Don Balón Award

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From 1976[1] until 2010, the Spanish sports magazine Don Balón conferred the Don Balón Award (Premio Don Balón) to the best Spanish player, the best foreign player, the best referee and the breakthrough player in La Liga. These awards ceased to exist after the closure of the magazine in 2011.

Winners[edit]

Season Best Spanish player Best foreign player Best Breakthrough player Best coach Best referee
1975–76 Miguel Ángel González
(Real Madrid)
Netherlands Johan Neeskens
(Barcelona)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miljan Miljanić
(Real Madrid)
1976–77 Juanito
(Burgos)
Netherlands Johan Cruyff
(Barcelona)
Spain Luis Aragonés
(Atlético Madrid)
1977–78 Migueli
(Barcelona)
Netherlands Johan Cruyff
(Barcelona)
Spain Luis Molowny
(Real Madrid)
1978–79 Quini
(Sporting Gijón)
Germany Uli Stielike
(Real Madrid)
Spain Luis Molowny
(Real Madrid)
1979–80 Rafael Gordillo
(Real Betis)
Germany Uli Stielike
(Real Madrid)
Spain Luis Molowny
(Real Madrid)
1980–81 Urruti
(Espanyol)
Germany Uli Stielike
(Real Madrid)
Spain Alberto Ormaetxea
(Real Sociedad)
1981–82 Miguel Tendillo
(Valencia)
Germany Uli Stielike
(Real Madrid)
Spain Alberto Ormaetxea
(Real Sociedad)
1982–83 Juan Antonio Señor
(Zaragoza)
Argentina Juan Barbas
(Zaragoza)
Spain Javier Clemente
(Athletic Bilbao)
1983–84 Manuel Cervantes
(Murcia)
Argentina Juan Barbas
(Zaragoza)
Spain Javier Clemente
(Athletic Bilbao)
1984–85 Migueli
(Barcelona)
Germany Bernd Schuster
(Barcelona)
England Terry Venables
(Barcelona)
1985–86 Míchel
(Real Madrid)
Argentina Jorge Valdano
(Real Madrid)
Spain Juan Carlos
(Valladolid)
Spain Luis Molowny
(Real Madrid)
Emilio Carlos Guruceta
1986–87 Andoni Zubizarreta
(Barcelona)
Mexico Hugo Sánchez
(Real Madrid)
Spain Ernesto Valverde
(Espanyol)
Spain Javier Clemente
(Espanyol)
Emilio Carlos Guruceta
1987–88 Juan Antonio Larrañaga
(Real Sociedad)
Brazil Alemão
(Atlético Madrid)
Spain Sebastián Losada
(Espanyol)
Netherlands Leo Beenhakker
(Real Madrid)
Emilio Soriano Aladrén
1988–89 Fernando
(Valencia)
Argentina Oscar Ruggeri
(Logroñés)
Spain Luis Milla
(Barcelona)
Wales John Toshack
(Real Sociedad)
Victoriano Sánchez Arminio
1989–90 Rafael Martín Vázquez
(Real Madrid)
Mexico Hugo Sánchez
(Real Madrid)
Spain Pedro
(Logroñés)
Wales John Toshack
(Real Madrid)
Emilio Soriano Aladrén
1990–91 Andoni Goikoetxea
(Barcelona)
Germany Bernd Schuster
(Atlético Madrid)
Spain Luis Enrique
(Sporting Gijón)
Netherlands Johan Cruyff
(Barcelona)
Ildefonso Urízar Azpitarte
1991–92 Agustín Elduayen
(Burgos)
Denmark Michael Laudrup
(Barcelona)
Spain Delfí Geli
(Albacete)
Netherlands Johan Cruyff
(Barcelona)
Raúl García de Loza
1992–93 Fran
(Deportivo)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miroslav Đukić
(Deportivo)
Spain Julen Guerrero
(Athletic Bilbao)
Spain Arsenio Iglesias
(Deportivo)
Juan Andújar Oliver
1993–94 Julen Guerrero
(Athletic Bilbao)
Bulgaria Hristo Stoitchkov
(Barcelona)
Spain Sergi Barjuán
(Barcelona)
Spain Víctor Fernández
(Zaragoza)
Antonio Jesús López Nieto
1994–95 José Amavisca
(Real Madrid)
Chile Iván Zamorano
(Real Madrid)
Spain Raúl
(Real Madrid)
Spain Arsenio Iglesias
(Deportivo)
Arturo Daudén Ibáñez
1995–96 José Luis Caminero
(Atlético Madrid)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Predrag Mijatović
(Valencia)
Spain Iván de la Peña
(Barcelona)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radomir Antić
(Atlético Madrid)
Antonio Jesús López Nieto
1996–97 Raúl
(Real Madrid)
Brazil Ronaldo
(Barcelona)
Spain Víctor
(Valladolid)
Argentina Vicente Cantatore
(Valladolid)
Manuel Mejuto González
1997–98 Alfonso
(Real Betis)
Brazil Rivaldo
(Barcelona)
Spain Albert Celades
(Barcelona)
Spain Javier Irureta
(Celta Vigo)
José María García Aranda
1998–99 Raúl
(Real Madrid)
Portugal Luís Figo
(Barcelona)
Spain Xavi
(Barcelona)
Argentina Héctor Cúper
(Mallorca)
Manuel Mejuto González
1999–2000 Raúl
(Real Madrid)
Portugal Luís Figo
(Barcelona)
Spain Iker Casillas
(Real Madrid)
Spain Javier Irureta
(Deportivo)
Antonio Jesús López Nieto
2000–01 Raúl
(Real Madrid)
Portugal Luís Figo
(Real Madrid)
Spain Carles Puyol
(Barcelona)
Spain Mané
(Alavés)
José María García Aranda
2001–02 Raúl
(Real Madrid)
France Zinedine Zidane
(Real Madrid)
Spain Joaquín
(Real Betis)
Spain Rafael Benítez
(Valencia)
Antonio Jesús López Nieto
2002–03 Xabi Alonso
(Real Sociedad)
Turkey Nihat Kahveci
(Real Sociedad)
Italy Thiago Motta
(Barcelona)
France Raynald Denoueix
(Real Sociedad)
Manuel Mejuto González
2003–04 Vicente
(Valencia)
Brazil Ronaldinho
(Barcelona)
Brazil Júlio Baptista
(Sevilla)
Spain Javier Irureta
(Deportivo)
César Muñiz Fernández
2004–05 Xavi
(Barcelona)
Argentina Juan Román Riquelme
(Villarreal)
Spain Sergio Ramos
(Sevilla)
Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
(Barcelona)
Alberto Undiano Mallenco
2005–06 David Villa
(Valencia)
Brazil Ronaldinho
(Barcelona)
Spain Raúl Albiol
(Valencia)
Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
(Barcelona)
Manuel Mejuto González
2006–07 Santi Cazorla
(Recreativo)
Argentina Lionel Messi
(Barcelona)
Spain Alexis
(Getafe)
Spain Juande Ramos
(Sevilla)
Alberto Undiano Mallenco
2007–08 Marcos Senna
(Villarreal)
Argentina Sergio Agüero
(Atlético Madrid)
Spain Bojan
(Barcelona)
Spain Gregorio Manzano
(Mallorca)
Manuel Mejuto González
2008–09 Andrés Iniesta
(Barcelona)
Argentina Lionel Messi
(Barcelona)
Spain Gerard Piqué
(Barcelona)
Spain Pep Guardiola
(Barcelona)
Miguel Ángel Pérez Lasa
2009–10 Borja Valero
(Mallorca)
Argentina Lionel Messi
(Barcelona)
Spain Javi Martínez
(Athletic Bilbao)
Spain Pep Guardiola
(Barcelona)
Javier Turienzo Álvarez

By foreign player[edit]

Player Total Season
Germany Uli Stielike 4 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82
Portugal Luís Figo 3 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01
Argentina Lionel Messi 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10
Argentina Juan Barbas 2 1982–83, 1983–84
Netherlands Johan Cruyff 1976–77, 1977–78
Brazil Ronaldinho 2003–04, 2005–06
Mexico Hugo Sánchez 1986–87, 1989–90
Germany Bernd Schuster 1984–85, 1990–91

By Spanish player[edit]

Player Total Season
Raúl 5 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02
Migueli 2 1977–78, 1984–85

By manager[edit]

Manager Total Season
Spain Luis Molowny 4 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1985–86
Spain Javier Clemente 3 1982–83, 1983–84, 1986–87
Spain Javier Irureta 1997–98, 1999-00, 2003–04
Netherlands Johan Cruyff 2 1990–91, 1991–92
Spain Pep Guardiola 2008–09, 2009–10
Spain Arsenio Iglesias 1992–93, 1994–95
Spain Alberto Ormaetxea 1980–81, 1981–82
Netherlands Frank Rijkaard 2004–05, 2005–06
Wales John Toshack 1988–89, 1989–90

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prasidh Kumar Mishra (10 October 2010). Sports Journalism. Pinnacle Technology. p. 91. ISBN 978-1-61820-463-9. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 

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