Player of the year award

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Several sports leagues honour their best player with an award called Player of the Year. In the United States, this type of award is usually called a Most Valuable Player award.

Association football[edit]

In association football, this award is held on both an international and national level.


In baseball, publications sometimes issue awards with this name:

Several awards for amateur baseball also exist:

Publications also issue annual player of the year awards, including Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, and the American Baseball Coaches Association.


In American basketball, several such awards are given:


In cricket, awards for the leading international player are the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World and the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy.

Gaelic football[edit]

In Gaelic football, it may mean Donegal GAA#Player of the Year.

Ice hockey[edit]

In ice hockey, in the United Kingdom the Player of the Year Trophy is awarded by Ice Hockey Journalists UK.


In lacrosse, two awards are given with this name, the Major League Lacrosse Offensive player of the Year Award and the Major League Lacrosse Defensive player of the Year Award.

Rugby league[edit]

In rugby league, player of the year awards include the Man of Steel in Super League and the Dally M Medal in the National Rugby League.

See also[edit]