U.S. Soccer Player of the Year

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As of 2013, Abby Wambach has won the U.S. Soccer Female Player 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 Player 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 Player of the Year is given by the United States Soccer Federation to the American soccer players judged best in the calendar year. It is considered the highest accolade for American soccer players. [1]

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The U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year award originated in 1984, followed by the Female Player of the Year in 1985. Awards for Young Male and Young Female Players were added in 1998. [2] An award for Player of the Year with a Disability was added in 2012. [3]

Public voting for the awards account for 50 percent of the results. [2] The other 50 percent are voted by members of the national media and U.S. Soccer representatives (from national team coaches to the National Board of Directors). [4]

U.S. Soccer Players of the Year

As of December 22, 2020. [2]
YearMale Player of the YearFemale Player of the YearYoung Male Player of the YearYoung Female Player of the YearPlayer of the Year with a Disability
1984 Rick Davis
1985 Perry Van der Beck Sharon McMurtry
1986 Paul Caligiuri April Heinrichs
1987 Brent Goulet Carin Jennings-Gabarra
1988 Peter Vermes Joy Biefield
1989 Mike Windischmann April Heinrichs (2)
1990 Tab Ramos Michelle Akers
1991 Hugo Perez Michelle Akers (2)
1992 Marcelo Balboa Carin Jennings-Gabarra (2)
1993 Thomas Dooley Kristine Lilly
1994Marcelo Balboa (2) Mia Hamm
1995 Alexi Lalas Mia Hamm (2)
1996 Eric Wynalda Mia Hamm (3)
1997 Kasey Keller Mia Hamm (4)
1998 Cobi Jones Mia Hamm (5) Josh Wolff Cindy Parlow
1999Kasey Keller (2)Michelle Akers (3) Ben Olsen Lorrie Fair
2000 Chris Armas Tiffeny Milbrett Landon Donovan Aly Wagner
2001 Earnie Stewart Tiffeny Milbrett (2) DaMarcus Beasley Aleisha Cramer
2002 Brad Friedel Shannon MacMillan Bobby Convey Lindsay Tarpley
2003 Landon Donovan Abby Wambach Freddy Adu Cat Reddick
2004Landon Donovan (2)Abby Wambach (2) Eddie Johnson Heather O'Reilly
2005Kasey Keller (3)Kristine Lilly (2) Benny Feilhaber Lori Chalupny
2006 Oguchi Onyewu Kristine Lilly (3) Jozy Altidore Danesha Adams
2007 Clint Dempsey Abby Wambach (3) Michael Bradley Lauren Cheney
2008 Tim Howard Carli Lloyd Sacha Kljestan Kristie Mewis
2009Landon Donovan (3) Hope Solo Luis Gil Tobin Heath
2010Landon Donovan (4)Abby Wambach (4) Gale Agbossoumonde Bianca Henninger
2011Clint Dempsey (2)Abby Wambach (5) Brek Shea Sydney Leroux
2012Clint Dempsey (3) Alex Morgan Rubio Rubin Julie Johnston Felicia Schroeder
2013 Jozy Altidore Abby Wambach (6) Wil Trapp Lindsey Horan Rene Renteria
2014Tim Howard (2) Lauren Holiday DeAndre Yedlin Morgan Brian Gavin Sibayan
2015 Michael Bradley Carli Lloyd (2) Matt Miazga Mallory Pugh Kevin Hensley
2016Jozy Altidore (2) Tobin Heath Christian Pulisic Ashley Sanchez Adam Ballou
2017 Christian Pulisic Julie Ertz Josh Sargent Sophia Smith Sean Boyle
2018 Zack Steffen Alex Morgan (2) Alex Mendez Tierna Davidson Gracie Fitzgerald
2019Christian Pulisic (2)Julie Ertz (2) Sergiño Dest Brianna Pinto Nick Mayhugh
2020 Weston McKennie Sam Mewis Gio Reyna Naomi Girma CP Soccer youth players

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