
1968 Serge Reding weightlifting
1967 Ferdinand Bracke cycling

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