Gullballen

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Gullballen
Given for association football award
Country Norway
Presented by Norwegian Football Federation
Stefan Johansen, the first recipient of Gullballen. Stefan Johansen 2017.jpg
Stefan Johansen, the first recipient of Gullballen.

Gullballen (English: the Golden Ball) is a Norwegian football award given by the Norwegian Football Federation to the best male and female Norwegian footballers each year. The award replaced Kniksen of the Year as the main award given to the best Norwegian footballer in a calendar year.

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The first award was given in 2014 to Stefan Johansen, [1] Until 2018, the award was given to only one player, either male or female. In 2015, Ada Hegerberg became the first woman to win the award. [2] Hegerberg has won the award three times (in 2015, 2016 and 2018) and is the only player to win it more than twice. [3] Gullballen has been given out at Norwegian sport award Idrettsgallaen since 2015.

Winners

2014–2017

Ada Hegerberg, winner in 2015, 2016 and 2018. 20141015 - PSG-Lyon - 0662.jpg
Ada Hegerberg, winner in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
Joshua King won the award in 2017. Chelsea 0 Bournemouth 1.jpg
Joshua King won the award in 2017.
YearWinnerClub(s)
2014
Stefan Johansen Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic
2015
Ada Hegerberg (1) Flag of France.svg Lyon
2016
Ada Hegerberg (2) Flag of France.svg Lyon
2017
Joshua King Flag of England.svg Bournemouth

2018–present

Martin Odegaard won the men's award in 2019. Martinodegaard (cropped).JPG
Martin Ødegaard won the men's award in 2019.
Erling Haaland, winner in 2020. FC RB Salzburg versus SV Mattersburg (4. Juli 2019) 29.jpg
Erling Haaland, winner in 2020.

From 2018, the Gullballen has been awarded to both a male and a female footballer.

Men's award
YearWinnerClub(s)
2018
Rune Jarstein Flag of Germany.svg Hertha BSC
2019
Martin Ødegaard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vitesse
Flag of Spain.svg Real Sociedad
2020
Erling Haaland Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Dortmund
Women's award
YearWinnerClub(s)
2018
Ada Hegerberg (3) Flag of France.svg Lyon
2019
Caroline Graham Hansen Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
2020
Caroline Graham Hansen Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona

By club

Men's clubs

ClubWins
Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Dortmund 1
Flag of England.svg Bournemouth 1
Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic 1
Flag of Germany.svg Hertha BSC 1
Flag of Spain.svg Real Sociedad 1
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vitesse 1

Women's clubs

ClubWins
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 2
Flag of France.svg Lyon 3
Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg 1

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References

  1. "Stefan Johansen ble Gullballen-vinner". nrk.no (in Norwegian). NRK. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "Gullballen til Ada Hegerberg". tk.no (in Norwegian). Tidens Krav. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  3. "Jarstein og Hegerberg vant Gullballen". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Norwegian Football Federation. 5 January 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2019.