Serie A Footballer of the Year

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Serie A Footballer of the Year
Awarded forConsidered to have performed the best in each given Serie A season
CountryItaly
Presented byItalian Footballers' Association (AIC)
First awarded1997
Current holderGianluigi Buffon (2017)
Highlights
Most awardsZlatan Ibrahimović, Andrea Pirlo (3)
Most consecutive winsAndrea Pirlo (3)
WebsiteOfficial website

The Serie A Footballer of the Year (Italian: Migliore calciatore assoluto) is a yearly award organized by the Italian Footballers' Association (AIC) given to the footballer who has been considered to have performed the best over the previous Serie A season.

Until 2010, the award was elected among the winner of the Best Italian Footballer and the winner of the Best Foreign Footballer to determine the best overall footballer.

The award is part of the Gran Galà del Calcio (formerly known as Oscar del Calcio) awards event and is considered amongst the most prestigious football awards in Italy.

Winners[edit]

Source:[1]

Key
double-dagger Indicates player won the FIFA World Player of the Year in the same season
§ Denotes the club were Serie A champions in the same season
Year Player Nationality Club Ref(s)
1997 Roberto Mancini  Italy Sampdoria [2]
1998 Ronaldo  Brazil Internazionale
1999 Christian Vieri  Italy Lazio
2000 Francesco Totti  Italy Roma
2001 Zinedine Zidane  France Juventus
2002 David Trezeguet  France Juventus§
2003 Pavel Nedvěd
Francesco Totti
 Czech Republic
 Italy
Juventus§
Roma
2004 Kaká  Brazil Milan§
2005 Alberto Gilardino  Italy Parma
2006 Fabio Cannavarodouble-dagger[note 1]  Italy Juventus
2007 Kakádouble-dagger  Brazil Milan
2008 Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden Internazionale§
2009 Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden Internazionale§
2010 Diego Milito  Argentina Internazionale§ [3]
2011 Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden Milan§ [4]
2012 Andrea Pirlo  Italy Juventus§ [5][6]
2013 Andrea Pirlo  Italy Juventus§ [7]
2014 Andrea Pirlo  Italy Juventus§ [8]
2015 Carlos Tevez  Argentina Juventus§ [9]
2016 Leonardo Bonucci  Italy Juventus§ [10]
2017 Gianluigi Buffon  Italy Juventus§ [11]

By club[edit]

Club Players Total
Juventus 8 10
Internazionale 3 4
Milan 2 3
Roma 1 2
Lazio 1 1
Parma 1 1
Sampdoria 1 1

By country[edit]

Country Individuals Total
 Italy 8 11
 Brazil 2 3
 France 2 2
 Sweden 1 3
 Argentina 2 2
 Czech Republic 1 1

By position[edit]

Position Individuals Total
Forward 9 12
Midfielder 4 7
Defender 2 2
Goalkeeper 1 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cannavaro was signed by Real Madrid from Juventus midway through 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AIC Oscar del Calcio: List of winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ Lawton, James (12 November 2010). "Mancini is failing to imbue City with courage of winners". The Independent. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. ^ Graffeo, Vito (24 January 2011). "Vincitori Oscar del Calcio 2010". SportLive.it (in Italian). Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Gran Gala' AIC 2011/ Ibra miglior giocatore, El Sharaawy giovane della B, ecco tutti i vincitori". IlSussidiario.net (in Italian). 24 January 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Gran Galà del Calcio Aic. E' Pirlo il migliore del 2012". Tuttosport (in Italian). 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 24 June 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  6. ^ Steinberg, Jacob; Murray, Scott; Harris, Daniel (21 June 2013). "The Joy of Six: free transfers". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Calcio, Gran Galà. Pirlo giocatore dell'anno: "Consiglio Totti a Prandelli"". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 27 January 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Serie A, 'Gran Galà del calcio': trionfa la Juve". Corriere dello Sport (in Italian). 15 December 2014. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  9. ^ Riggio, Salvatore (14 December 2015). "Gran Galà del Calcio: è dominio Juve, miglior squadra e miglior allenatore". Sport Mediaset (in Italian). Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Gran Galà del calcio, la Juventus fa incetta di premi" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Buffon named best player". Football Italia. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.

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