ACB Most Valuable Player Award

The ACB Most Valuable Player Award is an annual award of the Liga ACB, the top-tier professional basketball league in Spain. The ACB handed out the award first after the 1991–92 ACB season. Since then, four players have won the award more than once: Darryl Middleton (3-time winner), Arvydas Sabonis, Tanoka Beard, and Luis Scola (2-time winners). Additionally, only six Spanish players have won the award: Juan Carlos Navarro, Marc Gasol, Felipe Reyes, Fernando San Emeterio, Sergio Llull and naturalized Spanish player Nikola Mirotić. The winner of the award is determined by voting by coaches, players, fans (through online voting), and the media.

All-time award winnersEdit

Darryl Middleton was a three-time Liga ACB MVP (1992, 1993, 2000)
Arvydas Sabonis was a two time Liga ACB MVP, in 1994 and 1995
Luka Dončić was the youngest player ever to win the award, at age 19
^ Denotes player who is still active in the Liga ACB
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  Denotes player whose team won championship that year
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been named MVP at that time
Team (X) Denotes the number of times a player from this team had won at that time
Season Player Position Nationality Team
1991–92 Darryl Middleton Forward   United States Valvi Girona
1992–93 Darryl Middleton (2) Forward   United States Caja San Fernando
1993–94  Arvydas Sabonis* Center   Lithuania Real Madrid
1994–95 Arvydas Sabonis* (2) Center   Lithuania Real Madrid
1995–96 Michael Anderson Guard   United States Caja San Fernando
1996–97 Kenny Green Forward/Center   United States Taugrés Baskonia
1997–98 Dejan Bodiroga Forward   FR Yugoslavia[a] Real Madrid
1998–99 Tanoka Beard Forward/Center   United States Real Madrid
1999–00 Darryl Middleton (3) Forward   United States Casademont Girona
2000–01 Lou Roe Forward   United States Gijón Baloncesto
2001–02 Tanoka Beard Forward/Center   United States DKV Joventut
2002–03 Walter Herrmann Forward   Argentina Jabones Pardo Fuenlabrada
2003–04 Andrés Nocioni Forward   Argentina TAU Cerámica Baskonia
2004–05 Luis Scola Forward   Argentina TAU Cerámica Baskonia
2005–06 Juan Carlos Navarro Guard   Spain FC Barcelona
2006–07 Luis Scola (2) Forward   Argentina TAU Cerámica Baskonia
2007–08 Marc Gasol Center   Spain Akasvayu Girona
2008–09 Felipe Reyes^ Forward   Spain Real Madrid
2009–10  Tiago Splitter Center   Brazil Caja Laboral Baskonia
2010–11 Fernando San Emeterio^ Forward   Spain Caja Laboral Baskonia
2011–12 Andy Panko Forward   United States Lagun Aro GBC
2012–13  Nikola Mirotić Forward   Spain[b] Real Madrid
2013–14 Justin Doellman^ Forward   United States[c] Valencia
2014–15  Felipe Reyes^ (2) Forward   Spain Real Madrid
2015–16 Ioannis Bourousis Center   Greece Laboral Kutxa Baskonia
2016–17 Sergio Llull^ Guard   Spain Real Madrid
2017–18  Luka Dončić Guard   Slovenia Real Madrid
2018–19 Nicolás Laprovíttola^ Guard   Argentina Divina Seguros Joventut
  1. ^ Since the breakup of FR Yugoslavia, later known as Serbia and Montenegro, Bodiroga has held Serbian nationality.
  2. ^ Mirotić, born in Titograd (now Podgorica), also holds Montenegrin nationality. He represents Spain in international competitions.
  3. ^ Born an American citizen, Doellman gained Kosovar citizenship in 2017, and represents that country in international competitions.[1]

Awards won by clubEdit

Country Total
Real Madrid 9
Baskonia 7
Girona 3
Real Betis 2
Joventut Badalona 2
FC Barcelona 1

Awards won by nationalityEdit

Country Total
  United States 10
  Spain 7
  Argentina 5
  Lithuania 2
  Greece 1
  Brazil 1
  Slovenia 1

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