The Czechoslovak Player of the Year (Czech : Fotbalista roku, Slovak : Futbalista roka) award was an annual prize given to the best Czechoslovak football player by the Czechoslovak Football Association since 1965. Award for coach of the year was also awarded since 1985.
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|Year||Footballer of the Year||Coach of the Year|
|1965||Ján Popluhár (Slovan Bratislava)|
|1966||Josef Masopust (Dukla Praha)|
|1967||Ján Geleta (Dukla Praha)|
|1968||Ivo Viktor (Dukla Praha)|
|1969||Ladislav Kuna (Spartak Trnava)|
|1970||Karol Dobiáš (Spartak Trnava)|
|1971||Karol Dobiáš (Spartak Trnava)|
|1972||Ivo Viktor (Dukla Praha)|
|1973||Ivo Viktor (Dukla Praha)|
|1974||Ján Pivarník (Slovan Bratislava)|
|1975||Ivo Viktor (Dukla Praha)|
|1976||Ivo Viktor (Dukla Praha)|
|1977||Karel Kroupa (Zbrojovka Brno)|
|1978||Zdeněk Nehoda (Dukla Praha)|
|1979||Zdeněk Nehoda (Dukla Praha)|
|1980||Antonín Panenka (Bohemians Praha)|
|1981||Ján Kozák (Dukla Praha)|
|1982||Jan Fiala (Dukla Praha)|
|1983||Ladislav Vízek (Dukla Praha)|
|1984||Jan Berger (AC Sparta Prague)|
|1985||Ladislav Vízek (Dukla Praha)||Karel Brückner (SK Sigma Olomouc)|
|1986||Jozef Chovanec (Sparta Prague)||Ivan Kopecký (TJ Vítkovice)|
|1987||Ivan Hašek (Sparta Prague)||Václav Ježek (Sparta Prague)|
|1988||Ivan Hašek (Sparta Prague)||Václav Ježek (Sparta Prague)|
|1989||Michal Bílek (Sparta Prague)||Milan Máčala (Baník Ostrava)|
|1990||Ján Kocian (FC St. Pauli)||Milan Máčala (Baník Ostrava)|
|1991||Tomáš Skuhravý (Genoa C.F.C.)||Dušan Uhrin (Sparta Prague)|
|1992||Ľubomír Moravčík (AS Saint-Étienne)||Dušan Uhrin (Sparta Prague)|
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