Bravo Award

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This article is about an award for young footballers. For the German magazine's award, see Bravo Otto. For the Latino music award, see ALMA Award. For other uses, see Bravo.

The Bravo Award is an annual award which is handed out by the Italian magazine Guerin Sportivo to the most outstanding young European footballer. The first winner of the award was Englishman Jimmy Case. Until 1992 only under-23 players participating in one of the three European club cups (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup) were eligible. Since 1992 any under-21 player from any European League is eligible.

The winners are chosen for the autumn-spring season, not the calendar year.

Year Player Club
1978 England Jimmy Case England Liverpool
1979 England Garry Birtles England Nottingham Forest
1980 Germany Hansi Müller Germany Stuttgart
1981 Scotland John Wark England Ipswich Town
1982 England Gary Shaw England Aston Villa
1983 San Marino Massimo Bonini Italy Juventus
1984 Italy Ubaldo Righetti Italy AS Roma
1985 Spain Emilio Butragueño Spain Real Madrid
1986 Spain Emilio Butragueño Spain Real Madrid
1987 Netherlands Marco van Basten Netherlands Ajax
1988 Israel Eli Ohana Belgium KV Mechelen
1989 Italy Paolo Maldini Italy Milan
1990 Italy Roberto Baggio Italy Fiorentina
1991 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Robert Prosinečki Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
1992 Spain Josep Guardiola Spain Barcelona
1993 Wales Ryan Giggs England Manchester United
1994 Italy Christian Panucci Italy Milan
1995 Netherlands Patrick Kluivert Netherlands Ajax Amsterdam
1996 Italy Alessandro Del Piero Italy Juventus
1997 Brazil Ronaldo Spain Barcelona
1998 Brazil Ronaldo Italy Internazionale
1999 Italy Gianluigi Buffon Italy Parma
2000 Spain Iker Casillas Spain Real Madrid
2001 England Owen Hargreaves Germany Bayern Munich
2002 Germany Christoph Metzelder Germany Borussia Dortmund
2003 England Wayne Rooney England Everton
2004 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo England Manchester United
2005 Netherlands Arjen Robben England Chelsea
2006 Spain Cesc Fàbregas England Arsenal
2007 Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona
2008 France Karim Benzema France Lyon
2009 Spain Sergio Busquets Spain Barcelona
2010 Germany Thomas Müller Germany Bayern Munich
2011 Belgium Eden Hazard France Lille
2012 Italy Marco Verratti Italy Pescara
2013 Spain Isco Spain Málaga

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