Belgian professional football awards

The Belgian professional football awards is a collection of awards given at the end of each season since 1983. Back then, the only award was the Manager of the Year. There are now 5 main awards: Footballer, Footballer (second division), Goalkeeper, Manager and Referee. The previous fifth award, the Young Footballer of the Year Award, was not awarded between 2008–09 and 2012–13. The voters are all the players from the Belgian Pro League as well as the Belgian footballers playing abroad at the highest level. The ceremony is organized together by the paper Sport Foot Magazine and the Belgian Football Association.

PalmaresEdit

Professional Footballer of the YearEdit

 
Jan Ceulemans won the award for the first three times
Season Winner Club Country
1983–84 Jan Ceulemans Club Brugge   Belgium
1984–85
1985–86
1986–87 Juan Lozano Anderlecht   Spain
1987–88 Marc Degryse Club Brugge   Belgium
1988–89 Marc Emmers Mechelen
1989–90 Marc Degryse Anderlecht
1990–91 Enzo Scifo
1991–92 Philippe Albert Mechelen
1992–93 Pär Zetterberg Charleroi   Sweden
1993–94 Lorenzo Staelens Club Brugge   Belgium
1994–95 Marc Degryse Anderlecht
1995–96 Luc Nilis
1996–97 Pär Zetterberg   Sweden
1997–98
1998–99 Souleymane Oularé Genk   Guinea
1999–2000 Marc Degryse Germinal Beerschot   Belgium
2000–01 Walter Baseggio Anderlecht
2001–02 Wesley Sonck Genk
2002–03 Timmy Simons Club Brugge
2003–04 Aruna Dindane Anderlecht   Ivory Coast
2004–05 Vincent Kompany   Belgium
2005–06 Mbark Boussoufa Gent   Morocco
2006–07 Mohammed Tchité Anderlecht   Belgium
2007–08 Milan Jovanović Standard Liège   Serbia
2008–09 Mbark Boussoufa Anderlecht   Morocco
2009–10
2010–11 Ivan Perišić Club Brugge   Croatia
2011–12 Matías Suárez Anderlecht   Argentina
2012–13 Carlos Bacca Club Brugge   Colombia
2013–14 Thorgan Hazard Zulte Waregem   Belgium
2014–15 Víctor Vázquez Club Brugge   Spain
2015–16 Sofiane Hanni Mechelen   Algeria
2016–17 Youri Tielemans Anderlecht   Belgium
2017–18 Hans Vanaken Club Brugge
2018–19
2019–20 not awarded as season was terminated early

Young Professional Footballer of the YearEdit

 
Youri Tielemans is a two-time winner of the award
Season Winner Club Country
1987–88 Francis Severyns Antwerp   Belgium
1988–89 Eric Viscaal Beveren   Netherlands
1989–90 Marc Wilmots Mechelen   Belgium
1990–91 Bertrand Crasson Anderlecht
1991–92 Johan Walem
1992–93 Michaël Goossens Standard Liège
1993–94 Olivier Doll Seraing
1994–95 Celestine Babayaro Anderlecht   Nigeria
1995–96
1996–97 Emile Mpenza Mouscron   Belgium
1997–98 Eric Addo Club Brugge   Ghana
1998–99 Walter Baseggio Anderlecht   Belgium
1999–2000
2000–01 Alin Stoica   Romania
2001–02 Koen Daerden Genk   Belgium
2002–03 Davy De Beule Lokeren
2003–04 Vincent Kompany Anderlecht
2004–05
2005–06 Mbark Boussoufa Gent   Morocco
2006–07 Lucas Biglia Anderlecht   Argentina
2007–08 Axel Witsel Standard Liège   Belgium
not awarded between 2008–09 and 2012–13
2013–14 Youri Tielemans Anderlecht   Belgium
2014–15
2015–16 Leon Bailey Genk   Jamaica
2016–17 Landry Dimata Oostende   Belgium
2017–18 Wesley Club Brugge   Brazil
2018–19 Yari Verschaeren Anderlecht   Belgium
2019–20 not awarded as season was terminated early

Professional Goalkeeper of the YearEdit

Season Winner Club Country
1984–85 Gilbert Bodart Standard Liège   Belgium
1985–86
1986–87 Philippe Vande Walle Club Brugge
1987–88 Michel Preud'homme Mechelen
1988–89
1989–90
1990–91
1991–92 Gilbert Bodart Standard Liège
1992–93 Dany Verlinden Club Brugge
1993–94 Filip De Wilde Anderlecht
1994–95 Gilbert Bodart Standard Liège
1995–96 Philippe Vande Walle Germinal Ekeren
1996–97 Stanley Menzo Lierse   Netherlands
1997–98 Ronny Gaspercic Harelbeke   Belgium
1998–99 Vedran Runje Standard Liège   Croatia
1999–2000 Filip De Wilde Anderlecht   Belgium
2000–01 Vedran Runje Standard Liège   Croatia
2001–02 Franky Vandendriessche Mouscron   Belgium
2002–03 Dany Verlinden Club Brugge
2003–04 Frédéric Herpoel Gent
2004–05 Silvio Proto Louviéroise
2005–06 Vedran Runje Standard Liège   Croatia
2006–07 Daniel Zitka Anderlecht   Czech Republic
2007–08 Kenny Steppe Germinal Beerschot   Belgium
2008–09 Barry Boubacar Copa Lokeren   Ivory Coast
2009–10 Simon Mignolet Sint-Truiden   Belgium
2010–11 Thibaut Courtois Genk
2011–12 Silvio Proto Anderlecht
2012–13
2013–14 Mathew Ryan Club Brugge   Australia
2014–15
2015–16 Matz Sels Gent   Belgium
2016–17 Lovre Kalinić Gent   Croatia
not awarded since 2017–18

Professional Manager of the YearEdit

Season Winner Club Country
1982–83 Paul Van Himst Anderlecht   Belgium
1983–84 Georges Heylens Seraing
1984–85 Robert Waseige Liégeois
1985–86 Urbain Haesaert Waregem
1986–87 Aad de Mos Mechelen   Netherlands
1987–88 Georg Kessler Antwerp   Germany
1988–89 Aad de Mos Mechelen   Netherlands
1989–90 Georges Leekens Club Brugge   Belgium
1990–91 René Vandereycken Gent
1991–92 Hugo Broos Club Brugge
1992–93 Walter Meeuws Antwerp
1993–94 Robert Waseige Charleroi
1994–95 Standard Liège
1995–96 Hugo Broos Club Brugge
1996–97 Eric Gerets Lierse
1997–98 Eric Gerets Club Brugge
1998–99 Aimé Anthuenis Genk
1999–2000 Anderlecht
2000–01
2001–02 Sef Vergoossen Genk   Netherlands
2002–03 Trond Sollied Club Brugge   Norway
2003–04 Hugo Broos Anderlecht   Belgium
2004–05 Trond Sollied Club Brugge   Norway
2005–06 Francky Dury Zulte-Waregem   Belgium
2006–07 Hugo Broos Genk
2007–08 Michel Preud'homme Standard Liège
2008–09 László Bölöni   Romania
2009–10 Ariël Jacobs Anderlecht   Belgium
2010–11 Franky Vercauteren Genk
2011–12 Hein Vanhaezebrouck Kortrijk
2012–13 Francky Dury Zulte-Waregem
2013–14 Peter Maes Lokeren
2014–15 Michel Preud'homme Club Brugge
2015–16
2016–17 René Weiler Anderlecht    Switzerland
2017–18 Ivan Leko Club Brugge   Croatia
2018–19 Philippe Clement Genk   Belgium
2019–20 not awarded as season was terminated early

Professional Referee of the YearEdit

 
Frank De Bleeckere is a seven-time winner of the award
Season Winner
1983–84 Marcel Van Langenhove
1984–85
1985–86
1986–87
1987–88
1988–89
1989–90
1990–91
1991–92 Alphonse Constantin
1992–93
1993–94 Guy Goethals
1994–95
1995–96
1996–97 Frans Van Den Wijngaert
1997–98
1998–99
1999–2000 Frank De Bleeckere
2000–01
2001–02
2002–03
2003–04 Johan Verbist
2004–05 Paul Allaerts
2005–06
2006–07 Jérôme Efong Nzolo
2007–08
2008–09
2009–10 Frank De Bleeckere
2010–11
2011–12
2012–13 Jérôme Efong Nzolo
2013–14 Johan Verbist
2014–15 Sébastien Delferière
2015–16
2016–17
2017–18 Jonathan Lardot
2018–19 Erik Lambrechts
2019–20 not awarded as season was terminated early

Professional Footballer of the Year (Second Division)Edit

Season Winner Club Country
2017–18 Xavier Mercier Cercle Brugge   France
2018–19 Percy Tau Union SG   South Africa
2019–20 not awarded as season was terminated early

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