Middlesbrough F.C. Player of the Year

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This article lists the winners of the various Middlesbrough Football Club Player of the Year awards. Records include the official club player of the year, the official supporters' club's player of the year, and the player of the year as voted by the players themselves.

Middlesbrough official awards[edit]

Official player of the year[edit]

Year Winner Ref
1965–66 England Gordon Jones
1966–67
1967–68 England Richard Rooks
1968–69 England Richard Rooks
1969–70 England George Smith
1970–71 England Gordon Jones
1971–72 Northern Ireland Jim Platt
England Stuart Boam
1972–73 England Willie Maddren
1973–74 Scotland Graeme Souness
1974–75
1975–76
1976–77
1977–78 England Stan Cummins
1978–79 England Stuart Boam
1979–80 England David Armstrong
1980–81 Northern Ireland Jim Platt
1981–82
1982–83
1983–84
1984–85 England Tony Mowbray
1985–86 England Tony Mowbray
1986–87
1987–88
1988–89
1989–90
1990–91 England Ian Baird
1991–92
1992–93
1993–94
1994–95
1995–96
1996–97 Brazil Juninho Paulista [1]
1997–98
1998–99 Colombia Hamilton Ricard
1999–00
2000–01
2001–02* England Gareth Southgate
2002–03
2003–04 Netherlands George Boateng
2004–05 England Stewart Downing [2]
2005–06 Nigeria Yakubu Aiyegbeni [3]
2006–07 England Jonathan Woodgate
2007–08 England David Wheater [4]
2008–09 Turkey Tuncay Şanlı [5]
2009–10 Scotland Barry Robson [6]
2010–11 England Joe Bennett [7]
2011–12 Scotland Barry Robson [8]
2012–13 England Jason Steele [9]
2013–14 England George Friend [10]

Young player of the year[edit]

Year Winner Ref
1974–75 Scotland Tony McAndrew
1975–76 England Stan Cummins
1991–92 England Jamie Pollock
2005–06 England Lee Cattermole [3]
2008–09 England Matthew Bates [5]
2011–12 England Jason Steele [8]
2012–13 England Jason Steele [9]
2013–14 England Ben Gibson [11]

Supporters' club awards[edit]

Supporters' club player of the year[edit]

Year Winner Ref
1992–93 Scotland John Hendrie
1993–94 England Curtis Fleming
1996–97 Brazil Juninho Paulista [12]
1997–98 Italy Gianluca Festa [12]
1998–99 Colombia Hamilton Ricard and
England Robbie Mustoe
[12]
1999–2000 England Paul Ince [12]
2000–01 Croatia Alen Bokšić [12]
2001–02 England Gareth Southgate [12]
2002–03 England Jonathan Greening [12]
2003–04 Netherlands George Boateng [12][13]
2004–05 Netherlands Bolo Zenden [12][14]
2005–06 Nigeria Yakubu Aiyegbeni [12]
2006–07 Austria Emanuel Pogatetz [12]
2007–08 England Stewart Downing [4][12]
2008–09 Turkey Tuncay Şanlı [12]
2009–10 England Gary O'Neil [15]
2010–11 Argentina Julio Arca [16]
2011–12 Scotland Barry Robson [17]
2012–13 England Grant Leadbitter [9]
2013–14 England George Friend [18]

Supporters' club young player of the year[edit]

Year Winner Ref
2003–04 England Stewart Downing [12]
2004–05 England Tony McMahon [12][14]
2005–06 England Lee Cattermole [12]
2006–07 England Andrew Taylor [12]
2007–08 England David Wheater [4][12]
2008–09 England Adam Johnson [12]
2009–10 Australia Rhys Williams [15]
2010–11 England Joe Bennett [16]
2011–12 England Jason Steele [17]
2012–13 England Josh McEachran [9]
2013–14 England Ben Gibson [18]

Community player of the year (2003–present)[edit]

aka John Ovington Community Player of the Year
Year Winner Ref
2003–04 France Franck Queudrue [19]
2004–05 England Stewart Downing [14]
2005–06 France Franck Queudrue [3]
2006–07 England Lee Cattermole [20]
2007–08 England David Wheater [21]
2008–09 England David Wheater [12]
2009–10 Wales Danny Coyne and
England David Wheater
[15]
2010–11 Wales Danny Coyne [16]
2011–12 England Tony McMahon [17]
2012–13 England George Friend [9]
2013–14 England George Friend [18]

Players' player awards[edit]

Players' player of the year[edit]

Year Winner Ref
1992–93 England Andy Peake
2003–04 Brazil Doriva [22]
2004–05 England Stewart Downing [23]
2005–06 England Chris Riggott
2006–07 Austria Emanuel Pogatetz
2007–08 England Stewart Downing [4]
2008–09 Turkey Tuncay Şanlı [5]
2009–10 England Gary O'Neil [24]
2010–11 Argentina Julio Arca [7]
2011–12 Australia Rhys Williams [8]
2012–13 England George Friend [9]
2013–14 England George Friend [10]

Players' young player of the year[edit]

Year Winner Ref
2003–04 England Andrew Davies [22]
2004–05 England Tony McMahon [23]
2007–08 England David Wheater [4]
2008–09 England Matthew Bates [5]
2009–10 Australia Rhys Williams [24]
2010–11 England Joe Bennett [7]
2012–13 England Jason Steele [9]

Other awards[edit]

Evening Gazette player of the year[edit]

Also known as the Evening Gazette's "Star Man".
Year Winner Ref
1968–69 Northern Ireland Eric McMordie
2003–04 Netherlands George Boateng [13]
2004–05 England Stewart Downing [25]
2009–10 England Gary O'Neil [24]
The award went to Boateng, Greening, Southgate and Ince in the years prior to Downing in 2005.

Regional awards[edit]

North East player of the year[edit]

In 1989, the Hennessy North East Player of [the] Year award.
Since 2002, has been the Prince's Trust North East Player of the Year.
Year Winner Club Ref
1981 Northern Ireland Jim Platt Middlesbrough
1989 Republic of Ireland Bernie Slaven Middlesbrough
2002 England Alan Shearer Newcastle United [26]
2004 England Gareth Southgate Middlesbrough [27]
2005 England Stewart Downing Middlesbrough [28]
2006 Republic of Ireland Shay Given Newcastle United [29]
2007 England Jonathan Woodgate Middlesbrough [30]
2008 England Stewart Downing Middlesbrough [31]

North East young player of the year[edit]

Since 2002, has been the Prince's Trust North East Young Player of the Year.
Year Winner Club Ref
2002 Wales Craig Bellamy Newcastle United [26]
2004 Scotland Kevin Kyle Sunderland [27]
2005 England Stewart Downing Middlesbrough [28]
2006 England Charles N'Zogbia Newcastle United [32]
2007 England James Milner Newcastle United [30]
2008 England David Wheater Middlesbrough [31]

North East Football Writers' player of the year (1980–present)[edit]

Year Winner Club Ref
1980 England David Armstrong Middlesbrough [33]
1981 Northern Ireland Jim Platt Middlesbrough [33]
1982
1983 England Kevin Keegan Newcastle United [33]
1984 England Kevin Keegan Newcastle United [33]
1985
1986 England Peter Beardsley Newcastle United [33]
1987 Northern Ireland David McCreery
England Neil McDonald
Newcastle United [34]
1988 England Tony Mowbray Middlesbrough [33]
1989 England Marco Gabbiadini Sunderland [35]
1990
1991 England Joe Allon Hartlepool United [36]
1992 England Stephen Pears Middlesbrough [33]
1993
1994 England Peter Beardsley Newcastle United [33]
1995
1996
1997 Brazil Juninho Paulista Middlesbrough [33]
1998 England Paul Merson Middlesbrough [33]
1999 Republic of Ireland Niall Quinn Sunderland [33][37]
2000 England Kevin Phillips Sunderland [37]
2001 Denmark Thomas Sørensen Sunderland [38]
2002 Republic of Ireland Shay Given Newcastle United [39]
2003 England Alan Shearer Newcastle United [33][40]
2004 England Gareth Southgate Middlesbrough [33][41]
2005 England Stewart Downing Middlesbrough [33][42]
2006 Republic of Ireland Shay Given Newcastle United [43]
2007 Jamaica Nyron Nosworthy
England Dean Whitehead
Sunderland [34]
2008 England David Wheater Middlesbrough [33]
Bryan 'Pop' Robson won the award for Sunderland, year unknown.[37]
Kevin Keegan and Peter Beardsley both won the award prior to 2004.[41]
David Armstrong, Jim Platt, Tony Mowbray, Stephen Pears, Juninho Paulista and Paul Merson all won the award for Middlesbrough since 1980.[33]

North East Football Writers' young player of the year (????–present)[edit]

Year Winner Club Ref
2008 England David Wheater Middlesbrough [33]
2013 England Jason Steele Middlesbrough [44]

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