CNID Footballer of the Year

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Luís Figo won the award six times.

The CNID Footballer of the Year (often called the Portuguese Footballer of the Year) was an annual award given to the player who was adjudged to have been the best of the year in Primeira Liga. Between 1970 and 2000 this award was given to a Portuguese footballer playing in a foreign country or any player in Portuguese first League. Since 2006 this award only distinguished the best footballers to play in the Portuguese first League, so was called Primeira Liga Footballer of the Year, and the winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the Sports National Press Club (CNID).

The CNID Footballer of the Year award (from 1970 to 2000) has been presented since 1970, when the inaugural winner was SL Benfica forward Eusébio, and the award was conceded by the Portuguese newspaper Diário Popular. The latest winner of the award was Luís Figo in 2000. Seven players have won the award on more than one occasion. Luís Figo has won the award on the most occasions, having won six times in a row.

The first CNID Footballer of the Year or Primeira Liga Footballer of the Year award (from 2006 to 2012) was won by Ricardo Quaresma in 2006, and the latest winner as of 2011–12 was FC Porto Winger Hulk. He is the first player to win this award more than one time.

CNID Footballer of the Year (1970-2000)[edit]

The CNID Footballer of the Year or Portuguese Footballer of the Year (from 1970 to 2000) was an annual award given to a Portuguese player in foreign countries or any player in Primeira Liga (never any foreign player has won the award, but they were nominated just like Brazilian Mário Jardel in 1999[1]) who is adjudged to have been the best of the season. The first award was delivered by the Portuguese newspaper Diário Popular to SL Benfica forward Eusébio, in 1970. Only Luís Figo has won the trophy on the most occasions, having won three six times in a row. The award has been presented on 31 occasions as of 2000 with 18 different winners.[2]

Winners[edit]

Eusébio was the first winner, in 1970.
Rui Barros won the award in 1988.
Year Winner Playing League Club Position Source Notes
1970 Eusébio Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Forward [2] [A]
1971 Nené Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Forward [2]
1972 Toni Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Midfielder [2]
1973 Eusébio Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Forward [2] [B]
1974 Humberto Coelho Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Defender [2]
1975 João Alves Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Midfielder [2]
1976 Fernando Chalana Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Midfielder [2]
1977 Manuel Bento Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Goalkeeper [2]
1978 António Oliveira Portugal Primeira Liga FC Porto Midfielder [2]
1979 José Costa Portugal Primeira Liga FC Porto Midfielder [2]
1980 Rui Jordão Portugal Primeira Liga Sporting CP Forward [2]
1981 António Oliveira Portugal Primeira Liga FC Porto Midfielder [2]
1982 António Oliveira Portugal Primeira Liga FC Porto Midfielder [2] [C]
1983 Fernando Gomes Portugal Primeira Liga FC Porto Forward [2]
1984 Fernando Chalana Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Midfielder [2]
1985 Carlos Manuel Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Midfielder [2]
1986 Paulo Futre Portugal Primeira Liga FC Porto Midfielder [2]
1987 Paulo Futre Portugal Primeira Liga / Spain La Liga FC Porto / Atlético Madrid Midfielder [2]
1988 Rui Barros Portugal Primeira Liga / Italy Serie A FC Porto / Juventus Midfielder [2]
1989 Vítor Baía Portugal Primeira Liga FC Porto Goalkeeper [2]
1990 Domingos Portugal Primeira Liga FC Porto Forward [2]
1991 Vítor Baía Portugal Primeira Liga FC Porto Goalkeeper [2]
1992 João Pinto Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Forward [2]
1993 João Pinto Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Forward [2]
1994 João Pinto Portugal Primeira Liga SL Benfica Forward [2]
1995 Luís Figo Portugal Primeira Liga / Spain La Liga Sporting CP / Barcelona Midfielder [2]
1996 Luís Figo Spain La Liga Barcelona Midfielder [2] [D]
1997 Luís Figo Spain La Liga Barcelona Midfielder [2]
1998 Luís Figo Spain La Liga Barcelona Midfielder [2] [E]
1999 Luís Figo Spain La Liga Barcelona Midfielder [1] [F]
2000 Luís Figo Spain La Liga Barcelona / Real Madrid Midfielder [3] [G]

CNID Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2006–)[edit]

The CNID Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad is an annual award given to Portuguese athletes performing outside of Portugal judged by CNID to have been the best. The award is given to footballers as well as to athletes in other fields.

Year Winner* Club Source
2006 Deco Spain Barcelona [4]
2007 Cristiano Ronaldo England Manchester United [4]
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo England Manchester United [5]
2009 Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid [6]
2010 Simão Sabrosa Spain Atlético Madrid [7]
2011 Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid [8]

*Only footballers listed

CNID Footballer of the Year (2006–)[edit]

Main article: LPFP Awards

The CNID Footballer of the Year or Primeira Liga Footballer of the Year award, handed by the Sports National Press Club (CNID), distinguished the best footballer to play in Primeira Liga. In 2006, during the celebration of CNID’s 40th anniversary, the award was presented officially for the first time, being delivered to FC Porto winger Ricardo Quaresma. Since 2011, the SCC and Zon TV Cabo jointly sponsor the CNID awards delivered annually. Thanks to this new sponsorship agreements all the awards related to football are delivered during the Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP) Gala.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ First winner, and the award was delivered by Portuguese newspaper Diário Popular.
B. ^ First player to win the award twice.
C. ^ First player to win the award three times.
D. ^ First player to win the award in a foreign country.
E. ^ First player to win the award four times.
F. ^ First player to win the award five times.
G. ^ First player to win the award six times (record).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Figo conquista troféu de Futebolista do Ano" [Figo wins Footballer of the Year trophy] (in Portuguese). Record. 15 January 2000. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "Portugal - Footballer of the Year". RSSSF. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Luís Figo vence pela sexta vez consecutiva o prémio CNID" [Luís Figo the CNID award for the sixth consecutive year] (in Portuguese). Record. 19 January 2001. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "MICHELLE BRITO RECEBEU PRÉMIO CNID" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "PRÉMIOS CNID 2008" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "RONALDO RECEBE PRÉMIO CNID MEO" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "ROSA MOTA E CARLOS LOPES RECEBEM PRÉMIO FERNANDO SOROMENHO" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "RONALDO RECEBE PRÉMIO CNID ZON SAGRES EM MADRID" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 

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