ⓘ Athlete of the Year. For etymology of athlete, see Athlete In many nations, an athlete primarily refers to someone who participates in the various disciplines o ..

                                     

ⓘ Athlete of the Year

For etymology of "athlete", see Athlete
  • In many nations, an "athlete" primarily refers to someone who participates in the various disciplines of athletics
  • In other nations - including Canada and the United States - an "athlete" equals "sportsperson" from any sport.
                                     

1. Similar names for the award

The awards are sometimes called Player of the Year. In the United States, several states choose a Mr. Basketball. Such awards - general and one-sport-only - are common at the high-school, college university, and professional levels in the United States.

                                     

2.1. List of athlete of the year awards Athletics track and field

  • Worlds Greatest Athlete decathlon
  • European Athlete of the Year Trophy
  • IAAF World Athlete of the Year International Athletic Foundation of the International Association of Athletics Federations
  • The Bowerman collegiate track & fields athlete of the year
  • Track & Field News Athlete of the Year
                                     

2.2. List of athlete of the year awards All sports

Worldwide
  • LEquipe Champion of Champions - excludes French nationals
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year
  • United Press International Athlete of the Year Award
  • Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year Laureus World Sports Academy
  • Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year
  • BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year - excludes British nationals
  • United States Sports Academy Athlete of the Year
Country-specific

Argentina

  • Olimpia Award

Australia

  • AIS Athlete of the Year

Austria

  • Austrian Sportspersonality of the year

Belgium

  • Belgian Sportsman of the year

Brazil

  • Prêmio Brasil Olimpico

Bulgaria

  • Bulgarian Sportsperson of the Year

Canada

  • Velma Springstead Trophy female athlete of the year
  • Bobbie Rosenfeld Award female athlete of the year
  • Lionel Conacher Award male athlete of the year
  • Lou Marsh Trophy athlete of the year, of either sex
  • Tom Longboat Awards indigenous athletes

Croatia

  • Sportske novosti awards

Czech Republic

  • Sportsperson of the Year

Denmark

  • Danish Sports Name of the Year

Estonia

  • Estonian Sportspersonality of the year

Finland

  • Finnish Sports Personality of the Year

France

  • LEquipe Champion of Champions

Germany

  • German Sportspersonality of the Year

Hungary

  • Hungarian Sportspeople of the Year

Iceland

  • Icelandic Sportsperson of the Year

India

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Iran

  • Iran Sportsperson of the year

Ireland

  • RTE Sports Person of the Year

Jamaica

  • Jamaica Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

Japan

  • Japan Professional Sports Grand Prize

Kenya

  • Kenyan Sports Personality of the Year

Latvia

  • Latvian Sportspersonality of the year

Lithuania

  • Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year

Luxembourg

  • Luxembourgish Sportspeople of the Year

Malaysia

  • Anugerah Sukan Negara for Sportswoman of the Year
  • Anugerah Sukan Negara for Sportsman of the Year

Netherlands

  • Dutch Sportsman of the year

Norway

  • Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year

New Zealand

  • Halberg Awards

Philippines

  • PSA Sportsman of the Year

Poland

  • Polish Sportspersonality of the Year

Portugal

  • CDP Awards

Scotland

  • BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year

Serbia

  • Golden badge Sport - athlete of the year

Slovakia

  • Sportsperson of the Year

Slovenia

  • Slovenian Sportsman of the year

South Africa

  • South African Sportsperson of the Year

Spain

  • Premios Nacionales del Deporte

Sweden

  • Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
  • Svenska idrottsgalan
  • Radiosportens Jerringpris

Switzerland

  • Swiss Sports Personality of the Year

Ukraine

  • Heroes of Sports Year

United Kingdom

  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

Wales

  • BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year

United States

Because these awards are given by American organizations, the winners are usually, but not always, Americans. Also, the presence of the word "Sportsman" in the name of an award does not imply that the award is open solely to men; women have frequently won these awards.

  • Best Male Athlete ESPY Award
  • NCAA Woman of the Year Award student-athlete
  • Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award
  • Best Female College Athlete ESPY Award
  • United Press International Athlete of the Year Award UPI defunct
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
  • Best Female Athlete ESPY Award
  • Sporting News Sportsman/Pro Athlete of the Year
  • Sportswoman of the Year Award Womens Sports Foundation
  • Atlantic Coast Conference Athlete of the Year ACC
  • Associated Press Athlete of the Year AP


                                     

2.3. List of athlete of the year awards One sport other than track and field

  • Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Player Award Canadian football
  • Golden Year Award at association football, Neymar last winner
  • Rounders All Stars Awards rounders
  • All Stars Hurler of the Year hurling
  • Camogie All Stars Awards camogie
  • International Baseball Federation Senior Athlete of the Year
  • U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year U.S. Soccer Federation association football
  • Leigh Matthews Trophy Australian Football League Australian rules football
  • Ladies Gaelic football All Stars Awards Ladies Gaelic football
  • All Stars Footballer of the Year Gaelic football
  • GAA All Stars Awards Gaelic games
  • Sporting News MLB Athlete of the Decade Major League Baseball U.S. & Canada
  • Sporting News Player of the Year Major League Baseball U.S. & Canada
  • ACC Mens Basketball Player of the Year Atlantic Coast Conference college/university U.S.
  • MLB Most Valuable Player Award Major League Baseball U.S. & Canada
  • Baseball America High School Player of the Year Award U.S.
  • National Football League Most Valuable Player Award U.S. American football
  • Nippon Professional Baseball Most Valuable Player Award Japan
  • Players Choice Awards Player of the Year Major League Baseball U.S. & Canada
                                     
  • The U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year is given by the United States Soccer Federation to the American soccer players judged best in the calendar year The
  • The first Athlete of the Year award in the United States was initiated by the Associated Press AP in 1931. At a time when women in sports were not given
  • The Atlantic Coast Conference Athlete of the Year award is given to the male and female athlete who show extraordinary talent throughout the entire season
  • The European Athlete of the Year Trophy is an annual prize awarded to sportspeople participating in athletics, including track and field, road running
  • The World Athlete of the Year award is a prize that can be won by athletes participating in events within the sport of athletics organised by World Athletics
  • The Gatorade Player of the Year awards are given annually to up and coming high school student - athletes in the United States. They are given for boys
  • The Track Field News Athlete of the Year award is given to track and field athletes by Track Field News magazine, an American sports magazine. A panel
  • The United Press International Athlete of the Year Award was conferred annually between 1974 and 1995, one each to the individuals adjudged, without restriction
  • The FINA Athletes of the Year awarded by Federation Internationale de Natation FINA and FINA Aquatics World Magazine, are a set of awards given in
  • The PSA Athlete of the Year is given by the Philippine Sportswriters Association to the best Filipino athletes annually. It is part of the PSA s Annual