Kniksen Award

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The Kniksen Award (Norwegian : Kniksenprisen), established in 1990, honors the best players in the Norwegian football premiership. The award is named after the legendary Norwegian football player Roald Jensen, nicknamed "Kniksen".

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Category A

A jury composed of players, leaders, coaches and officials in the Tippeligaen, nominates and choose the winners in each category. All the nominees must play in the Norwegian top division. The player's nationality does not matter. The categories are:

In 2006, two further categories were also awarded: Young player of the year, and 1. divisjon player of the year.

Category B (the main awards)

Kniksen of the Year

This is awarded to the best Norwegian player of the year. The Kniksen of the year award was replaced by "Gullballen" (English: The Golden Ball) in 2014. The player can play abroad or in Norway and can be won by both female and male players.

Kniksen's honour award

The Kniksen's honour award is awarded to a person or a team, who have made a great contribution to Norwegian football. This award can be considered a lifetime achievement award, and is recognized as Norwegian football's most prestigious award. The Kniksen's honour award was not awarded in 2005 or 2006, but was resumed in 2007.

The main awards were presented annually at Idrettsgallaen at Hamar in January, but in 2007, all Kniksen awards were presented at a separate award show in November.

Winners

Source: [1]

1990s

Nils Arne Eggen was awarded the Coach of the Year six times (1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999). Nils Arne Eggen.JPG
Nils Arne Eggen was awarded the Coach of the Year six times (1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999).
Rune Bratseth was awarded the Kniksen of the Year award a record three times (1991, 1992 and 1994). Rune Bratseth.jpg
Rune Bratseth was awarded the Kniksen of the Year award a record three times (1991, 1992 and 1994).
Frode Grodas became Goalkeeper of the Year in 1991 and 1993. Frode Grodas.jpg
Frode Grodås became Goalkeeper of the Year in 1991 and 1993.
Egil Olsen (left) was awarded the Kniksen's honour award in 1992 and the Kniksen of the Year in 1993. Egil Olsen talks to the press following Norway vs England.jpg
Egil Olsen (left) was awarded the Kniksen's honour award in 1992 and the Kniksen of the Year in 1993.
Erik Hoftun was awarded the Defender of the Year award six consecutive times from 1995 to 2000. Erik Hoftun.jpg
Erik Hoftun was awarded the Defender of the Year award six consecutive times from 1995 to 2000.
Henning Berg won Kniksen of the Year after winning the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999. He shared the Kniksen's honour award with Hege Riise in 2004. Legia tren (2).jpg
Henning Berg won Kniksen of the Year after winning the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999. He shared the Kniksen's honour award with Hege Riise in 2004.
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2000s

Orjan Berg was awarded Midfielder of the Year three consecutive seasons (2000, 2001, 2002). Orjan Berg 2006-05-04.jpg
Ørjan Berg was awarded Midfielder of the Year three consecutive seasons (2000, 2001, 2002).
John Carew was awarded the Kniksen of the Year award a record three times (2005, 2007, 2008). JohnCarewWHU.jpg
John Carew was awarded the Kniksen of the Year award a record three times (2005, 2007, 2008).
John Arne Riise was awarded the Kniksen of the Year award in 2006. John Arne Riise.JPG
John Arne Riise was awarded the Kniksen of the Year award in 2006.
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

2010s

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have won four awards in three different categories: Kniksen of the Year (1996), Kniksen's honour award (2007) and Coach of the Year (2011, 2012). Zenit-Mo;de (7).jpg
Ole Gunnar Solskjær have won four awards in three different categories: Kniksen of the Year (1996), Kniksen's honour award (2007) and Coach of the Year (2011, 2012).
Sigurd Rushfeldt, the all-time top scorer in Eliteserien was awarded the Kniksen's honour award in 2011. Sigurd Rushfeldt.jpg
Sigurd Rushfeldt, the all-time top scorer in Eliteserien was awarded the Kniksen's honour award in 2011.
Svein Oddvar Moen was awarded the Referee of the Year award three consecutive times from 2010 to 2012. Svein Oddvar Moen 05.JPG
Svein Oddvar Moen was awarded the Referee of the Year award three consecutive times from 2010 to 2012.
The player with most appearances in Eliteserien, Daniel Berg Hestad, was awarded the Kniksen's honour award in 2016. Daniel Berg Hestad Sandnes.JPG
The player with most appearances in Eliteserien, Daniel Berg Hestad, was awarded the Kniksen's honour award in 2016.
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

2020s

2020

Other awards

Ada Hegerberg won Gullballen in 2015, 2016 and 2018. 20141015 - PSG-Lyon - 0662.jpg
Ada Hegerberg won Gullballen in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
Joshua King won Gullballen in 2017. Chelsea 0 Bournemouth 1.jpg
Joshua King won Gullballen in 2017.
Martin Odegaard won Gullballen in 2019. Martinodegaard (cropped).JPG
Martin Ødegaard won Gullballen in 2019.

This is a list of awards awarded in connection with the Kniksen awards, but not considered official Kniksen awards:

Gullballen

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

Men

Women

Eliteserien

Player of the Year

Goal of the Year

Breakthrough of the Year

Young Player of the Year

Coach of the Year

Toppserien

Player of the Year

Goal of the Year

Breakthrough of the Year

Young Player of the Year

Coach of the Year

1. divisjon

Player of the Year

Breakthrough of the Year

Coach of the Year

See also

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