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LPFP Primeira Liga Player of the Year

Ricardo Quaresma was the first player to win the award.

The Portuguese League for Professional Football Primeira Liga Player of the Year (often called the LPFP Primeira Liga Player of the Year, the Primeira Liga Player of the Year or simply the Player of the Year) is an annual award given to the player who is adjudged to have been the best of the year in Primeira Liga. Between 2006 and 2010 the winner was chosen only by a vote amongst the members of Sports National Press Club (CNID). Since 2011, thanks to new sponsorship agreements, all the awards related to football belong to Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP) and are chosen by a vote amongst their associated.[1][2][3]

The award has been presented officially since the 2005–06 season, when the inaugural winner was Ricardo Quaresma. That trophy was delivered during the celebration of Sports National Press Club (CNID) 40th anniversary.[4][5] Since the 2011–12 season, the award ceremony takes place at Palácio do Freixo, in Porto, Portugal. All Primeira Liga draws are also performed during the same event.[6][7] The first non-Portuguese to win the title was Lisandro López after the 2007–08 season. In 2012, Hulk became the first player to win the award twice. Jonas became the second player to win the award twice, in 2015 and 2016.

WinnersEdit

List of winnersEdit

 
Hulk became the first player to win the award two times.
 
Jonas became the second player to win the award twice.

This award has been presented on 9 occasions as of 2013, with 7 different winners. The table indicates the winners and their information, including country, club and position.

Season Winner Country Club Position Sources Notes
2005–06 Ricardo Quaresma   Portugal Porto Winger [4][5]
2006–07 Simão Sabrosa   Portugal Benfica Winger [8][9]
2007–08 Lisandro López   Argentina Porto Striker [10][11] [A]
2008–09 Bruno Alves   Portugal Porto Centre back [12][13]
2009–10 David Luiz   Brazil Benfica Centre back [14][15]
2010–11 Hulk   Brazil Porto Winger [16][17]
2011–12 Hulk   Brazil Porto Winger [18][19] [B]
2012–13 Nemanja Matić   Serbia Benfica Midfielder [20] [C]
2013–14 Enzo Pérez   Argentina Benfica Midfielder [21]
2014–15 Jonas   Brazil Benfica Striker [22]
2015–16 Jonas   Brazil Benfica Striker
2016–17 Pizzi   Portugal Benfica Midfielder [23]
2017–18 Bruno Fernandes   Portugal Sporting Midfielder [24]
2018–19 Bruno Fernandes   Portugal Sporting Midfielder [25]

Breakdown of winnersEdit

Winners by country
Rank Country Number of wins Winning years
1   Brazil 5 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
2   Portugal 6 2006, 2007, 2009, 2017, 2018, 2019
3   Argentina 2 2008, 2014
4   Serbia 1 2013
Winners by club
Rank Club Number of wins Winning years
1 Benfica 7 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
2 Porto 5 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
3 Sporting 2 2018, 2019

NotesEdit

A. ^ First non-Portuguese player to win the award.
B. ^ First player to win the award twice.
C. ^ First non-Portuguese European player to win the award.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prémio "Fernando Soromenho" Para Antigo Presidente do CNID" ["Fernando Soromenho" Award Delivered To CNID's Former President]. CNID (in Portuguese). June 16, 2011.
  2. ^ "Liga organiza gala no final da temporada" [League performs a gala at the end of the season]. Record (in Portuguese). July 1, 2010.
  3. ^ "Gala oficial da Liga Portuguesa de Futebol" [Official Portuguese Football League Gala]. LPFP (in Portuguese). July 1, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Portuguese Association celebrates 40th birthday with style". AIPS. May 19, 2006.
  5. ^ a b "CNID entrega prémios anuais" [CNID delivers annual awards]. Record (in Portuguese). May 16, 2006.
  6. ^ "Hulk, Moutinho e Lima candidatos a melhor jogador" [Hulk, Moutinho and Lima nominated for best of the year] (in Portuguese). Record. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Liga Portugal lança próxima época com dois eventos" [Portuguese League starts new season with two events] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Simão foi o melhor da época" [Simão was the best of the season] (in Portuguese). Record. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
  9. ^ "Veloso é a revelação, Simão é a consagração" [Veloso is the breakthrough, Simão the consecration] (in Portuguese). CNID. 30 June 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
  10. ^ "Lisandro e Jesualdo receberam prémios do CNID" [Lisandro and Jesualdo received the CNID awards] (in Portuguese). Record. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  11. ^ "Restantes Prémios do CNID Atribuídos" [Remaining CNID Awards delivered] (in Portuguese). CNID. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  12. ^ "Bruno Alves é jogador do ano" [Bruno Alves is the Player of the Year] (in Portuguese). Record. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  13. ^ "Apresentação dos Prémios CNID – MEO 2009" [Presentation of CNID awards - MEO 2009] (in Portuguese). CNID. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  14. ^ "Rosa Mota e Carlos Lopes premiados pelo CNID" [Carlos Lopes and Rosa Mota awarded by CNID] (in Portuguese). Record. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
  15. ^ "Rosa Mota e Carlos Lopes Recebem Prémio Fernando Soromenho" [Rosa Mota e Carlos Lopes Receive Fernando Soromenho Award] (in Portuguese). CNID. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  16. ^ "Hulk foi o rei da gala" [Hulk was the gala's king] (in Portuguese). Record. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  17. ^ "Prémios Oficiais: a lista dos vencedores" [Official awards: the winner's list] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  18. ^ "Hulk eleito melhor jogador da época 2011/12" [Hulk was named the best player of 2011/12 season] (in Portuguese). Record. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  19. ^ "Vencedores dos Prémios Oficiais" [Official awards winners] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  20. ^ "Matic foi o melhor jogador da época 2012/13" [Matic was the 2012/13 season best player] (in Portuguese). Record. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  21. ^ "Enzo Pérez distinguido como melhor jogador da época 2013/14" [Enzo Pérez distinguished as the best player of the 2003/14 season] (in Portuguese). Record. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  22. ^ "Prémios Oficiais Liga Portugal 2015" [Official Awards Liga Portugal 2015] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 4 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  23. ^ "Pizzi é o nosso Jogador da Época 2016/17 na Liga portuguesa" [Pizzi is our Player of Season 2016/17] (in Portuguese). UEFA. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  24. ^ "Bruno Fernandes eleito melhor jogador da 1 Liga" [Bruno Fernandes elected best player of the First Division]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  25. ^ "Vencedores dos Prémios Oficiais da Liga Portugal 2018-2019" (in Portuguese). Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.

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