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Serie A Footballer of the Year

The Serie A Footballer of the Year (Italian: Migliore calciatore assoluto) is a yearly award organized by the Italian Footballers' Association (AIC) given to the footballer who has been considered to have performed the best over the previous Serie A season.

Serie A Footballer of the Year
Awarded forConsidered to have performed the best in each given Serie A season
CountryItaly
Presented byItalian Footballers' Association (AIC)
First awarded1997
Current holderMauro Icardi (2018)
Highlights
Most awardsZlatan Ibrahimović, Andrea Pirlo (3)
Most consecutive winsAndrea Pirlo (3)
WebsiteOfficial website

Until 2010, the award was elected among the winner of the Best Italian Footballer and the winner of the Best Foreign Footballer to determine the best overall footballer.

The award is part of the Gran Galà del Calcio (formerly known as Oscar del Calcio) awards event and is considered amongst the most prestigious football awards in Italy.

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WinnersEdit

Source:[1]

Key
  Indicates player won the FIFA World Player of the Year in the same season
§ Denotes the club were Serie A champions in the same season
Year Player Nationality Club Ref(s)
1997 Roberto Mancini   Italy Sampdoria [2]
1998 Ronaldo   Brazil Internazionale [3]
1999 Christian Vieri   Italy Lazio [4]
2000 Francesco Totti   Italy Roma [5]
2001 Zinedine Zidane   France Juventus [6]
2002 David Trezeguet   France Juventus§ [7]
2003 Pavel Nedvěd
Francesco Totti
  Czech Republic
  Italy
Juventus§
Roma
[8]
2004 Kaká   Brazil Milan§ [9]
2005 Alberto Gilardino   Italy Parma [10]
2006 Fabio Cannavaro [note 1]   Italy Juventus [11]
2007 Kaká    Brazil Milan [12]
2008 Zlatan Ibrahimović   Sweden Internazionale§ [13]
2009 Zlatan Ibrahimović   Sweden Internazionale§ [14]
2010 Diego Milito   Argentina Internazionale§ [15]
2011 Zlatan Ibrahimović   Sweden Milan§ [16]
2012 Andrea Pirlo   Italy Juventus§ [17][18]
2013 Andrea Pirlo   Italy Juventus§ [19]
2014 Andrea Pirlo   Italy Juventus§ [20]
2015 Carlos Tevez   Argentina Juventus§ [21]
2016 Leonardo Bonucci   Italy Juventus§ [22]
2017 Gianluigi Buffon   Italy Juventus§ [23]
2018 Mauro Icardi   Argentina Internazionale [24]

By clubEdit

Club Players Total
Juventus 8 10
Internazionale 4 5
Milan 2 3
Roma 1 2
Lazio 1 1
Parma 1 1
Sampdoria 1 1

By countryEdit

Country Individuals Total
  Italy 8 11
  Argentina 3 3
  Brazil 2 3
  France 2 2
  Sweden 1 3
  Czech Republic 1 1

By positionEdit

Position Individuals Total
Forward 10 13
Midfielder 4 7
Defender 2 2
Goalkeeper 1 1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Cannavaro was signed by Real Madrid from Juventus midway through 2006.

ReferencesEdit

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  22. ^ "Gran Galà del calcio, la Juventus fa incetta di premi" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
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  24. ^ "Gran Galà del calcio AIC 2018: Icardi il miglior giocatore 2017-2018. Tutti i premi" (in Italian). sport.sky.it. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.

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