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