FIBA Europe Men's Player of the Year Award
The FIBA Europe Men's Player of the Year Award is an annual official FIBA Europe award inaugurated in the year 2005, with awards given to men's basketball players. The winner is a men's basketball player that has European citizenship, and whose performances with his sports club and/or national team throughout the year have reached the highest level of excellence. All men's European players, regardless of where they play in the world, qualify for the award, including NBA players. Players do not have to play in any FIBA competitions at all in order to qualify.
The winner receives the prize after winning a vote of both the fans and a panel of basketball experts, media members, and coaches from 25 different countries. Consequently, the legitimacy of the men's award is somewhat higher than Superbasket magazine's old Mister Europa Award and Gazzetta dello Sport's Euroscar Award, which do not include the fan vote. That being specified, the importance of those latter two awards rely on their tradition, as their inception occurred in the years 1976 and 1979 respectively. All in all, the laureates are the same on all three lists in the great majority of cases, all of them representing the biggest European basketball stars since the mid-1970s.
If a winner played for more than one club team in the calendar year of his award, all teams are listed in chronological order.
FIBA Europe Men's Players of the Year
|Year||Men's Players of the Year||Club(s)|
||Dirk Nowitzki||Dallas Mavericks|
||Theo Papaloukas||CSKA Moscow|
||Andrei Kirilenko||Utah Jazz|
||Pau Gasol||Memphis Grizzlies & Los Angeles Lakers|
||Pau Gasol (2)||Los Angeles Lakers|
||Dirk Nowitzki (2)||Dallas Mavericks|
||Andrei Kirilenko (2)||CSKA Moscow & Minnesota Timberwolves|
||Tony Parker||San Antonio Spurs|
||Tony Parker (2)||San Antonio Spurs|
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