(West) Germany - Footballer of the Year


Awarded for the season ending on the year for which the award is given. Until 1991 it was the award for the West Germany Footballer of the Year.


List of Winners

Year   Player (Club)             

1960   Uwe Seeler                          Hamburger SV
1961   Maximilian Morlock                  1.FC Nürnberg
1962   Karl-Heinz Schnellinger             1.FC Köln
1963   Johann Schäfer                      1.FC Köln
1964   Uwe Seeler                          Hamburger SV
1965   Hans Tilkowski                      BV 09 Borussia Dortmund
1966   Franz Anton Beckenbauer             FC Bayern München
1967   Gerhard Müller                      FC Bayern München
1968   Franz Anton Beckenbauer             FC Bayern München
1969   Gerhard Müller                      FC Bayern München
1970   Uwe Seeler                          Hamburger SV
1971   Hans-Hubert Vogts                   VfL 1900 Borussia Mönchengladbach
1972   Günter Theodor Netzer               VfL 1900 Borussia Mönchengladbach
1973   Günter Theodor Netzer               VfL 1900 Borussia Mönchengladbach
1974   Franz Anton Beckenbauer             FC Bayern München
1975   Josef Dieter Maier                  FC Bayern München
1976   Franz Anton Beckenbauer             FC Bayern München
1977   Josef Dieter Maier                  FC Bayern München
1978   Josef Dieter Maier                  FC Bayern München
1979   Hans-Hubert Vogts                   VfL 1900 Borussia Mönchengladbach
1980   Karl-Heinz Rummenigge               FC Bayern München
1981   Paul Breitner                       FC Bayern München
1982   Karlheinz Förster                   VfB Stuttgart
1983   Rudolf Völler                       SV Werder Bremen
1984   Harald Anton Schumacher             1.FC Köln
1985   Hans-Peter Briegel                  AC Hellas Verona (ITA)
1986   Harald Anton Schumacher             1.FC Köln
1987   Uwe Rahn                            VfL 1900 Borussia Mönchengladbach
1988   Jürgen Klinsmann                    VfB Stuttgart
1989   Thomas Häßler                       1. FC Köln
1990   Lothar Herbert Matthäus             FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
1991   Stefan Kuntz                        1. FC Kaiserslautern
1992   Thomas Häßler                       AS Roma (ITA)
1993   Andreas Köpke                       1. FC Nürnberg
1994   Jürgen Klinsmann                    Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG)
1995   Matthias Sammer                     BV 09 Borussia Dortmund
1996   Matthias Sammer                     BV 09 Borussia Dortmund
1997   Jürgen Kohler                       BV 09 Borussia Dortmund
1998   Oliver Bierhoff                     Udinese Calcio (ITA)
1999   Lothar Herbert Matthäus             FC Bayern München
2000   Oliver Rolf Kahn                    FC Bayern München
2001   Oliver Rolf Kahn                    FC Bayern München
2002   Michael Ballack                     TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen
2003   Michael Ballack                     FC Bayern München
2004   AÍLTON Gonçalves da Silva           SV Werder Bremen
2005   Michael Ballack                     FC Bayern München
2006   Miroslav Klose                      SV Werder Bremen
2007   Mario GÓMEZ García                  VfB Stuttgart
2008   Franck Ribéry                       FC Bayern München
2009   GRAFITE Edinaldo Batista Libânio    VfL Wolfsburg
2010   Arjen Robben                        FC Bayern München
2011   Manuel Neuer                        FC Schalke 04
2012   Marco Reus                          VfL 1900 Borussia Mönchengladbach
2013   Bastian Schweinsteiger              FC Bayern München
2014   Manuel Neuer                        FC Bayern München

Note: Unless otherwise stated all clubs are from (West) Germany.

Number of wins

4   Franz Anton Beckenbauer
 
3   Michael Ballack, Josef Dieter Maier, Uwe Seeler
 
2   Thomas Häßler, Oliver Rolf Kahn, Jürgen Klinsmann, Lothar Herbert Matthäus,
    Gerhard Müller, Günter Theodor Netzer, Manuel Neuer, Matthias Sammer, 
    Harald Anton Schumacher, Hans-Hubert Vogts
 
1   AÍLTON Gonçalves da Silva, Oliver Bierhoff, Paul Breitner, Hans-Peter Briegel,
    Karlheinz Förster, Mario GÓMEZ García, GRAFITE Edinaldo Batista Libânio,
    Miroslav Klose, Jürgen Kohler, Andreas Köpke, Stefan Kuntz, Max Morlock,
    Uwe Rahn, Marco Reus, Franck Ribéry, Arjen Robben, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge,
    Hans Schäfer, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Hans Tilkowski,
    Rudolf Völler


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