Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

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ICC Award for Best Player
Presented by ICC
First awarded 2004
Currently held by Australia Mitchell Johnson (cricketer)

The Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy is a cricket trophy awarded annually by the International Cricket Council to its chosen world player of the Year. It was first awarded in 2004 to Rahul Dravid.

The trophy is handcrafted by leading international crystal manufacturer Swarovski. The design features a red crystal cricket ball studded with over 4200 Swarovski crystal chantons, resting on a brass hand extended from a gold-plated base.

The trophy is named after former West Indies cricket captain Sir Garfield Sobers, whose name was chosen by a panel consisting of Richie Benaud, Sunil Gavaskar and Michael Holding. They were asked by the ICC to select "an individual with whom to honour cricket's ultimate individual award".[1]

As of 2015 they are known as the LG ICC Awards.


The recipient of the annual award is selected by an "academy" of 56 individuals (expanded from 50 in 2004), including the current national team captains of the Test-playing nations (10), members of the elite panel of ICC umpires and referees (18), and certain prominent former players and cricket correspondents (28). In the event of a tie in the voting, the award is shared.


Superlative ICC Player of the Year ICC Test Player of The Year ICC ODI Player of The Year Overall
Player with most awards Australia Ricky Ponting 2 India Sachin Tendulkar 2 India MS Dhoni 2 Australia Ricky Ponting
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara
Player with most nominations Australia Ricky Ponting
West Indies Cricket Board Shivnarine Chanderpaul
3 South Africa Jacques Kallis
Australia Ricky Ponting
3 India Sachin Tendulkar
Pakistan Mohammed Yousuf
3 Pakistan Mohammed Yousuf
Australia Ricky Ponting
Player with most nominations
(without ever winning)
South Africa Hashim Amla 3 Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene
Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan
West Indies Cricket Board Shivnarine Chanderpaul
2 India Sachin Tendulkar
Pakistan Mohammed Yousuf
3 Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene 6
Oldest winner India Sachin Tendulkar 37 Pakistan Mohammad Yousuf 33 Australia Matthew Hayden 36 India Sachin Tendulkar 37
Youngest winner England Andrew Flintoff 27 South Africa Dale Steyn 25 India Virat Kohli 23 India Virat Kohli 23

List of Winners[edit]


2004 Winner: India Rahul Dravid

2005 Winners: South AfricaJacques Kallis and England Andrew Flintoff

2006 Winner: Australia Ricky Ponting

2007 Winner: Australia Ricky Ponting

2008 Winner: West Indies Cricket BoardShivnarine Chanderpaul

2009 Winner: AustraliaMitchell Johnson

2010 Winner: India Sachin Tendulkar

2011 Winner: EnglandJonathan Trott

2012 Winner: Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara

2013 Winner: AustraliaMichael Clarke

2014 Winner: AustraliaMitchell Johnson

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Inauguration of ICC Test Player of the Year trophy
  2. ^ List of winners of the Sir Garfield Sobers TrophyThe Tribune, December 7, 2013
  3. ^ "Nominees - LG ICC Awards 2014". LG ICC Awards. International Cricket Council. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 

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