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

Women[edit]

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

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