UEFA Club Footballer of the Year

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The UEFA Club Footballer of the Year was a football award presented by UEFA to the most outstanding performers of the European club football season. The award, along with "Best Goalkeeper," "Best Defender," "Best Midfielder," and "Best Forward," was given at the end of each season at a special gala in Monaco prior to the UEFA Super Cup. The honour had been bestowed upon first-class European football stars since the 1997–98 season, when it was awarded to Ronaldo, then of Inter Milan. For the 2010–11 season, it was replaced by the newly formed UEFA Best Player in Europe award.

Winners[edit]

Below is a list of all the recipients of the award:

Season Country Player Playing position Club Also won
1997–98  BRA Ronaldo Forward Italy Inter Milan Best Forward
1998–99  ENG David Beckham Midfielder England Manchester United Best Midfielder
1999–00  ARG Fernando Redondo Midfielder Spain Real Madrid
2000–01  GER Stefan Effenberg Midfielder Germany Bayern Munich
2001–02  FRA Zinedine Zidane Midfielder Spain Real Madrid
2002–03  ITA Gianluigi Buffon Goalkeeper Italy Juventus
2003–04  POR Deco Midfielder Portugal Porto Best Midfielder
2004–05  ENG Steven Gerrard Midfielder England Liverpool
2005–06  BRA Ronaldinho Forward Spain Barcelona
2006–07  BRA Kaká Midfielder Italy Milan Best Forward
2007–08  POR Cristiano Ronaldo Forward England Manchester United Best Forward
2008–09  ARG Lionel Messi Forward Spain Barcelona Best Forward
2009–10  ARG Diego Milito Forward Italy Inter Milan Best Forward

By country[edit]

Country Players
 Argentina 3
 Brazil 3
 England 2
 Portugal 2
 Germany 1
 France 1
 Italy 1

By club[edit]

Club Players
Italy Inter Milan 2
England Manchester United 2
Spain Real Madrid 2
Spain FC Barcelona 2
Germany Bayern Munich 1
Italy Juventus 1
Portugal FC Porto 1
England Liverpool 1
Italy AC Milan 1

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