Don Balón Award

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From 1976 until 2010, the Spanish magazine Don Balón conferred the Don Balón Award (Premio Don Balón) to the best Spanish player, the best foreign player, the best referee, and the breakthrough player in La Liga. These awards ceased to exist after the closure of the magazine in 2011.

Winners[edit]

Season Best Spanish player Best foreign player Breakthrough player Best coach Best referee
1975–76 Miguel Ángel González (RM) Netherlands Johan Neeskens (FCB) - Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miljan Miljanić (RM) -
1976–77 Juanito (BUR) Netherlands Johan Cruyff (FCB) - Spain Luis Aragonés (ATM) -
1977–78 Migueli (FCB) Netherlands Johan Cruyff (FCB) - Spain Luis Molowny (RM) -
1978–79 Quini (GIJ) Germany Uli Stielike (RM) - Spain Luis Molowny (RM) -
1979–80 Rafael Gordillo (BET) Germany Uli Stielike (RM) - Spain Luis Molowny (RM) -
1980–81 Urruti (ESP) Germany Uli Stielike (RM) - Spain Alberto Ormaetxea (RSOC) -
1981–82 Miguel Tendillo (VAL) Germany Uli Stielike (RM) - Spain Alberto Ormaetxea (RSOC) -
1982–83 Juan Señor (ZAR) Argentina Juan Barbas (ZAR) - Spain Javier Clemente (ATH) -
1983–84 Manuel Cervantes (MUR) Argentina Juan Barbas (ZAR) - Spain Javier Clemente (ATH) -
1984–85 Migueli (FCB) Germany Bernd Schuster (FCB) - England Terry Venables (FCB) -
1985–86 Míchel (RM) Argentina Jorge Valdano (RM) Spain Juan Carlos (VAD) Spain Luis Molowny (RM) Emilio Carlos Guruceta
1986–87 Andoni Zubizarreta (FCB) Mexico Hugo Sánchez (RM) Spain Ernesto Valverde (ESP) Spain Javier Clemente (ESP) Emilio Carlos Guruceta
1987–88 Juan Antonio Larrañaga (RSOC) Brazil Alemão (ATM) Spain Sebastián Losada (ESP) Netherlands Leo Beenhakker (RM) Emilio Soriano Aladrén
1988–89 Fernando Gómez (VAL) Argentina Oscar Ruggeri (LOG) Spain Luis Milla (FCB) Wales John Toshack (RSOC) Victoriano Sánchez Arminio
1989–90 Rafael Martín Vázquez (RM) Mexico Hugo Sánchez (RM) Spain Pedro (LOG) Wales John Toshack (RM) Emilio Soriano Aladrén
1990–91 Jon Andoni Goikoetxea (FCB) Germany Bernd Schuster (ATM) Spain Luis Enrique (GIJ) Netherlands Johan Cruyff (FCB) Ildefonso Urízar Azpitarte
1991–92 Agustín Elduayen (BUR) Denmark Michael Laudrup (FCB) Spain Delfí Geli (ALB) Netherlands Johan Cruyff (FCB) Raúl García de Loza
1992–93 Fran González (DEP) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miroslav Đukić (DEP) Spain Julen Guerrero (ATH) Spain Arsenio Iglesias (DEP) Juan Andújar Oliver
1993–94 Julen Guerrero (ATH) Bulgaria Hristo Stoitchkov (FCB) Spain Sergi Barjuán (FCB) Spain Víctor Fernández (ZAR) López Nieto
1994–95 José Emilio Amavisca (RM) Chile Iván Zamorano (RM) Spain Raúl González (RM) Spain Arsenio Iglesias (DEP) Arturo Daudén Ibáñez
1995–96 José Luis Pérez Caminero (ATM) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Predrag Mijatović (VAL) Spain Iván de la Peña (FCB) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radomir Antić (ATM) López Nieto
1996–97 Raúl González (RM) Brazil Ronaldo (FCB) Spain Víctor Manuel Fernández (VAD) Argentina Chile Vicente Cantatore (VAD) Manuel Mejuto González
1997–98 Alfonso Pérez (BET) Brazil Rivaldo (FCB) Spain Albert Celades (FCB) Spain Javier Irureta (CEL) José María García Aranda
1998–99 Raúl González (RM) Portugal Luís Figo (FCB) Spain Xavi Hernández (FCB) Argentina Héctor Cúper (MALL) Manuel Mejuto González
1999–00 Raúl González (RM) Portugal Luís Figo (FCB) Spain Iker Casillas (RM) Spain Javier Irureta (DEP) López Nieto
2000–01 Raúl González (RM) Portugal Luís Figo (RM) Spain Carles Puyol (FCB) Spain Mané (ALA) José María García Aranda
2001–02 Raúl González (RM) France Zinedine Zidane (RM) Spain Joaquín Sánchez (BET) Spain Rafael Benítez (VAL) López Nieto
2002–03 Xabi Alonso (RSOC) Turkey Nihat Kahveci (RSOC) Brazil Thiago Motta (FCB) France Raynald Denoueix (RSOC) Manuel Mejuto González
2003–04 Vicente Rodríguez (VAL) Brazil Ronaldinho (FCB) Brazil Júlio Baptista (SEV) Spain Javier Irureta (DEP) César Muñiz Fernández
2004–05 Xavi Hernández (FCB) Argentina Juan Román Riquelme (VIL) Spain Sergio Ramos (SEV) Netherlands Frank Rijkaard (FCB) Alberto Undiano Mallenco
2005–06 David Villa (VAL) Brazil Ronaldinho (FCB) Spain Raúl Albiol (VAL) Netherlands Frank Rijkaard (FCB) Manuel Mejuto González
2006–07 Santi Cazorla (REC) Argentina Lionel Messi (FCB) Spain Alexis Ruano (GET) Spain Juande Ramos (SEV) Alberto Undiano Mallenco
2007–08 Marcos Senna (VIL) Argentina Sergio Agüero (ATM) Spain Bojan Krkić (FCB) Spain Gregorio Manzano (MALL) Manuel Mejuto González
2008–09 Andrés Iniesta (FCB) Argentina Lionel Messi (FCB) Spain Gerard Piqué (FCB) Spain Pep Guardiola (FCB) Miguel Ángel Pérez Lasa
2009–10 Borja Valero (MALL) Argentina Lionel Messi (FCB) Spain Javi Martínez (ATH) Spain Pep Guardiola (FCB) Javier Turienzo Álvarez

By foreign player[edit]

Player Country Total Season
Uli Stielike  GER 4 1978-79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82
Lionel Messi  ARG 3 2006-07, 2008–09, 2009–10
Luís Figo  POR 3 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000–01
Ronaldinho  BRA 2 2003-04, 2005–06
Bernd Schuster  GER 2 1984-85, 1990–91
Hugo Sánchez  MEX 2 1986-87, 1989–90
Juan Barbas  ARG 2 1982-83, 1983–84
Johan Cruijff  NED 2 1976-77, 1977–78

By Spanish player[edit]

Player Total Season
Raúl 5 1996-97, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02
Migueli 2 1977-78, 1984–85

By manager[edit]

Manager Country Total Season
Luis Molowny  ESP 4 1977-78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1985–86
Javier Irureta  ESP 3 1997-98, 1999-00, 2003–04
Javier Clemente  ESP 3 1982-83, 1983–84, 1986–87
Josep Guardiola  ESP 2 2008-09, 2009–10
Frank Rijkaard  NED 2 2004-05, 2005–06
Arsenio Iglesias  ESP 2 1992-93, 1994–95
Johan Cruijff  NED 2 1990-91, 1991–92
John Toshack  WAL 2 1988-89, 1989–90
Alberto Ormaetxea  ESP 2 1980-81, 1981–82

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