Samba Gold

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Kaká received 2008 Samba Gold in Milanello
Kaká received 2008 Samba Gold in Milanello

The "Samba Gold" (Samba d'Or) is a football award given to the best Brazilian footballer in Europe, as awarded by the Sambafoot Company. The inaugural award was made in 2008. The Samba Gold is determined by three voter panels: journalists, fellow footballers and votes from Internet users.



Year First Club Result Second Club Result Third Club Result
2008 Kaká Italy Milan 25.03% Robinho England Manchester City 14.34% Luís Fabiano Spain Sevilla 13.65%
2009 Luís Fabiano Spain Sevilla 20.91% Júlio César Italy Inter Milan 17.58% Kaká Spain Real Madrid 16.35%
2010 Maicon Italy Inter Milan 12.60% Hernanes Italy Lazio 10.76% Thiago Silva Italy Milan 9.56%
2011 Thiago Silva Italy Milan 16.33% Dani Alves Spain Barcelona 15.56% Hulk Portugal Porto 14.41%
2012 Thiago Silva France Paris Saint-Germain 17.70% Ramires England Chelsea 17.04% Willian Ukraine Shakhtar Dontesk 10.19%
2013 Thiago Silva France Paris Saint-Germain 24.19% Dante Germany Bayern Munich 14.63% Oscar England Chelsea 8.20%
2014 Neymar Spain Barcelona 29.20% Miranda Spain Atlético Madrid 16.39% Felipe Melo Turkey Galatasaray 16.01%
2015 Neymar Spain Barcelona 37.87% Douglas Costa Germany Bayern Munich 13.00% Felipe Melo Italy Inter 9.39%
2016 Philippe Coutinho England Liverpool 32.13% Neymar Spain Barcelona 27.88% Casemiro Spain Real Madrid 13.35%