Alan Hardaker Trophy

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Bernardo Silva is the current incumbent of the award

The Alan Hardaker Trophy is an annual association football award presented to the Man of the Match in the EFL Cup final since 1990.[1][2]

The Alan Hardaker Trophy was first awarded in 1990, Des Walker was the inaugural recipient. Ben Foster, John Terry and Vincent Kompany have won the award on two occasions, the most wins by an individual. Manchester United have received the award five times, more than any other club. English players have won the trophy sixteen times, which is a record; the only other nations with multiple wins are Scotland and Belgium, with two recipients.

Winners[edit]

Key to score column
 dagger  – Indicates the match was decided by a replay
 *!  – Indicates the match went to penalty shootout
Alan Hardaker Trophy winners
Final Player Nationality Team Opponents Score
1990 Des Walker  England Nottingham Forest Oldham Athletic 1–0
1991 Nigel Pearson  England Sheffield Wednesday Manchester United 1–0
1992 Brian McClair  Scotland Manchester United Nottingham Forest 1–0
1993 Paul Merson  England Arsenal Sheffield Wednesday 2–1
1994 Kevin Richardson  England Aston Villa Manchester United 3–1
1995 Steve McManaman  England Liverpool Bolton Wanderers 2–1
1996 Andy Townsend  Ireland Aston Villa Leeds United 3–0
1997 Steve Walsh  England Leicester City Middlesbrough dagger 1–1 dagger
1998 Dennis Wise  England Chelsea Middlesbrough 2–0
1999 Allan Nielsen  Denmark Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City 1–0
2000 Matt Elliott  Scotland Leicester City Tranmere Rovers 2–1
2001 Robbie Fowler  England Liverpool Birmingham City * 1–1 *
2002 Brad Friedel  United States Blackburn Rovers Tottenham Hotspur 2–1
2003 Jerzy Dudek  Poland Liverpool Manchester United 2–0
2004 Boudewijn Zenden  Netherlands Middlesbrough Bolton Wanderers 2–1
2005 John Terry  England Chelsea Liverpool 3–2
2006 Wayne Rooney  England Manchester United Wigan Athletic 4–0
2007 Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast Chelsea Arsenal 2–1
2008 Jonathan Woodgate  England Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea 2–1
2009 Ben Foster  England Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur * 0–0 *
2010 Antonio Valencia  Ecuador Manchester United Aston Villa 2–1
2011 Ben Foster (2)  England Birmingham City Arsenal 2–1
2012 Stewart Downing  England Liverpool Cardiff City * 2–2 *
2013 Nathan Dyer  England Swansea City Bradford City 5–0
2014 Samir Nasri  France Manchester City Sunderland 3–1
2015 John Terry (2)  England Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur 2–0
2016 Vincent Kompany  Belgium Manchester City Liverpool * 1–1 *
2017 Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden Manchester United Southampton 3–2
2018 Vincent Kompany (2)  Belgium Manchester City Arsenal 3–0
2019 Bernardo Silva  Portugal Manchester City Chelsea * 0–0 *

Awards won by nationality[edit]

Country Win(s) Year(s)
 England 16 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
 Scotland 2 1992, 2000
 Belgium 2 2016, 2018
 Ireland 1 1996
 Denmark 1 1999
 United States 1 2002
 Poland 1 2003
 Netherlands 1 2004
 Ivory Coast 1 2007
 Ecuador 1 2010
 France 1 2014
 Sweden 1 2017
 Portugal 1 2019

Awards won by club[edit]

Club Win(s) Year(s)
Manchester United 5 1992, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2017
Liverpool 4 1995, 2001, 2003, 2012
Chelsea 4 1998, 2005, 2007, 2015
Manchester City 4 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019
Aston Villa 2 1994, 1996
Leicester City 2 1997, 2000
Tottenham Hotspur 2 1999, 2008
Nottingham Forest 1 1990
Sheffield Wednesday 1 1991
Arsenal 1 1993
Blackburn Rovers 1 2002
Middlesbrough 1 2004
Birmingham City 1 2011
Swansea City 1 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alan Hardaker Trophy Winners". Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2010. Football League, 26 February 2012
  2. ^ The Alan Hardaker Trophy EFL