U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year

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As of 2013, Abby Wambach has won the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year Award a record six times. Abby Wambach USA vs Can Sep17.jpg
As of 2013, Abby Wambach has won the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year Award a record six times.
Clint Dempsey won the U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2011 Clint Dempsey 20110622.jpg
Clint Dempsey won the U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2011

The U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year is given by the United States Soccer Federation to the American soccer players judged best in the calendar year. The U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award originated in 1984 followed by the Female Athlete of the Year in 1985. Awards for Young Male and Young Female were added in 1998. [1] An award for disabled athletes was added in 2012. [2] The award is considered the highest American accolade for soccer players in the country. [3]

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Online votes for the Athlete of the Year awards are equivalent to 50 percent of the total votes. [1] The other 50 percent are represented by votes compiled from members of the national media and U.S. Soccer representatives (from national team coaches to the National Board of Directors). [4]

U.S. Soccer Athletes of the Year

YearMale Athlete of the YearFemale Athlete of the YearYoung Male Athlete of the YearYoung Female Athlete of the YearAthlete of the Year with a Disability
1984 Rick Davis Not GivenNot GivenNot GivenNot Given
1985 Perry Van der Beck Sharon McMurtry Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1986 Paul Caligiuri April Heinrichs Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1987 Brent Goulet Carin Jennings-Gabarra Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1988 Peter Vermes Joy Biefield Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1989 Mike Windischmann April Heinrichs Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1990 Tab Ramos Michelle Akers Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1991 Hugo Perez Michelle Akers Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1992 Marcelo Balboa Carin Jennings-Gabarra Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1993 Thomas Dooley Kristine Lilly Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1994 Marcelo Balboa Mia Hamm Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1995 Alexi Lalas Mia Hamm Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1996 Eric Wynalda Mia Hamm Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1997 Kasey Keller Mia Hamm Not GivenNot GivenNot Given
1998 Cobi Jones Mia Hamm Josh Wolff Cindy Parlow Not Given
1999 Kasey Keller Michelle Akers Ben Olsen Lorrie Fair Not Given
2000 Chris Armas Tiffeny Milbrett Landon Donovan Aly Wagner Not Given
2001 Earnie Stewart Tiffeny Milbrett DaMarcus Beasley Aleisha Cramer Not Given
2002 Brad Friedel Shannon MacMillan Bobby Convey Lindsay Tarpley Not Given
2003 Landon Donovan Abby Wambach Freddy Adu Cat Reddick Not Given
2004 Landon Donovan Abby Wambach Eddie Johnson Heather O'Reilly Not Given
2005 Kasey Keller Kristine Lilly Benny Feilhaber Lori Chalupny Not Given
2006 Oguchi Onyewu Kristine Lilly Jozy Altidore Danesha Adams Not Given
2007 Clint Dempsey Abby Wambach Michael Bradley Lauren Cheney Not Given
2008 Tim Howard Carli Lloyd Sacha Kljestan Kristie Mewis Not Given
2009 Landon Donovan Hope Solo Luis Gil Tobin Heath Not Given
2010 Landon Donovan Abby Wambach Gale Agbossoumonde Bianca Henninger Not Given
2011 Clint Dempsey Abby Wambach Brek Shea Sydney Leroux Not Given
2012 Clint Dempsey Alex Morgan Rubio Rubin Julie Johnston Felicia Schroeder
2013 Jozy Altidore Abby Wambach Wil Trapp Lindsey Horan Rene Renteria
2014 Tim Howard Lauren Holiday DeAndre Yedlin Morgan Brian Gavin Sibayan
2015 Michael Bradley Carli Lloyd Matt Miazga Mallory Pugh Kevin Hensley
2016 Jozy Altidore Tobin Heath Christian Pulisic Ashley Sanchez Adam Ballou
2017 Christian Pulisic Julie Ertz Josh Sargent Sophia Smith Sean Boyle
2018 Zack Steffen Alex Morgan Alex Mendez Tierna Davidson Gracie Fitzgerald

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 U.S. Soccer Federation. "Athlete of the Year Award". www.ussoccer.com. Archived from the original on 2014-11-10.
  2. "Colorado Rapids defender Shane O'Neill a finalist for US Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year". Colorado Rapids. November 19, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  3. Di Veronica, Jeff (November 29, 2013). "Wambach wins record 6th U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year award". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  4. U.S. Soccer Federation. "Voting Underway for 2011 Best of U.S. Soccer and Athlete of the Year Awards". www.ussoccer.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-17.