Footballer of the Year (Germany)

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Footballer of the Year
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Robert Lewandowski won the award in 2021.
CountryGermany
Formerly calledWest Germany Footballer of the Year (1960–1991)
First awarded1960
Current holder Robert Lewandowski (2021)
Most awards Franz Beckenbauer (4)
Women's Footballer of the Year
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Nicole Billa won the award in 2021.
CountryGermany
First awarded1996
Current holder Nicole Billa (2021)
Most awards Birgit Prinz (8)

The title Footballer of the Year (German: Fußballer des Jahres) has been awarded in Germany since 1960. In 1996, the title Women's Footballer of the Year (German: Fußballerin des Jahres) was awarded for the first time. [1] Both awards are determined by a poll of German football journalists from the Association of German Sports Journalists (Verband Deutscher Sportjournalisten) and the publication kicker. [2] Eligible are German players and non-German players playing in Germany. [3]

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The current titleholders are Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich and Nicole Billa of 1899 Hoffenheim. [4] [5] In 2004, Brazilian Aílton became the first foreign player to attain the honour. [6]

Footballer of the Year

YearPlayer [2] Club [7]
1960 Uwe Seeler Hamburger SV
1961 Max Morlock 1. FC Nürnberg
1962 Karl-Heinz Schnellinger 1. FC Köln
1963 Hans Schäfer 1. FC Köln
1964 Uwe Seeler Hamburger SV
1965 Hans Tilkowski Borussia Dortmund
1966 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich
1967 Gerd Müller Bayern Munich
1968 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich
1969 Gerd Müller Bayern Munich
1970 Uwe Seeler Hamburger SV
1971 Berti Vogts Borussia Mönchengladbach
1972 Günter Netzer Borussia Mönchengladbach
1973 Günter Netzer Borussia Mönchengladbach
1974 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich
1975 Sepp Maier Bayern Munich
1976 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich
1977 Sepp Maier Bayern Munich
1978 Sepp Maier Bayern Munich
1979 Berti Vogts Borussia Mönchengladbach
1980 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich
1981 Paul Breitner Bayern Munich
1982 Karlheinz Förster VfB Stuttgart
1983 Rudi Völler Werder Bremen
1984 Harald Schumacher 1. FC Köln
1985 Hans-Peter Briegel Flag of Italy.svg Hellas Verona
1986 Harald Schumacher 1. FC Köln
1987 Uwe Rahn Borussia Mönchengladbach
1988 Jürgen Klinsmann VfB Stuttgart
1989 Thomas Häßler 1. FC Köln
1990 Lothar Matthäus Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale
1991 Stefan Kuntz 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1992 Thomas Häßler Flag of Italy.svg Roma
1993 Andreas Köpke 1. FC Nürnberg
1994 Jürgen Klinsmann Flag of France.svg Monaco
1995 Matthias Sammer Borussia Dortmund
1996 Matthias Sammer Borussia Dortmund
1997 Jürgen Kohler Borussia Dortmund
1998 Oliver Bierhoff Flag of Italy.svg Udinese
1999 Lothar Matthäus Bayern Munich
2000 Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich
2001 Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich
2002 Michael Ballack Bayer Leverkusen
2003 Michael Ballack Bayern Munich
2004 Flag of Brazil.svg Aílton Werder Bremen
2005 Michael Ballack Bayern Munich
2006 Miroslav Klose Werder Bremen
2007 Mario Gómez VfB Stuttgart
2008 Flag of France.svg Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich
2009 Flag of Brazil.svg Grafite VfL Wolfsburg
2010 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arjen Robben Bayern Munich
2011 Manuel Neuer Schalke 04
2012 Marco Reus [8] Borussia Mönchengladbach
2013 Bastian Schweinsteiger [9] Bayern Munich
2014 Manuel Neuer [10] Bayern Munich
2015 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Kevin De Bruyne [11] VfL Wolfsburg
2016 Jérôme Boateng [12] Bayern Munich
2017 Philipp Lahm [13] Bayern Munich
2018 Toni Kroos [14] Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2019 Marco Reus [15] Borussia Dortmund
2020 Flag of Poland.svg Robert Lewandowski [16] Bayern Munich
2021 Flag of Poland.svg Robert Lewandowski [4] Bayern Munich

Women's Footballer of the Year

Birgit Prinz won the Footballer of the Year award eight consecutive times from 2001 to 2008. Birgit Prinz.jpg
Birgit Prinz won the Footballer of the Year award eight consecutive times from 2001 to 2008.
YearPlayerClub
1996 Martina Voss [17] FC Rumeln-Kaldenhausen
1997 Bettina Wiegmann [17] Grün-Weiß Brauweiler
1998 Silke Rottenberg [17] SF Siegen
1999 Inka Grings [17] FCR Duisburg
2000 Martina Voss [17] FCR Duisburg
2001 Birgit Prinz [17] 1. FFC Frankfurt
2002 Birgit Prinz [17] 1. FFC Frankfurt
2003 Birgit Prinz [17] 1. FFC Frankfurt
2004 Birgit Prinz [17] 1. FFC Frankfurt
2005 Birgit Prinz [17] 1. FFC Frankfurt
2006 Birgit Prinz [17] 1. FFC Frankfurt
2007 Birgit Prinz [17] 1. FFC Frankfurt
2008 Birgit Prinz [17] 1. FFC Frankfurt
2009 Inka Grings [17] FCR 2001 Duisburg
2010 Inka Grings [17] FCR 2001 Duisburg
2011 Fatmire Bajramaj [17] Turbine Potsdam
2012 Célia Okoyino da Mbabi [8] SC 07 Bad Neuenahr
2013 Martina Müller [9] VfL Wolfsburg
2014 Alexandra Popp [10] VfL Wolfsburg
2015 Célia Šašić [11] 1. FFC Frankfurt
2016 Alexandra Popp [12] VfL Wolfsburg
2017 Dzsenifer Marozsán [13] Flag of France.svg Lyon
2018 Dzsenifer Marozsán [14] Flag of France.svg Lyon
2019 Dzsenifer Marozsán [18] Flag of France.svg Lyon
2020 Flag of Denmark.svg Pernille Harder [19] VfL Wolfsburg
2021 Flag of Austria.svg Nicole Billa [5] 1899 Hoffenheim

Footballer of the Year for East Germany

From 1963–1991, the publication Die Neue Fußballwoche awarded the Footballer of the Year for East Germany award.

YearPlayerClub
1963 Manfred Kaiser FC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt
1964 Klaus Urbanczyk SC Chemie Halle
1965 Horst Weigang SC Leipzig
1966 Jürgen Nöldner Vorwärts Berlin
1967 Dieter Erler FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
1968 Bernd Bransch Hallescher FC Chemie
1969 Eberhard Vogel FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
1970 Roland Ducke FC Carl Zeiss Jena
1971 Peter Ducke FC Carl Zeiss Jena
1972 Jürgen Croy Sachsenring Zwickau
1973 Hans-Jürgen Kreische Dynamo Dresden
1974 Bernd Bransch FC Carl Zeiss Jena
1975 Jürgen Pommerenke 1. FC Magdeburg
1976 Jürgen Croy Sachsenring Zwickau
1977 Hans-Jürgen Dörner Dynamo Dresden
1978 Jürgen Croy Sachsenring Zwickau
1979 Joachim Streich 1. FC Magdeburg
1980 Hans-Ulrich Grapenthin FC Carl Zeiss Jena
1981 Hans-Ulrich Grapenthin FC Carl Zeiss Jena
1982 Rüdiger Schnuphase FC Carl Zeiss Jena
1983 Joachim Streich 1. FC Magdeburg
1984 Hans-Jürgen Dörner Dynamo Dresden
1985 Hans-Jürgen Dörner Dynamo Dresden
1986 René Müller 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
1987 René Müller 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
1988 Andreas Thom Berliner FC Dynamo
1989 Andreas Trautmann Dynamo Dresden
1990 Ulf Kirsten Dynamo Dresden
1991 Torsten Gütschow Dynamo Dresden

East German Women's Footballer of the Year

YearPlayerClub
1990 Katrin Prühs [20] BSG Post Rostock

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