Austrian Footballer of the Year

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The Austrian Footballer of the Year award (German : APA-Fußballerwahl) is an annual football award, established in Austria in 1984 and sponsored by the Austria Press Agency (APA). The coaches of all Austrian Football Bundesliga clubs vote to elect the player of the year. Eligible for selection are all players playing in the Austrian league, as well as any Austrian player playing abroad. The winners for the preceding year are usually announced in January.


List of winners

YearPlayer (Wins)Nat.AgePos.Club(s)
1984 Herbert Prohaska Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 29MF Austria Wien
1985 Herbert Prohaska (2)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 30MF Austria Wien
1986 Toni Polster Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 22FW Austria Wien
1987 Heribert Weber Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 32DF Rapid Wien
1988 Herbert Prohaska (3)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 33MF Austria Wien
1989 Gerhard Rodax Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 24FW Admira Wacker
1990 Andreas Ogris Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 26FW Austria Wien
1991 Néstor Gorosito Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG 27MF Tirol Innsbruck
1992 Andreas Herzog Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 24MF Rapid Wien
Werder Bremen
1993 Franz Wohlfahrt Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 29GK Austria Wien
1994 Heimo Pfeifenberger Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 28FW Austria Salzburg
1995 Ivica Vastić Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO 26MF Sturm Graz
1996 Michael Konsel Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 34GK Rapid Wien
1997 Toni Polster (2)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 33FW 1. FC Köln
1998 Ivica Vastić (2)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 29MF Sturm Graz
1999 Ivica Vastić (3)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 30MF Sturm Graz
2000 Radosław Gilewicz Flag of Poland.svg  POL 29FW Tirol Inssbruck
2001 Ronald Brunmayr Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 26FW Grazer AK
2002 Vladimír Janočko Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK 26MF Austria Wien
2003 Andreas Ivanschitz Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 20MF Rapid Wien
2004 Steffen Hofmann Flag of Germany.svg  GER 24MF Rapid Wien
2005 Mario Bazina Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO 30MF Grazer AK
2006 Alexander Zickler Flag of Germany.svg  GER 32FW Red Bull Salzburg
2007 Ivica Vastić (4)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 38MF LASK
2008 Marc Janko Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 25FW Red Bull Salzburg
2009 Steffen Hofmann (2)Flag of Germany.svg  GER 29MF Rapid Wien
2010 Zlatko Junuzović Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 23MF Austria Wien
2011 David Alaba Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 19DF Bayern Munich
1899 Hoffenheim
2012 David Alaba (2)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 20DF Bayern Munich
2013 David Alaba (3)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 21DF Bayern Munich
2014 David Alaba (4)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 22DF Bayern Munich
2015 David Alaba (5)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 23DF Bayern Munich
2016 David Alaba (6)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 24DF Bayern Munich
2017 Marcel Sabitzer Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 24MF RB Leipzig
2018 Marko Arnautović Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 29FW West Ham United
2019 Erling Haaland Flag of Norway.svg  NOR 19FW Red Bull Salzburg
2020 David Alaba (7)Flag of Austria.svg  AUT 28DF Bayern Munich

Multiple winners

Players in bold are still active.

WinsPlayerWinning yearsClub(s)
7 David Alaba 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020 Bayern Munich

1899 Hoffenheim

4 Ivica Vastić 1995, 1998, 1999, 2007 Sturm Graz
3 Herbert Prohaska 1984, 1985, 1988 Austria Wien
2 Toni Polster 1986, 1997 Austria Wien
1. FC Köln
2 Steffen Hofmann 2004, 2009 Rapid Wien

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