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Luís Figo won the award six times.

The CNID Footballer of the Year (often called the Portuguese Footballer of the Year) was an annual award given to the player who was adjudged to have been the best of the year in Primeira Liga. Between 1970 and 2005, this award was given to a Portuguese footballer playing in a foreign country or any player in Portuguese first League. Since 2006, this award only distinguished the best footballers to play in the Portuguese first League, so was called Primeira Liga Footballer of the Year, and the winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the Sports National Press Club (CNID).

The CNID Footballer of the Year award (from 1970 to 2005) has been presented since 1970, when the inaugural winner was Benfica striker Eusébio and the award was conceded by Portuguese newspaper Diário Popular. The last winner of the award was Ricardo Quaresma, in 2005. Seven players won the award on more than one occasion. Figo has won the award on the most occasions, having won six times in a row.

The first CNID Footballer of the Year or Primeira Liga Footballer of the Year award (2006 to present) was won by Quaresma in 2006, and the most recent winner is Benfica midfielder Pizzi. Benfica striker Jonas and former Porto winger Hulk are the only players who have won the award more than once.

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CNID Footballer of the Year (1970–2005)Edit

The "CNID Footballer of the Year" or "Portuguese Footballer of the Year" (from 1970 to 2005) was an annual award given to a Portuguese player in foreign countries or any player in Primeira Liga, who is adjudged to have been the best player of the season. Only one foreign player has been awarded it, with Mário Jardel winning in 2002, although they were frequently nominated in the years previous.[1]) The first award was delivered by the Portuguese newspaper Diário Popular to Benfica forward Eusébio in 1970. Luís Figo has won the trophy on the most occasions with six, all consecutively. The award has been presented on 36 occasions as of 2005 with 23 different winners.[2]

WinnersEdit

 
Eusébio was the first winner, in 1970.
Year Winner Playing League Club Position Source Notes
1970 Eusébio   Primeira Liga Benfica Forward [2] [A]
1971 Nené   Primeira Liga Benfica Forward [2]
1972 Toni   Primeira Liga Benfica Midfielder [2]
1973 Eusébio   Primeira Liga Benfica Forward [2] [B]
1974 Humberto Coelho   Primeira Liga Benfica Defender [2]
1975 João Alves   Primeira Liga Benfica Midfielder [2]
1976 Fernando Chalana   Primeira Liga Benfica Midfielder [2]
1977 Manuel Bento   Primeira Liga Benfica Goalkeeper [2]
1978 António Oliveira   Primeira Liga Porto Midfielder [2]
1979 José Costa   Primeira Liga Porto Midfielder [2]
1980 Rui Jordão   Primeira Liga Sporting CP Forward [2]
1981 António Oliveira   Primeira Liga Penafiel/Sporting CP Midfielder [2]
1982 António Oliveira   Primeira Liga Sporting CP Midfielder [2] [C]
1983 Fernando Gomes   Primeira Liga Porto Forward [2]
1984 Fernando Chalana   Primeira Liga Benfica Midfielder [2]
1985 Carlos Manuel   Primeira Liga Benfica Midfielder [2]
1986 Paulo Futre   Primeira Liga Porto Midfielder [2]
1987 Paulo Futre   Primeira Liga/  La Liga Porto/Atlético Madrid Midfielder [2]
1988 Rui Barros   Primeira Liga/  Serie A Porto/Juventus Midfielder [2]
1989 Vítor Baía   Primeira Liga Porto Goalkeeper [2]
1990 Domingos   Primeira Liga Porto Forward [2]
1991 Vítor Baía   Primeira Liga Porto Goalkeeper [2]
1992 João Pinto   Primeira Liga Benfica Forward [2]
1993 João Pinto   Primeira Liga Benfica Forward [2]
1994 João Pinto   Primeira Liga Benfica Forward [2]
1995 Luís Figo   Primeira Liga/  La Liga Sporting CP/Barcelona Midfielder [2]
1996 Luís Figo   La Liga Barcelona Midfielder [2] [D]
1997 Luís Figo   La Liga Barcelona Midfielder [2]
1998 Luís Figo   La Liga Barcelona Midfielder [2] [E]
1999 Luís Figo   La Liga Barcelona Midfielder [1] [F]
2000 Luís Figo   La Liga Barcelona/Real Madrid Midfielder [3] [G]
2001 Petit   Primeira Liga Boavista Midfielder [2]
2002 Mário Jardel   Primeira Liga Sporting CP Forward [2]
2003 Ricardo Carvalho   Primeira Liga Porto Defender [2]
2004 Deco   La Liga Barcelona Midfielder [2]
2005 Ricardo Quaresma   Primeira Liga Porto Midfielder [2]

CNID Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (2006–)Edit

The CNID Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad is an annual award given to Portuguese athletes performing outside of Portugal judged by CNID to have been the best. The award is given to footballers as well as to athletes in other fields.

Year Winner* Club Source
2006 Deco   Barcelona [4]
2007 Cristiano Ronaldo   Manchester United [4]
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo   Manchester United [5]
2009 Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid [6]
2010 Simão   Atlético Madrid [7]
2011 Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid [8]
2012 Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid [9]
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid [10]
2014 Pepe   Real Madrid [11]
2015 Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid [12]
2016 Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid [13]
2017 Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid

*Only footballers listed

CNID Footballer of the Year (2006–)Edit

The "CNID Footballer of the Year" or "Primeira Liga Footballer of the Year" award, awarded by the Sports National Press Club (CNID), distinguishes the best footballer playing in the Primeira Liga. In 2006, during the celebration of the CNID's 40th anniversary, the award was officially presented for the first time, to Porto winger Ricardo Quaresma. Since 2011, the SCC and NOS jointly sponsor the CNID awards delivered annually. Under this new sponsorship agreement, all football awards are delivered during the Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP) Gala.

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NotesEdit

A. ^ First winner, and the award was delivered by Portuguese newspaper Diário Popular.
B. ^ First player to win the award twice
C. ^ First player to win the award three times
D. ^ First player to win the award in a foreign country
E. ^ First player to win the award four times
F. ^ First player to win the award five times
G. ^ First player to win the award six times (record)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Figo conquista troféu de Futebolista do Ano" [Figo wins Footballer of the Year trophy] (in Portuguese). Record. 15 January 2000. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai "Portugal - Footballer of the Year". RSSSF. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Luís Figo vence pela sexta vez consecutiva o prémio CNID" [Luís Figo the CNID award for the sixth consecutive year] (in Portuguese). Record. 19 January 2001. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  4. ^ a b "MICHELLE BRITO RECEBEU PRÉMIO CNID" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  5. ^ "PRÉMIOS CNID 2008" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  6. ^ "RONALDO RECEBE PRÉMIO CNID MEO" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  7. ^ "ROSA MOTA E CARLOS LOPES RECEBEM PRÉMIO FERNANDO SOROMENHO" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  8. ^ "RONALDO RECEBE PRÉMIO CNID ZON SAGRES EM MADRID" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  9. ^ "ENTREGA DOS PRÉMIOS CNID ZON SAGRES 2012" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-08. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  10. ^ "PRÉMIOS CNID ZON SAGRES 2013" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  11. ^ "PRÉMIOS CNID 2014 DISTINGUEM RONALDO, JÉSSICA AUGUSTO E JOÃO SOUSA" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Prémios CNID: os vencedores de 2015" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  13. ^ "PRÉMIOS CNID 2016" (in Portuguese). Associação dos Jornalistas de Desporto. Retrieved 24 July 2016.

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