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).

Legend[edit]

Key
Player (X) Name of the player and number of times they had won the award at that point (if more than one)


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

Finnish Players[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kyle Fogg MVP". Arizona.247sports.com. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  2. ^ a b c "Rannikko Korisliigan finaalien MVP, Nikkarinen arvokkain pelaaja" (in Finnish). Basket.fi. 2017-05-17. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. ^ a b "Foreign Player of the Year". Basket.fi. Retrieved 2020-11-13.
  4. ^ "Lehto, Williams ja Poikola Korisliigan kauden parhaat - Suomen Koripalloliitto ry". Basket.fi. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  5. ^ "Palmi Korisliigan arvokkain pelaaja, Jones finaalien MVP". basket.fi (in Finnish). June 6, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2020.