Korisliiga Most Valuable Player

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In the Korisliiga, the top Finnish professional basketball league, two awards are considered the Most Valuable Player award. The first, the Player of the Year, goes to the best Finnish player in the league. The second, is the Best Foreigner (in Finnish, vuoden ulkomaalaisvahvistus).

Key[edit]

* Inducted into the Finnish Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been the scoring leader up to and including that season
G Guard F Forward C Center

Import Players[edit]

Damon Williams won the award twice
Season Player Pos. Nationality Team Ref(s)
1996–97 Kurk Lee PG  United States Torpan Pojat [1]
1997–98 James Gatewood F  United States Torpan Pojat [1]
1998–99 Faisal Abraham F  U.S. Virgin Islands Salon Vilpas [1]
1999–00 Marcus Grant F  United States Namika Lahti [1]
2000–01 Damon Williams F  United States Pyrbasket [1]
2001–02 Lonnie Cooper G  United States Espoon Honka [1]
2002–03 Marcus Grant (2×) F  United States Espoon Honka [1]
2003–04 Marcus Grant (3×) F  United States Kouvot [1]
2004–05 Tim Kisner G  United States Salon Vilpas [1]
2005–06 Boakai Lalugba F  Liberia[a] UU Korihait [1]
2006–07 Jerald Fields F  United States KTP-Basket [1]
2007–08 Corey Smith G  United States Kouvot [1]
2008–09 Ray Nixon F  United States Namika Lahti [1]
2009–10 A. J. Moye G  United States Kouvot [1]
2010–11 Damon Williams (2×) F  United States Tampereen Pyrintö [1]
2011–12 Jeb Ivey PG  United States Nilan Bisons Loimaa [1]
2012–13 Martin Zeno G  United States Nilan Bisons [1]
2013–14 Kyle Fogg PG  United States Korikobrat [2]
2014–15 Robert Arnold SF  United States Joensuun Kataja [1]
2015–16 Lamont Jones G  United States Kobrat [1]
2016–17 Juwan Staten PG  United States Vilpas Vikings [3]
2017–18 Aaron Jones C  United States Vilpas Vikings [4]
2018–19 René Rougeau SF  United States Kauhajoen Karhu [4]
2020–21 Jeremiah Wood F  United States Salon Vilpas [1]
2021–22 Cameron Jones G  United States Kauhajoen Karhu [1]

Finnish Players[edit]

Teemu Rannikko is a three-times award winner
Season Player Pos. Team Ref(s)
1986–87 Mikael Salmi Helsingin NMKY [1]
1987–88 Sakari Pehkonen Helsingin NMKY [1]
1988–89 Pekka Markkanen Urheilijat [1]
1989–90 Petteri Nieminen Uudenkaupungin Urheilijat [1]
1990–91 Larry Pounds* KTP-Basket [1]
1991–92 Petri Niiranen Helsingin NMKY [1]
1992–93 Kari-Pekka Klinga* Torpan Pojat [1]
1993–94 Petri Niiranen (2) Helsingin NMKY [1]
1994–95 Kari-Pekka Klinga (2)* Torpan Pojat [1]
1995–96 Markku Larkio New Wave [1]
1996–97 Mika-Matti Tahvanainen Lahden NMKY [1]
1997–98 Pasi Riihelä Kouvot [1]
1998–99 Teemu Rannikko Piiloset [1]
1999–00 Teemu Rannikko (2) Piiloset [1]
2000–01 Roope Mäkelä Espoon Honka [1]
2001–02 Jukka Toijala Joensuun Kataja [1]
2002–03 Petri Virtanen BC Jyväskylä [1]
2003–04 Pasi Riihelä Lappeenrannan NMKY [1]
2004–05 Pasi Riihelä (2) Lappeenrannan NMKY [1]
2005–06 Petri Virtanen (2) Joensuun Kataja [1]
2006–07 Sami Lehtoranta (2) Joensuun Kataja [1]
2007–08 Petteri Koponen Espoon Honka [1]
2008–09 Antti Nikkilä Tampereen Pyrintö [1]
2009–10 Tuukka Kotti Espoon Honka [1]
2010–11 Ville Kaunisto Kouvot [1]
2011–12 Sami Lehtoranta (2) PF Joensuun Kataja [1]
2012–13 Samuel Haanpää SG Korikobrat [1]
2013–14 Antero Lehto PG Tampereen Pyrintö [5]
2014–15 Teemu Rannikko (3) PG Joensuun Kataja [1]
2015–16 Teemu Rannikko (4) PG Joensuun Kataja [1]
2016–17 Antto Nikkarinen PF Helsinki Seagulls [3]
2017–18 Tuukka Kotti C Helsinki Seagulls [3]
2018–19 Topias Palmi G Joensuun Kataja [6]
2020–21 Okko Järvi G Kauhajoki Karhu [1]
2021–22 Remu Raitanen F/C KTP-Basket [1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Boakai Lalugba also owns the United States' nationality

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az "Historia". www.basket.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2022-08-09.
  2. ^ "Kyle Fogg MVP". Arizona.247sports.com. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  3. ^ a b c "Rannikko Korisliigan finaalien MVP, Nikkarinen arvokkain pelaaja" (in Finnish). Basket.fi. 2017-05-17. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  4. ^ a b "Foreign Player of the Year". Basket.fi. Retrieved 2020-11-13.
  5. ^ "Lehto, Williams ja Poikola Korisliigan kauden parhaat - Suomen Koripalloliitto ry". Basket.fi. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  6. ^ "Palmi Korisliigan arvokkain pelaaja, Jones finaalien MVP". basket.fi (in Finnish). June 6, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2020.