Best International Athlete ESPY Award

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Best International Athlete ESPY Award
Awarded forbest international athlete
LocationLos Angeles (2017)[1]
Presented byESPN
First awarded2006
Currently held byUsain Bolt (JAM)
Websitewww.espn.co.uk/espys/

The Best International Athlete ESPY Award is an award given to the sportsperson, irrespective of gender or sport contested, adjudged to have been the best or most outstanding of those born outside, or not possessing citizenship, of the United States who contest a major international individual sport primarily in the United States or a North American professional team sport in a given calendar year. From 2008 to 2009, the award was split into Best Female International Athlete ESPY Award and Best Male International Athlete ESPY Award.[2] The award was discontinued after 2009, but was reinstated in 2012.

Balloting for the award was conducted over the Internet by fans from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee. The ESPY Awards ceremony has been conducted in June or July since the 2002 ceremony; all awards conferred in that period reflect performance and achievement over the twelve months previous to presentation, which may span one or two seasons depending upon the recipient's particular sport.

List of winners[edit]

Year Image Sportsperson Nation of birth Team Competition,
federation,
or league
Sport Ref(s)
2006 Albert Pujols in 2008 Albert Pujols  Dominican Republic St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball Baseball [3]
2007 Roger Federer in 2007 Roger Federer   Switzerland N/A ATP Tour Tennis [4]
2008 Lorena Ochoa in 2008 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico N/A LPGA Tour Golf [5]
2009 Usain Bolt in 2009 Usain Bolt  Jamaica N/A N/A Athletics [6]
2012 Lionel Messi in 2012 Lionel Messi  Argentina FC Barcelona
Argentina
La Liga
FIFA/UEFA/AFA
Football [7]
2013 Usain Bolt in 2013 Usain Bolt  Jamaica N/A N/A Athletics [8]
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Real Madrid
Portugal
La Liga
FIFA/UEFA/FPF
Football [9]
2015 Lionel Messi in 2015 Lionel Messi  Argentina FC Barcelona
Argentina
La Liga
FIFA/UEFA/AFA
Football [10]
2016 Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Real Madrid
Portugal
La Liga
FIFA/UEFA/FPF
Football [11]
2017 Usain Bolt in 2017 Usain Bolt  Jamaica N/A N/A Athletics [1]
2018 Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Real Madrid
Portugal
La Liga
FIFA/UEFA/FPF
Football
2019 Lionel Messi in 2015 Lionel Messi  Argentina FC Barcelona
Argentina
La Liga
FIFA/UEFA/AFA
Football [12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Felt, Hunter (13 July 2017). "ESPY Awards 2017: Simone Biles and Russell Westbrook win Best Athletes – as it happened". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  2. ^ "All-Time ESPY Winners". ESPN MediaZone. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Armstrong, Sorenstam ESPY's Top Athletes". The Washington Post. 13 July 2006. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Athletes Honored With ESPYs". CBS News. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Lydia Ko up against Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for ESPY award". Stuff.co.nz. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Phelps a big winner at ESPY Awards". ABC News. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Leo Messi wins ESPY Award". FC Barcelona. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  8. ^ Keeney, Tim (18 July 2013). "ESPY Awards 2013 Winners: Results, Recap and Top Moments". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  9. ^ Zucker, Joseph (17 July 2014). "ESPY 2014 Winners: Awards Results, Recap, Top Moments and Twitter Reaction". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on 1 May 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Ko misses out to Messi at ESPYs". New Zealand Herald. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  11. ^ "2016 ESPY Awards Winners". San Diego Tribune. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Messi named Best International Men's Player at ESPY Awards". MARCA in English. 2019-07-12. Retrieved 2019-08-05.