|Footballer of the Year|
|Formerly called||West Germany Footballer of the Year (1960–1991)|
|Current holder||Robert Lewandowski (2021)|
|Most awards||Franz Beckenbauer (4)|
|Women's Footballer of the Year|
|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.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. Eligible are German players and non-German players playing in Germany.
The current titleholders are Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich and Nicole Billa of 1899 Hoffenheim.In 2004, Brazilian Aílton became the first foreign player to attain the honour.
|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||Hellas Verona|
|1986||Harald Schumacher||1. FC Köln|
|1987||Uwe Rahn||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|1988||Jürgen Klinsmann||VfB Stuttgart|
|1989||Thomas Häßler||1. FC Köln|
|1991||Stefan Kuntz||1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|1993||Andreas Köpke||1. FC Nürnberg|
|1995||Matthias Sammer||Borussia Dortmund|
|1996||Matthias Sammer||Borussia Dortmund|
|1997||Jürgen Kohler||Borussia Dortmund|
|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|
|2005||Michael Ballack||Bayern Munich|
|2006||Miroslav Klose||Werder Bremen|
|2007||Mario Gómez||VfB Stuttgart|
|2008||Franck Ribéry||Bayern Munich|
|2010||Arjen Robben||Bayern Munich|
|2011||Manuel Neuer||Schalke 04|
|2012||Marco Reus||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|2013||Bastian Schweinsteiger||Bayern Munich|
|2014||Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich|
|2015||Kevin De Bruyne||VfL Wolfsburg|
|2016||Jérôme Boateng||Bayern Munich|
|2017||Philipp Lahm||Bayern Munich|
|2018||Toni Kroos||Real Madrid|
|2019||Marco Reus||Borussia Dortmund|
|2020||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich|
|2021||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich|
|1996||Martina Voss||FC Rumeln-Kaldenhausen|
|1997||Bettina Wiegmann||Grün-Weiß Brauweiler|
|1998||Silke Rottenberg||SF Siegen|
|1999||Inka Grings||FCR Duisburg|
|2000||Martina Voss||FCR Duisburg|
|2001||Birgit Prinz||1. FFC Frankfurt|
|2002||Birgit Prinz||1. FFC Frankfurt|
|2003||Birgit Prinz||1. FFC Frankfurt|
|2004||Birgit Prinz||1. FFC Frankfurt|
|2005||Birgit Prinz||1. FFC Frankfurt|
|2006||Birgit Prinz||1. FFC Frankfurt|
|2007||Birgit Prinz||1. FFC Frankfurt|
|2008||Birgit Prinz||1. FFC Frankfurt|
|2009||Inka Grings||FCR 2001 Duisburg|
|2010||Inka Grings||FCR 2001 Duisburg|
|2011||Fatmire Bajramaj||Turbine Potsdam|
|2012||Célia Okoyino da Mbabi||SC 07 Bad Neuenahr|
|2013||Martina Müller||VfL Wolfsburg|
|2014||Alexandra Popp||VfL Wolfsburg|
|2015||Célia Šašić||1. FFC Frankfurt|
|2016||Alexandra Popp||VfL Wolfsburg|
|2020||Pernille Harder||VfL Wolfsburg|
|2021||Nicole Billa||1899 Hoffenheim|
From 1963–1991, the publication Die Neue Fußballwoche awarded the Footballer of the Year for East Germany award.
|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|
|1990||Katrin Prühs||BSG Post Rostock|
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