|Romanian Footballer of the Year|
|Competition||All levels of Romanian and international football|
|Local name||Jucătorul român al anului / Trofeul Nicolae Dobrin (Romanian)|
|Presented by||Gazeta Sporturilor|
|Most wins|| Gheorghe Hagi |
|Most recent||Dennis Man|
The Romanian Footballer of the Year (Romanian : Fotbalistul român al anului), also known as the Nicolae Dobrin Trophy (Romanian : Trofeul Nicolae Dobrin ), is an annual association football award given by the Gazeta Sporturilor newspaper to the Romanian player adjudged to have been the best during a calendar year. The current holder is Dennis Man, who won the award for his performances in 2020 representing FCSB.
It has been presented since 1966 and is currently named after Nicolae Dobrin, the first recipient of the award and one of Romania's most notable footballers.Gheorghe Hagi, the joint leading goalscorer of the national team alongside Adrian Mutu, has received the trophy a record of seven times. Other honours handed out by Gazeta Sporturilor include the Liga I Foreign Player of the Year and the Romania Coach of the Year awards.
|Year||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Fourth place||Fifth place|
|2020||Dennis Man||Ciprian Deac||Nicolae Stanciu||Ianis Hagi||Alexandru Maxim|
|2019||Andrei Radu||George Pușcaș||Nicolae Stanciu||Alexandru Mitriță|| Ianis Hagi |
|2018||George Țucudean||Răzvan Marin||Ianis Hagi||Ciprian Tătărușanu||Alexandru Mitriță|
|2017||Constantin Budescu||Ciprian Tătărușanu|| Florin Niță |
|–|| Alexandru Băluță |
|2016||Denis Alibec||Nicolae Stanciu||Răzvan Marin||Claudiu Keșerü||Florin Andone|
|2015||Ciprian Tătărușanu||Constantin Budescu||Costel Pantilimon||Ioan Hora||Florin Andone|
|2014||Lucian Sânmărtean||Claudiu Keșerü||Răzvan Raț||Alexandru Chipciu||Alexandru Maxim|
|2013||Vlad Chiricheș||Alexandru Maxim||Alexandru Bourceanu||Ciprian Marica||Daniel Pancu|
|2012||Raul Rusescu||Vlad Chiricheș||Gabriel Torje||Alexandru Bourceanu||Răzvan Raț|
|2011||Gabriel Torje||Lucian Sânmărtean||Cristian Săpunaru||Ionel Dănciulescu||Ștefan Radu|
|2010||Cristian Chivu||Bogdan Stancu||Răzvan Raț||Ștefan Radu||Gabriel Tamaș|
|2009||Cristian Chivu||Răzvan Raț||Adrian Mutu||Iulian Apostol||Gigel Bucur|
|2008||Adrian Mutu|| Dorin Goian |
|–||Bogdan Lobonț||Eugen Trică|
|2007||Adrian Mutu||Bogdan Lobonț||Cristian Chivu||Dorin Goian||Nicolae Dică|
|2006||Nicolae Dică||Adrian Mutu||Cristian Chivu|| Dănuț Coman |
|2005||Adrian Mutu||Mirel Rădoi||Dorinel Munteanu||Nicolae Dică|| Răzvan Cociș |
|2004||Ionel Dănciulescu||Adrian Neaga||Mirel Rădoi||Daniel Niculae|| Florentin Petre |
|2003||Adrian Mutu||Cristian Chivu||Bogdan Lobonț||Mirel Rădoi||Daniel Pancu|
|2002||Cristian Chivu||Adrian Mutu||Cosmin Contra||Daniel Pancu||Mirel Rădoi|
|2001||Cosmin Contra||Marius Niculae||Cristian Chivu||Gheorghe Popescu|| Adrian Mihalcea |
|2000||Gheorghe Hagi||Cristian Chivu||Gheorghe Popescu||Dorinel Munteanu||Marius Niculae|
|1999||Gheorghe Hagi||Dan Petrescu||Adrian Ilie||Gheorghe Popescu||Adrian Mutu|
|1998||Adrian Ilie||Gheorghe Popescu||Gheorghe Hagi||Bogdan Stelea||Ionuț Lupescu|
|1997||Gheorghe Hagi||Dan Petrescu||Marius Lăcătuș||Gheorghe Popescu||Adrian Ilie|
|1996||Gheorghe Popescu||Gheorghe Hagi||Viorel Moldovan||Adrian Ilie||Dorinel Munteanu|
|1995||Gheorghe Popescu||Gheorghe Hagi||Daniel Prodan||Dorinel Munteanu||Florin Răducioiu|
|1994||Gheorghe Hagi||Florin Răducioiu||Ionuț Lupescu||Gheorghe Popescu||Ilie Dumitrescu|
|1993||Gheorghe Hagi||Ilie Dumitrescu||Florin Răducioiu||Gheorghe Popescu||Ovidiu Sabău|
|1992||Gheorghe Popescu||Gheorghe Hagi||Dorinel Munteanu||Ionuț Lupescu||Ilie Dumitrescu|
|1991||Gheorghe Popescu||Gheorghe Hagi||Ionuț Lupescu||Silviu Lung||Dorinel Munteanu|
|1990||Gheorghe Popescu||Iosif Rotariu||Dan Petrescu||Ionuț Lupescu||Marius Lăcătuș|
|1989||Gheorghe Popescu||Ovidiu Sabău||Gheorghe Hagi||Marius Lăcătuș||Ștefan Iovan|
|1988||Dorin Mateuț||Gheorghe Hagi||Miodrag Belodedici||Marius Lăcătuș||Ovidiu Sabău|
|1987||Gheorghe Hagi||Miodrag Belodedici||Rodion Cămătaru||László Bölöni||Marius Lăcătuș|
|1986||Helmuth Duckadam||László Bölöni||Miodrag Belodedici||Rodion Cămătaru||Gheorghe Hagi|
|1985||Gheorghe Hagi||Costică Ștefănescu||László Bölöni||Silviu Lung||Michael Klein|
|1984||Silviu Lung||Gheorghe Hagi||Costică Ștefănescu||Mircea Rednic||Dumitru Moraru|
|1983||László Bölöni||Silviu Lung||Costică Ștefănescu||Rodion Cămătaru||Mircea Rednic|
|1982||Ilie Balaci||Costică Ștefănescu||Rodion Cămătaru||László Bölöni||Gino Iorgulescu|
|1981||Ilie Balaci||Costică Ștefănescu||Ștefan Sameș||Vasile Iordache||Romulus Gabor|
|1980||Marcel Răducanu||Anghel Iordănescu||Costică Ștefănescu||Vasile Iordache||Rodion Cămătaru|
|1979||Ștefan Sameș||Costică Ștefănescu||Marcel Răducanu||Nicolae Dobrin||Cornel Dinu|
|1978||Narcis Coman||Nicolae Dobrin||Costică Ștefănescu||Cornel Dinu||Ștefan Sameș|
|1977||László Bölöni||Dudu Georgescu||Alexandru Sătmăreanu||Nicolae Dobrin||Iosif Vigu|
|1976||Dudu Georgescu||László Bölöni||Anghel Iordănescu||Necula Răducanu||Florin Cheran|
|1974||Cornel Dinu||Mircea Lucescu||Ion Dumitru||Silviu Iorgulescu|| Alexandru Boc |
|1973||Ion Dumitru||Cornel Dinu||Nicolae Dobrin||Dumitru Antonescu||Florea Dumitrache|
|1972||Cornel Dinu||Alexandru Boc||Nicolae Dobrin||Stere Adamache||Ion Dumitru|
|1971||Nicolae Dobrin||Ion Dumitru||Nicolae Lupescu||Mircea Lucescu||Cornel Dinu|
|1970||Cornel Dinu||Necula Răducanu||Florea Dumitrache||Radu Nunweiller|| Nicolae Lupescu |
|1969||Florea Dumitrache||Nicolae Dobrin||Radu Nunweiller||Lajos Sătmăreanu||Aristide Ghiță|
|1968||Florea Dumitrache||Cornel Dinu||Lajos Sătmăreanu||Gheorghe Gornea|| Ion Barbu |
|1967||Nicolae Dobrin||Gheorghe Constantin||Narcis Coman||Ion Ionescu||Dan Coe|
|1966||Nicolae Dobrin||Vasile Gergely||Ion Pîrcălab||Emil Dumitriu||Ion Nunweiller|
|Gheorghe Hagi||1985, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000|
|Gheorghe Popescu||1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996|
|Adrian Mutu||2003, 2005, 2007, 2008|
|Cristian Chivu||2002, 2009, 2010|
|Cornel Dinu||1970, 1972, 1974|
|Nicolae Dobrin||1966, 1967, 1971|
|Ilie Balaci||1981, 1982|
|László Bölöni||1977, 1983|
|Florea Dumitrache||1968, 1969|
|Ion Dumitru||1973, 1975|
(outright wins/shared titles by two teams)
|Year(s) (* title was shared by two teams)|
|Steaua București / FCSB||1973, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1987, 2006, 2012, 2013*, 2014, 2017*, 2020|
|Dinamo București||1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1988, 2004, 2011*|
|Universitatea Craiova||1981, 1982, 1984, 1989, 1990*|
|Argeș Pitești||1966, 1967, 1971|
|Fiorentina||2007, 2008, 2015|
|Galatasaray||1997, 1999, 2000|
|PSV Eindhoven||1990*, 1991, 1992|
|Barcelona||1994*, 1995*, 1996|
|ASA Târgu Mureș||1977, 1983|
|Astra Giurgiu||2016, 2017*|
|Tottenham Hotspur||1995*, 2013*|
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