PSA Athlete of the Year

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PSA Athlete of the Year
Country Philippines
Presented by Philippine Sportswriters Association
Currently held by Hidilyn Diaz (2016)

The PSA Athlete of the Year is given by the Philippine Sportswriters Association to the best Filipino athletes annually. It is part of the PSA's Annual Awards Night, one of the most prestigious sport-related awards in the Philippines.

Notable athletes who were given this award include Rafael Nepomuceno, Bong Coo, Eric Buhain, Lydia de Vega, Efren Reyes, Manny Pacquiao and Hidilyn Diaz


Year Winner Sport
1976 Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno Bowling
Not awarded N/A
1980 Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno Bowling
1981 Not awarded N/A
1982 Lydia de Vega Track and Field
1983 Frank Cedeño Professional Boxing
Bong Coo Bowling
1984 Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno Bowling
Dodie Boy Peñalosa Professional Boxing
1985 Dodie Boy Peñalosa Professional Boxing
Joann Chan Archery
1986 Ramon Brobio Golf
Lydia de Vega Track and Field
Bong Coo Bowling
1987 Lydia de Vega Track and Field
Eric Buhain Swimming
1988 Leopoldo Serrantes Amateur Boxing
Ariane Cerdena Bowling
1989 Luisito Espinosa Professional Boxing
1986 Frankie Miñoza Golf
Luisito Espinosa Professional Boxing
Roberto Jalnaiz Amateur Boxing
1991 Eric Buhain Swimming
1992 Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno Bowling
1993 Elma Muros Track and Field
1994 Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco Amateur Boxing
Elias Recaido Amateur Boxing
Reynaldo Gallido Amateur Boxing
1995 Elma Muros Track and Field
1996 Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno Bowling
1997 Pia Adelle Reyes Gymnastics
Gerry Peñalosa Professional Boxing
1998 Frankie Miñoza Golf
Luisito Espinosa Professional Boxing
1999 Efren “Bata” Reyes Billiards
2000 Dorothy Delasin Golf
2001 Efren “Bata” Reyes Billiards
Dorothy Delasin Golf
2002 Manny Pacquiao Professional Boxing
Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski Equestrian Sports
2003 Manny Pacquiao Professional Boxing
CJ Suarez Bowling
2004 Manny Pacquiao Professional Boxing
Jennifer Rosales Golf
2005[1] Team Philippines (2005 SEA Games) Various Sports
2006[2] Manny Pacquiao Professional Boxing
Joan Tipon Amateur Boxing
Violito Payla Amateur Boxing
Ronato Alcano Billiards
Antonio Gabica Billiards
Efren “Bata” Reyes Billiards
Biboy Rivera Bowling
Rene Catalan Wushu
2007 Nonito Donaire Professional Boxing
Miguel Molina Swimming
2008 Manny Pacquiao Professional Boxing
2009 Rubilen Amit Billiards
Marestella Torres Athletics (Long Jump)
Rani Ann Ortega Taekwondo (Poomsae)
Camille Alarilla Taekwondo (Poomsae)
Janice Lagman Taekwondo (Poomsae)
2010[3] Francisco Bustamante Billiards
Dennis Orcollo Billiards
Biboy Rivera Bowling
Rey Saludar Amateur Boxing
2011[4] Nonito Donaire Professional Boxing
Dennis Orcollo Billiards
2012[5] Nonito Donaire Boxing
Manila Big League team (women's) Softball
Josie Gabuco Boxing
Ateneo Blue Eagles (men's) Basketball
2013[6] Philippine national team (men's) Basketball
2014[7] Daniel Caluag BMX cycling
2015[8] Nonito Donaire Boxing
Donnie Nietes Boxing
Miguel Tabuena Golf
2016[9] Hidilyn Diaz Weightlifting

Special awards[edit]