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.

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

  • Toni Kukoč is listed for 1991 as a citizen of both 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 citizenship.
* 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)
1976
Italy Pierluigi Marzorati** Italy Forst Cantù
1977
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Dalipagić*** Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
1978
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Dalipagić*** (2) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
1979
Soviet Union Vladimir Tkachenko Soviet Union Stroitel
1980
Italy Dino Meneghin*** Italy Emerson Varèse & Italy Billy Milano
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*** (2) Italy Billy/Simac Milano
1984
Spain Juan Antonio San Epifanio "Epi" Spain FC Barcelona
1985
Soviet Union Arvydas Sabonis*** 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 Šarūnas Marčiulionis* Soviet Union Statyba
1989
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vlade Divac Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan & United States Los Angeles Lakers
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 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split & Italy Benetton Treviso
1992
Croatia Toni Kukoč Italy Benetton Treviso
1993
Croatia Dražen Petrović*** (2) United States New Jersey Nets
1994
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sasha Đorđević Italy Recoaro Milano & Italy Filodoro Bologna
1995
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sasha Đorđević Italy Filodoro/Teamsystem Bologna
1996
Croatia Toni Kukoč United States Chicago Bulls
1997
Lithuania Arvydas Sabonis*** (2) United States Portland Trail Blazers
1998
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sasha Danilović Italy Kinder Bologna
1999
Italy Andrea Meneghin Italy Varèse Roosters
2000
Italy Gregor Fučka Italy Paf Wennington Bologna
2001
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Greece Peja Stojaković United States Sacramento Kings
2002
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Greece Peja Stojaković United States Sacramento Kings
2003
Lithuania Šarūnas Jasikevičius Spain FC Barcelona & Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
2004
Spain Pau Gasol United States Memphis Grizzlies
2005
Germany Dirk Nowitzki United States Dallas Mavericks
2006
Spain Jorge Garbajosa Spain Unicaja Málaga & Canada Toronto Raptors
2007
Greece Dimitris Diamantidis[1] Greece Panathinaikos
2008
Spain Ricky Rubio[2] Spain Joventut Badalona
2009
Spain Pau Gasol[3] United States Los Angeles Lakers
2010
Spain Juan Carlos Navarro[4] Spain FC Barcelona

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