Serie A Defender of the Year

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The Serie A Defender of the Year (Italian: Migliore difensore) was a yearly award organized by the Italian Footballers' Association (AIC) since 2000 to 2010 as part of the Oscar del Calcio awards event, given to the defender who has been considered to have performed the best over the previous Serie A season.

Since 2011, best defenders are chosen as part of the Serie A Team of the Year award within the Gran Galà del Calcio awards event.

Winners[edit]

Year Player Club
2000
Italy Alessandro Nesta
Lazio
2001
Italy Alessandro Nesta
Lazio
2002
Italy Alessandro Nesta
Lazio
2003
Italy Alessandro Nesta
Milan
2004
Italy Paolo Maldini
Milan
2005
Italy Fabio Cannavaro
Juventus
2006
Italy Fabio Cannavaro
Juventus
2007
Italy Marco Materazzi
Internazionale
2008
Italy Giorgio Chiellini
Juventus
2009
Italy Giorgio Chiellini
Juventus
2010
Italy Giorgio Chiellini
Argentina Walter Samuel
Juventus
Internazionale

By club[edit]

Club Players Total
Juventus 2 4
Milan 2 2
Lazio 1 3
Internazionale 2 2

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