Mr. Europa

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The Mister Europa European Player of the Year Award is an annual basketball award created in 1976 and given today by the panel of journalists of the Italian weekly magazine Superbasket. Its purpose is to praise the best European basketball player, regardless of where he plays in the world, including NBA players, for a given season. The award is judged on the basis of both sports club and national team performances and accomplishments.

Like the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport's Euroscar Award, and the Eurobasket's All-Europeans Player of the Year, it is not the official FIBA European Player of the Year Award, which is given out by FIBA. Croatian small forward Toni Kukoč currently holds the record for most wins with four, three of them being consecutive, a record as well.

Honor roll[edit]

When a player has been with more than one club in the calendar year of his award, all are listed.

Three players are listed as citizens of more than one country:

  • Nikos Galis was a citizen of both the United States and Greece by birth—the US because of his birth in New Jersey, and Greece because both of his parents were Greek immigrants to the US.
  • Toni Kukoč is listed for 1991 as a citizen of both SFR Yugoslavia and Croatia because Croatia declared its independence in that year.
  • Peja Stojaković is listed as a citizen of both FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro in 2002, the year of establishment of the latter entity. He also holds Greek citizenshp.
Year Winner Country Club(s)
1976
Pierluigi Marzorati Italy Italy Cantù
1977
Dražen Dalipagić  SFR Yugoslavia Partizan Belgrade
1978
Dražen Dalipagić  SFR Yugoslavia Partizan Belgrade
1979
Vladimir Tkachenko  Soviet Union Stroitel Kiev
1980
Dino Meneghin  Italy Varese and
Olimpia Milano
1981
Dragan Kićanović  SFR Yugoslavia Partizan Belgrade
1982
Dragan Kićanović  SFR Yugoslavia Partizan Belgrade and
Scavolini Pesaro
1983
Dino Meneghin  Italy Olimpia Milano
1984
Juan Antonio San Epifanio  Spain FC Barcelona
1985
Arvydas Sabonis  Soviet Union Žalgiris Kaunas
1986
Dražen Petrović  SFR Yugoslavia Cibona Zagreb
1987
Nikos Galis  Greece/ United States Aris Thessaloniki
1988
Šarūnas Marčiulionis  Soviet Union Statyba Vilnius
1989
Vlade Divac  SFR Yugoslavia Partizan Belgrade and
Los Angeles Lakers
1990
Toni Kukoč  SFR Yugoslavia KK Split
1991
Toni Kukoč  SFR Yugoslavia/ Croatia KK Split and
Benetton Treviso
1992
Toni Kukoč  Croatia Benetton Treviso
1993
Dražen Petrović  Croatia New Jersey Nets
1994
Sasha Djordjević  FR Yugoslavia Olimpia Milano and
Fortitudo Bologna
1995
Sasha Djordjević  FR Yugoslavia Fortitudo Bologna
1996
Toni Kukoč  Croatia Chicago Bulls
1997
Arvydas Sabonis  Lithuania Portland Trail Blazers
1998
Predrag Danilović  FR Yugoslavia Virtus Bologna
1999
Andrea Meneghin  Italy Varese
2000
Gregor Fučka  Italy Fortitudo Bologna
2001
Peja Stojaković  FR Yugoslavia/ Greece Sacramento Kings
2002
Peja Stojaković  FR Yugoslavia/ Serbia and Montenegro
 Greece
Sacramento Kings
2003
Šarūnas Jasikevičius  Lithuania FC Barcelona and
Maccabi Tel Aviv
2004
Pau Gasol  Spain Memphis Grizzlies
2005
Dirk Nowitzki  Germany Dallas Mavericks
2006
Jorge Garbajosa  Spain Unicaja Málaga and
Toronto Raptors
2007
Dimitris Diamantidis[1]  Greece Panathinaikos
2008
Ricky Rubio[2]  Spain Joventut Badalona
2009
Pau Gasol[3]  Spain Los Angeles Lakers
2010
Juan Carlos Navarro[4]  Spain FC Barcelona

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