Estonian Basketball Player of the Year

The Estonian Basketball Player of the Year is an annual award given to the best performing Estonian basketball player of the respective season. From 1995 to 2001 the award was decided by a poll of Estonian sports journalists and given by the magazine Sporditäht. Until 1999, only players who played for a domestic club were eligible for the award. In 2001, players who represented the Estonian national team were added to the vote.[1] Since 2004, the award has been presented by the Estonian Basketball Association.[2] The current holder of the award is Siim-Sander Vene.

WinnersEdit

 
Kristjan Kangur has won the award a record eight times.
 
Martin Müürsepp has won the award four times.
 
Siim-Sander Vene is a three-time winner.
Denotes player who is still active
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has won the award
Year Player Position Team Ref
1995 Margus Metstak Center   Kalev [1]
1996 Martin Müürsepp Forward   Kalev [1]
1997 Margus Metstak (2) Center   Tallinn [1]
1998 Margus Metstak (3) Center   Tallinn [1]
1999 Gert Kullamäe Guard   Kalev [1]
2000–01 Martin Müürsepp (2) Forward   AEK [1]
2003–04 Martin Müürsepp (3) Forward   UNICS Kazan [3]
2004–05 Martin Müürsepp (4) Forward   CSKA Moscow [4]
2005–06 Gert Kullamäe (2) Guard   EiffelTowers Den Bosch [5]
2006–07 Valmo Kriisa Guard   Kalev/Cramo [6]
2007–08 Tanel Tein Guard   Tartu Ülikool/Rock [7]
2008–09 Kristjan Kangur Forward   Kalev/Cramo [8]
2009–10 Kristjan Kangur (2) Forward   Canadian Solar Bologna [8]
2010–11 Kristjan Kangur (3) Forward   Cimberio Varese [8]
2011–12 Kristjan Kangur (4) Forward   Cimberio Varese [8]
2012–13 Kristjan Kangur (5) Forward   Montepaschi Siena [8]
2013–14 Kristjan Kangur (6) Forward   EA7 Emporio Armani Milan [8]
2014–15 Kristjan Kangur (7) Forward   Openjobmetis Varese [8]
2015–16 Kristjan Kangur (8) Forward   Openjobmetis Varese [8]
2016–17 Siim-Sander Vene Forward   Nizhny Novgorod [9]
2017–18 Siim-Sander Vene (2) Forward   Openjobmetis Varese [10]
2018–19 Siim-Sander Vene (3) Forward   Herbalife Gran Canaria [11]

Multiple-time winnersEdit

Rank Player Awards Years
1 Kristjan Kangur 8 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
2 Martin Müürsepp 4 1996, 2001, 2004, 2005
3 Margus Metstak 3 1995, 1997, 1998
Siim-Sander Vene 2017, 2018, 2019
5 Gert Kullamäe 2 1999, 2006

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Press valis Müürsepa parimaks korvpalluriks" (in Estonian). Delfi Sport. 20 June 2001.
  2. ^ "Valiti korvpallihooaja parimad". Õhtuleht (in Estonian). 8 June 2004.
  3. ^ "Müürsepp Eesti parim" (in Estonian). Delfi Sport. 8 June 2004.
  4. ^ "Korvpallihooaja 2004/05 parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi Sport. 9 June 2005.
  5. ^ "Selgusid korvpallihooaja 2005/06 parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi Sport. 1 June 2006.
  6. ^ "Valiti korvpallihooaja 2006/2007 parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi Sport. 6 June 2007.
  7. ^ "Valiti korvpallihooaja parimad" (in Estonian). Delfi Sport. 4 June 2008.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Kangur, Kristjan" (in Estonian). ESBL.
  9. ^ "Eesti aasta parimateks korvpalluriteks valiti Mailis Pokk ja Siim-Sander Vene" (in Estonian). Delfi. 31 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Eesti Korvpalliliit tunnustas hooaja parimaid, aasta korvpalluriteks valiti Vene ja Anderson" (in Estonian). Eesti Korvpalliliit. 21 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Hooaja Eesti parima korvpalluri auhinnad said Siim-Sander Vene ja Annika Köster" (in Estonian). Eesti Korvpalliliit. 1 June 2019.

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