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In recognition of the best players in the UEFA Champions League each year, UEFA gives out several awards to the most outstanding performers of the European club football season. The awards are presented in August each year at a special gala in Monaco; previously, the ceremony would coincide with the UEFA Super Cup, but since the Super Cup was moved to early August in 2014, the UEFA awards ceremony has been combined with the UEFA Champions League group stage draw. Internazionale is the only team whose players won all of the available awards in the same season (2009–10 season). For the 2010–11 season, the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award was replaced by the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, but the positional awards returned in 2016–17.

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Award categoriesEdit

UEFA Club Footballer of the YearEdit

Best GoalkeeperEdit

From 1998–2009 the Best European Goalkeeper was awarded to the same goalkeepers that won this award.

 
Oliver Kahn, who won this award four times consecutively while with Bayern Munich

*Bold notes a player that won the UEFA Club Footballer Of The Year/UEFA Best Player in Europe award the same year.

Season Name Club
1997–98   Peter Schmeichel   Manchester United
1998–99   Oliver Kahn   Bayern Munich
1999–2000   Oliver Kahn   Bayern Munich
2000–01   Oliver Kahn   Bayern Munich
2001–02   Oliver Kahn   Bayern Munich
2002–03   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus
2003–04   Vítor Baía   Porto
2004–05   Petr Čech   Chelsea
2005–06   Jens Lehmann   Arsenal
2006–07   Petr Čech   Chelsea
2007–08   Petr Čech   Chelsea
2008–09   Edwin van der Sar   Manchester United
2009–10   Júlio César   Internazionale
2010–2016 Not awarded
2016–17   Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus

By countryEdit

Country Players Wins
  Germany 2 5
  Czech Republic 1 3
  Italy 1 2
  Denmark 1 1
  Portugal 1 1
  Netherlands 1 1
  Brazil 1 1

By clubEdit

Club Players Wins
  Bayern Munich 1 4
  Chelsea 1 3
  Manchester United 2 2
  Juventus 1 2
  Porto 1 1
  Internazionale 1 1
  Arsenal 1 1

Best DefenderEdit

 
John Terry, the only three time winner of the award as a defender, doing so with Chelsea

*Bold notes a player that won the UEFA Club Footballer Of The Year/UEFA Best Player in Europe award the same year.

Season Name Club
1997–98   Fernando Hierro   Real Madrid
1998–99   Jaap Stam   Manchester United
1999–2000   Jaap Stam   Manchester United
2000–01   Roberto Ayala   Valencia
2001–02   Roberto Carlos   Real Madrid
2002–03   Roberto Carlos   Real Madrid
2003–04   Ricardo Carvalho   Porto
2004–05   John Terry   Chelsea
2005–06   Carles Puyol   Barcelona
2006–07   Paolo Maldini   Milan
2007–08   John Terry   Chelsea
2008–09   John Terry   Chelsea
2009–10   Maicon   Internazionale
2010–2016 Not awarded
2016–17   Sergio Ramos   Real Madrid

By countryEdit

Country Players Wins
  Brazil 2 3
  England 1 3
  Spain 3 3
  Netherlands 1 2
  Argentina 1 1
  Italy 1 1
  Portugal 1 1

By clubEdit

Club Players Wins
  Real Madrid 3 4
  Chelsea 1 3
  Manchester United 1 2
  Barcelona 1 1
  Milan 1 1
  Internazionale 1 1
  Porto 1 1
  Valencia 1 1

Best MidfielderEdit

 
Gaizka Mendieta, who won this award twice in-a-row with Valencia.

*Bold notes a player that also won the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year/UEFA Best Player in Europe award the same year.

Season Name Club
1997–98   Zinedine Zidane   Juventus
1998–99   David Beckham   Manchester United
1999–2000   Gaizka Mendieta   Valencia
2000–01   Gaizka Mendieta   Valencia
2001–02   Michael Ballack   Bayer Leverkusen
2002–03   Pavel Nedvěd   Juventus
2003–04   Deco   Porto
2004–05   Kaká   Milan
2005–06   Deco   Barcelona
2006–07   Clarence Seedorf   Milan
2007–08   Frank Lampard   Chelsea
2008–09   Xavi   Barcelona
2009–10   Wesley Sneijder   Internazionale
2010–2016 Not awarded
2016–17   Luka Modrić   Real Madrid

By countryEdit

Country Players Wins
  Spain 2 3
  England 2 2
  Netherlands 2 2
  Portugal 1 2
  Brazil 1 1
  France 1 1
  Germany 1 1
  Czech Republic 1 1
  Croatia 1 1

By clubEdit

Club Players Wins
  Milan 2 2
  Juventus 2 2
  Valencia 1 2
  Barcelona 2 2
  Internazionale 1 1
  Chelsea 1 1
  Manchester United 1 1
  Bayer Leverkusen 1 1
  Porto 1 1
  Real Madrid 1 1

Best ForwardEdit

 
Raúl, the only player who has won this award three times, each with Real Madrid.

*Bold notes a player that won the UEFA Club Footballer Of The Year/UEFA Best Player in Europe award the same year.

Season Name Club
1997–98   Ronaldo   Internazionale
1998–99   Andriy Shevchenko   Dynamo Kyiv
1999–2000   Raúl   Real Madrid
2000–01   Raúl   Real Madrid
2001–02   Raúl   Real Madrid
2002–03   Ruud van Nistelrooy   Manchester United
2003–04   Fernando Morientes   Monaco
2004–05   Ronaldinho   Barcelona
2005–06   Samuel Eto'o   Barcelona
2006–07   Kaká   Milan
2007–08   Cristiano Ronaldo   Manchester United
2008–09   Lionel Messi   Barcelona
2009–10   Diego Milito   Internazionale
2010–2016 Not awarded
2016–17   Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid

By countryEdit

Country Players Wins
  Spain 2 4
  Brazil 3 3
  Argentina 2 2
  Portugal 1 2
  Cameroon 1 1
  Netherlands 1 1
  Ukraine 1 1

By clubEdit

Club Players Wins
  Real Madrid 2 4
  Barcelona 3 3
  Manchester United 2 2
  Internazionale 2 2
  Milan 1 1
  Dynamo Kyiv 1 1
  Monaco 1 1

Coach(es) of the YearEdit

Year Coach Club
1997–98*   Marcello Lippi   Juventus
1998–99   Alex Ferguson   Manchester United
1999–2000   Héctor Cúper   Valencia
2000–01   Ottmar Hitzfeld   Bayern Munich
2001–02   Vicente del Bosque   Real Madrid
2002–03  
 
Carlo Ancelotti
José Mourinho
 
 
Milan
Porto
2003–04  
 
José Mourinho
Rafael Benítez
 
 
Porto
Valencia
2004–05  
 
Rafael Benítez
Valery Gazzaev
 
 
Liverpool
CSKA Moscow
2005–06*  
 
Frank Rijkaard
Juande Ramos
 
 
Barcelona
Sevilla

*UEFA stopped giving the award for Coach(es) of the Year after the 2005–06 season[1]

By countryEdit

Country Coaches Wins
  Spain 3 4
  Italy 2 2
  Portugal 1 2
  Scotland 1 1
  Argentina 1 1
  Germany 1 1
  Russia 1 1
  Netherlands 1 1

By clubEdit

Club Coaches Wins
  Valencia 2 2
  Porto 1 2
  Real Madrid 1 1
  Barcelona 1 1
  Sevilla 1 1
  Manchester United 1 1
  Liverpool 1 1
  Bayern Munich 1 1
  Juventus 1 1
  Milan 1 1
  CSKA Moscow 1 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA Awards – Coach of the Year". RSSSF. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 

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