Player of the year award

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Several sports leagues honour their best player with an award called Player of the Year. In the United States, this type of award is usually called a Most Valuable Player award. The awards with the "player of the year" phrasing include these.

Association football[edit]

In association football, this award is held on both an international and national level.

Baseball[edit]

In baseball, publications sometimes issue awards with this name:

Several awards for amateur baseball also exist:

Publications also issue annual player of the year awards, including Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, and the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Basketball[edit]

In American basketball, several such awards are given:

Cricket[edit]

In cricket, awards for the leading international player are the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World and the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy.

Gaelic football[edit]

In Gaelic football, it may mean Donegal GAA#Player of the Year.

Ice hockey[edit]

In ice hockey, in the United Kingdom the Player of the Year Trophy is awarded by Ice Hockey Journalists UK.

Lacrosse[edit]

In lacrosse, two awards are given with this name, the Major League Lacrosse Offensive player of the Year Award and the Major League Lacrosse Defensive player of the Year Award.

See also[edit]