Euroscar

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Dirk Nowitzki, seated, wearing a green Nike shirt
German-born power forward Dirk Nowitzki has won six Euroscar Awards.
Tony Parker playing for the French national team
Belgian-born point guard Tony Parker won the award in 2007 and 2013

The Euroscar European Player of the Year Award is an annual basketball award that started in 1979. The award names each year's best European basketball player, regardless of where he plays in the world, including National Basketball Association players. The award is judged on the basis of both sports club and national team performances and accomplishments. This is not the official European basketball player of the year award, which is the FIBA Europe Player of the Year Award given out by the International Basketball Federation. The honor is presented the January after the calendar year it is awarded for, i.e. the 2011 award was presented in 2012.

The Euroscar is decided upon by a committee composed of coaches, players and sportswriters from 33 different countries,[1] who submit their vote for the year's best European basketball player from the previous calendar year.[2] The award is given out by the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. It is one of four "player of the year awards" that any European basketball player can receive, along with the official FIBA Europe Player of the Year Award, the Italian magazine Superbasket's Mr. Europa Award, and Eurobasket's All-Europeans Player of the Year.

Lithuanian center Arvydas Sabonis and German power forward Dirk Nowitzki currently hold the record for most wins with six. Croatian small forward Toni Kukoč is next on the list with five. Nowitzki holds the record for most consecutive wins with five.

Of players who won the award, Sabonis, Dražen Petrović, Dražen Dalipagić, Dino Meneghin, Dragan Kićanović and Nikos Galis are in the FIBA Hall of Fame.[3] Sabonis, Petrović, Dalipagić, and Meneghin are also in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.[4] Pau Gasol, Tony Parker, Andrei Kirilenko and Nowitzki are still playing in the NBA.[5] Nowitzki is also the only player to win the Euroscar Award and the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, but he did not win both in the same season.[6]

Since Petrović won his third award in 1992, while playing for the New Jersey Nets, only three Euroscar winners (Sabonis in 1995, Gregor Fučka in 2000, and Andrei Kirilenko in 2012) played in a European league during the year they won the award, and only Fučka did not play in the NBA for any part of his award-winning year.


Award winners[edit]

Arvydas Sabonis shooting a free throw for the Portland Trail Blazers
Lithuanian center Arvydas Sabonis won six Euroscar Awards between 1984 and 1999.
Toni Kukoč playing basketball for the Milwaukee Bucks
Yugoslavian/Croatian player Toni Kukoč won five Euroscar Awards between 1990 and 1998.
Pau Gasol wearing a brown T-shirt
Spanish forward/center Pau Gasol won three straight awards between 2008 and 2010.

When a winner has played for more than one club team in the calendar year of his award, all are listed.

* Member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
** Member of the FIBA Hall of Fame
*** Member of both the Naismith and FIBA Halls of Fame
Year Winner Club(s)
1979
Soviet Union Vladimir Tkachenko Soviet Union Stroitel
1980
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Dalipagić*** Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
1981
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Kićanović** Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan & Italy Scavolini Pesaro
1982
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Kićanović** (2) Italy Scavolini Pesaro
1983
Italy Dino Meneghin*** Italy Billy/Simac Milano
1984
Soviet Union Arvydas Sabonis*** Soviet Union Žalgiris
1985
Soviet Union Arvydas Sabonis*** (2) Soviet Union Žalgiris
1986
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Petrović*** Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Cibona
1987
Greece Nikos Galis** Greece Aris
1988
Soviet Union Arvydas Sabonis*** (3) Soviet Union Žalgiris
1989
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Petrović*** (2) Spain Real Madrid & United States Portland Trail Blazers
1990
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Toni Kukoč Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika/Pop 84 Split
1991
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Croatia Toni Kukoč (2) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split & Italy Benetton Treviso
1992
Croatia Dražen Petrović*** (3) United States New Jersey Nets
1993
Croatia Dražen Petrović*** (4) United States New Jersey Nets
1994
Croatia Toni Kukoč (3) Croatia Chicago Bulls
1995
Lithuania Arvydas Sabonis*** (4) Spain Real Madrid & United States Portland Trail Blazers
1996
Croatia Toni Kukoč (4) United States Chicago Bulls
1997
Lithuania Arvydas Sabonis*** (5) United States Portland Trail Blazers
1998
Croatia Toni Kukoč (5) United States Chicago Bulls
1999
Lithuania Arvydas Sabonis*** (6) United States Portland Trail Blazers
2000
Italy Gregor Fučka Italy Paf Wennington Bologna
2001
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Predrag Stojaković United States Sacramento Kings
2002
Germany Dirk Nowitzki United States Dallas Mavericks
2003
Germany Dirk Nowitzki (2) United States Dallas Mavericks
2004
Germany Dirk Nowitzki (3) United States Dallas Mavericks
2005
Germany Dirk Nowitzki (4)[7] United States Dallas Mavericks
2006
Germany Dirk Nowitzki (5) United States Dallas Mavericks
2007
France Tony Parker[8] United States San Antonio Spurs
2008
Spain Pau Gasol [9][10] United States Memphis Grizzlies & United States Los Angeles Lakers
2009
Spain Pau Gasol (2)[11] United States Los Angeles Lakers
2010
Spain Pau Gasol (3) [12] United States Los Angeles Lakers
2011
Germany Dirk Nowitzki (6)[13] United States Dallas Mavericks
2012
Russia Andrei Kirilenko[14] Russia CSKA Moscow & United States Minnesota Timberwolves
2013
France Tony Parker (2)[15] United States San Antonio Spurs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Stojakovic wins 2001 Euroscar Award". nba.com. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  3. ^ "FIBA Hall of Fame Players List". FIBA. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
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  5. ^ "NBA & ABA Active Leaders and Records for Hall of Fame Probability". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  6. ^ "Dirk Nowitzki". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  7. ^ "Nowitzki Wins Euroscar". FIBAEurope.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  8. ^ "Parker Wins Euroscar". Interbasket.net. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  9. ^ "Pau Gasol is 2008 European Player of the Year". Interbasket.net. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  10. ^ "Gasol Wins Euroscar (2008)". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  11. ^ "Europlayer Gazzetta Pau Gasol". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  12. ^ "Gasol Europlayer Gazzetta 2010". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  13. ^ "Dirk Nowitzki: "Angela Merkel is nice"; "I want to top Sabonis."". Ballin' Europe. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  14. ^ "Kirilenko king The Russian is voted Europlayer 2012". La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  15. ^ "Europlayer 2013 a Parker Bissato il successo del 2007". La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2014-01-15.