FIBA Europe Player of the Year Award

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The FIBA Europe Player of the Year Award is an annual official FIBA Europe award inaugurated in the year 2005, with awards given for both men and women. The winner is a basketball player that has European citizenship and whose performances with his or her sports club and/or national team throughout the year have reached the highest level of excellence. All European players, regardless of where they play in the world, qualify for the award, including NBA and WNBA players. Players do not have to play in any FIBA competitions at all in order to qualify.

The winner receives the prize after winning a vote of both the fans and a panel of basketball experts, media members, and coaches from 25 different countries. Consequently, the legitimacy of the men's award is somewhat higher than Eurobasket's All-Europeans Player of the Year, 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 in the years 1976 and 1979 respectively. All in all, the laureates are the same on all four lists in the great majority of cases, all of them representing the biggest European basketball stars since the mid-1970s.

Winners[edit]

If a winner played for more than one club team in the calendar year of his or her award, all teams are listed in chronological order. Note that women often play in the WNBA during the European off season.

Men[edit]

Year Winner Club(s)
2005
Germany Dirk Nowitzki United States Dallas Mavericks
2006
Greece Theo Papaloukas Russia CSKA Moscow
2007
Russia Andrei Kirilenko United States Utah Jazz
2008
Spain Pau Gasol United States Memphis Grizzlies & United States Los Angeles Lakers
2009
Spain Pau Gasol United States Los Angeles Lakers
2010
Serbia Miloš Teodosić Greece Olympiacos
2011
Germany Dirk Nowitzki United States Dallas Mavericks
2012
Russia Andrei Kirilenko Russia CSKA Moscow & United States Minnesota Timberwolves
2013
France Tony Parker United States San Antonio Spurs

Women[edit]

Year Winner Club(s)
2005
Russia Maria Stepanova Russia CSKA Samara & United States Phoenix Mercury
2006
Russia Maria Stepanova Russia CSKA Samara
2007
Latvia Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota Russia Dynamo Moscow
2008
Russia Maria Stepanova Russia CSKA Samara
2009
France Sandrine Gruda Russia UMMC Ekaterinburg & United States Connecticut Sun
2010
Czech Republic Hana Horáková Turkey Fenerbahçe
2011
Spain Alba Torrens Spain Perfumarias Avenida & Turkey Galatasaray
2012
France Céline Dumerc France Bourges
2013
Spain Sancho Lyttle Turkey Galatasaray

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