European Basketball Player of the Year Awards

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The European Basketball Player of the Year Awards are the four awards given out on a yearly basis to the best male European basketball player of the year. More specifically, those are the Mr. Europa award, which began in 1976, the Euroscar, established in 1979, the All-Europeans Player of the Year, which started in 2005, and the FIBA Europe Player of the Year, which was inaugurated in 2005. All European basketball players, regardless of where they play in the world, or what league they play in, are eligible for the awards. The performances of European players with their pro club teams and/or with their national teams are taken into account. However, one does not take precedence over the other. For example, a player does not even have to play for his national team to win the awards.

The winner of the FIBA Europe award receives the prize after winning a vote by both fans and a panel of basketball experts, media members, and coaches from 25 different countries. Consequently, its legitimacy is considered higher than Superbasket magazine's Mister Europa Award and Gazzetta dello Sport's Euroscar Award, which do not include the fan vote. That being specified, the importance of those latter two awards rely on their tradition, as their inception occurred considerably prior to the FIBA Europe one. The FIBA Europe award is the only award of the four that is given out by the actual official governing body of European basketball, as the other awards are given out solely by media, and have no affiliation to any governing bodies of the sport. All in all, the laureates are the same on all four lists in the great majority of cases, with all of them representing some of the biggest European basketball stars since the mid-1970s. The All-Europeans Player of the Year award is voted on by the roughly 300 sports journalists that cover European basketball for Eurobasket.[1]

Player of the Year Awards[edit]

Year Mr. Europa
(Unofficial)
Euroscar
(Unofficial)
FIBA Europe Player of the Year
(Official)
All-Europeans Player of the Year
(Unofficial)
1976
Pierluigi Marzorati
No Award
No Award
No Award
1977
Dražen Dalipagić
No Award
No Award
No Award
1978
Dražen Dalipagić
No Award
No Award
No Award
1979
Vladimir Tkachenko Vladimir Tkachenko
No Award
No Award
1980
Dino Meneghin Dražen Dalipagić
No Award
No Award
1981
Dragan Kićanović Dragan Kićanović
No Award
No Award
1982
Dragan Kićanović Dragan Kićanović
No Award
No Award
1983
Dino Meneghin Dino Meneghin
No Award
No Award
1984
Juan Antonio San Epifanio "Epi" Arvydas Sabonis
No Award
No Award
1985
Arvydas Sabonis Arvydas Sabonis
No Award
No Award
1986
Dražen Petrović Dražen Petrović
No Award
No Award
1987
Nikos Galis Nikos Galis
No Award
No Award
1988
Šarūnas Marčiulionis Arvydas Sabonis
No Award
No Award
1989
Vlade Divac Dražen Petrović
No Award
No Award
1990
Toni Kukoč Toni Kukoč
No Award
No Award
1991
Toni Kukoč Toni Kukoč
No Award
No Award
1992
Toni Kukoč Dražen Petrović
No Award
No Award
1993
Dražen Petrović Dražen Petrović
No Award
No Award
1994
Sasha Djordjević Toni Kukoč
No Award
No Award
1995
Sasha Djordjević Arvydas Sabonis
No Award
No Award
1996
Toni Kukoč Toni Kukoč
No Award
No Award
1997
Arvydas Sabonis Arvydas Sabonis
No Award
No Award
1998
Sasha Danilović Toni Kukoč
No Award
No Award
1999
Andrea Meneghin Arvydas Sabonis
No Award
No Award
2000
Gregor Fučka Gregor Fučka
No Award
No Award
2001
Peja Stojaković Peja Stojaković
No Award
No Award
2002
Peja Stojaković Dirk Nowitzki
No Award
No Award
2003
Šarūnas Jasikevičius Dirk Nowitzki
No Award
No Award
2004
Pau Gasol Dirk Nowitzki
No Award
No Award
2005
Dirk Nowitzki Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
2006
Jorge Garbajosa Dirk Nowitzki
Theo Papaloukas
Dirk Nowitzki
2007
Dimitris Diamantidis Tony Parker
Andrei Kirilenko
Dirk Nowitzki
2008
Ricky Rubio Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
Dirk Nowitzki
2009
Pau Gasol Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
2010
Juan Carlos Navarro Pau Gasol
Miloš Teodosić
Pau Gasol
2011
 — Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
2012
 — Andrei Kirilenko
Andrei Kirilenko
Andrei Kirilenko
2013
 — Tony Parker
Tony Parker
Tony Parker

Mr. Europa (Unofficial)[edit]

Main article: Mr. Europa

Euroscar (Unofficial)[edit]

Main article: Euroscar

FIBA Europe Player of the Year (Official)[edit]

All-Europeans Player of the Year (Unofficial)[edit]

Total number of European Player of the Year Awards won[edit]

Rank Name Mr. Europa
(Unofficial)
Euroscar
(Unofficial)
FIBA Europe Player of the Year
(Official)
All-Europeans Player of the Year
(Unofficial)
Total
1.
Dirk Nowitzki
1x
(2005)
6x
(2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011)
2x
(2005, 2011)
5x
(2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011)
14
2. (tie)
Toni Kukoč
4x
(1990, 1991, 1992, 1996)
5x
(1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998)
None
9
2. (tie)
Pau Gasol
2x
(2004, 2009)
3x
(2008, 2009, 2010)
2x
(2008, 2009)
2x
(2009, 2010)
9
4.
Arvydas Sabonis
2x
(1985, 1997)
6x
(1984, 1985, 1988, 1995, 1997, 1999)
None
8
5.
Dražen Petrović
2x
(1986, 1993)
4x
(1986, 1989, 1992, 1993)
None
6
6. (tie)
Dragan Kićanović
2x
(1981, 1982)
2x
(1981, 1982)
None
4
6. (tie)
Andrei Kirilenko
None
1x
(2012)
2x
(2007, 2012)
1x
(2012)
4
6. (tie)
Tony Parker
None
2x
(2007, 2013)
1x
(2013)
1x
(2013)
4
9. (tie)
Dražen Dalipagić
2x
(1977, 1978)
1x
(1980)
None
3
9. (tie)
Dino Meneghin
2x
(1980, 1983)
1x
(1983)
None
3
9. (tie)
Peja Stojaković
2x
(2001, 2002)
1x
(2001)
None
3
12. (tie)
Vladimir Tkachenko
1x
(1979)
1x
(1979)
None
2
12. (tie)
Nikos Galis
1x
(1987)
1x
(1987)
None
2
12. (tie)
Sasha Djordjević
2x
(1994, 1995)
None
None
2
12. (tie)
Gregor Fučka
1x
(2000)
1x
(2000)
None
2
16. (tie)
Pierluigi Marzorati
1x
(1976)
None
None
1
16. (tie)
Juan Antonio San Epifanio "Epi"
1x
(1984)
None
None
1
16. (tie)
Šarūnas Marčiulionis
1x
(1988)
None
None
1
16. (tie)
Vlade Divac
1x
(1989)
None
None
1
16. (tie)
Sasha Danilović
1x
(1998)
None
None
1
16. (tie)
Andrea Meneghin
1x
(1999)
None
None
1
16. (tie)
Šarūnas Jasikevičius
1x
(2003)
None
None
1
16. (tie)
Jorge Garbajosa
1x
(2006)
None
None
1
16. (tie)
Theo Papaloukas
None
None
1x
(2006)
1
16. (tie)
Dimitris Diamantidis
1x
(2007)
None
None
1
16. (tie)
Ricky Rubio
1x
(2008)
None
None
1
16. (tie)
Juan Carlos Navarro
1x
(2010)
None
None
1
16. (tie)
Miloš Teodosić
None
None
1x
(2010)
1

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