Netherlands - Player of the Year and Other Awards


As awarded at the VVCS Gala (VVCS is the union of Dutch professional football players). Eligible are all players in the Dutch league. Awards were for the calendar year up to and including 1997; for the season from 1998/99 on.

List of Winners

Year    Winner
1984    Ruud Gullit                (Feyenoord)
1985    Marco van Basten           (Ajax)
1986    Ruud Gullit                (PSV)
1987    Ronald Koeman              (PSV)
1988    Ronald Koeman              (PSV)
1989    Romário                    (PSV) 
1990    Jan Wouters                (Ajax)
1991    Dennis Bergkamp            (Ajax) 
1992    Dennis Bergkamp            (Ajax) 
1993    Jari Litmanen              (Ajax) 
1994    Ronald de Boer             (Ajax)
1995    Luc Nilis                  (PSV)
1996    Ronald de Boer             (Ajax)
1997    Jaap Stam                  (PSV)
1998/99 Ruud van Nistelrooij        (PSV)
1999/00 Ruud van Nistelrooij        (PSV)
2000/01 Mark van Bommel            (PSV)
2001/02 Pierre van Hooijdonk        (Feyenoord)
2002/03 Mateja Kezman              (PSV)
2003/04 Maxwell                    (Ajax)
2004/05 Mark van Bommel            (PSV)
2005/06 Dirk Kuijt                  (Feyenoord)
2006/07 Afonso Alves               (Heerenveen)
2007/08 John Heitinga              (Ajax)
2008/09 Mounir El Hamdaoui         (AZ)
2009/10 Luis Suárez                (Ajax)
2010/11 Theo Janssen               (Twente)
2011/12 Jan Vertonghen             (Ajax)
2012/13 Wilfried Bony              (Vitesse)

Awards per player

 2 Dennis Bergkamp, Ronald de Boer, Mark van Bommel, Ruud Gullit,
   Ronald Koeman, Ruud van Nistelrooij 
 1 Afonso Alves, Marco van Basten, Wilfried Bony, Mounir El Hamdaoui,
   John Heitinga, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Theo Janssen, Mateja Kezman,
   Dirk Kuijt, Jari Litmanen, Maxwell, Luc Nilis, Romário, Jaap Stam,
   Luis Suárez, Jan Vertonghen, Jan Wouters
   

Awards per club

11 Ajax, PSV
 3 Feyenoord
 1 AZ, Heerenveen, Twente, Vitesse


Other Awards at the same Gala

Player of the Year - Eerste Divisie (Second Level)
Year    Winner
1984    Remie Reynierse            (VVV)
1985    Martin Jol                 (FC Den Haag)
1986    Peter van Velzen           (RKC)
1987    Marcel Brands              (RKC)
1988    Frans Thijssen              (Vitesse)
1989    Jerry Cooke                (SVV)
1990    Ton Cornelissen            (NAC)
1991    Erik Tammer                (Excelsior)
1992    John Mutsaers              (RBC)
1993    Virgil Breetveld           (Dordrecht '90)
1994    Folkert Velten             (SC Heracles)
1995    Michel van Oostrum         (Emmen)
1996    Michel van Oostrum         (Emmen)
1997    Peter Wijker                (AZ)
1998/99 Harry van der Laan         (FC Den Bosch)
1999/00 David Connolly             (Excelsior)
2000/01 Thomas Buffel              (Excelsior)
2001/02 Thomas Buffel              (Excelsior)
2002/03 Donny de Groot             (Emmen)
2003/04 Klaas Jan Huntelaar        (AGOVV)

Talent of the Year
Year    Winner
1984    Mario Been                 (Feyenoord)
1985    Frans van Rooy             (PSV)
1986    Aron Winter                (Ajax)
1987    Bryan Roy                  (Ajax)
1988    Pieter Huistra             (FC Twente)
1989    Richard Witschge           (Ajax)
1990    Dennis Bergkamp            (Ajax)
1991    Gaston Taument             (Feyenoord)
1992    Marc Overmars              (Ajax)
1993    Clarence Seedorf           (Ajax)
1994    Clarence Seedorf           (Ajax)
1995    Patrick Kluivert           (Ajax)
1996    Jon-Dahl Tomasson          (SC Heerenveen)
1997    Boudewijn Zenden           (PSV)
1998/99 Mark van Bommel            (PSV)
1999/00 Arnold Bruggink            (PSV)
2000/01 Rafael van der Vaart       (Ajax)
2001/02 Robin van Persie           (Feyenoord)
2002/03 Arjen Robben               (PSV)
2003/04 John Heitinga              (Ajax)
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Johan Cruijff Prijs
Year    Winner
2002/03 Arjen Robben               (PSV)
2003/04 Wesley Sneijder             (Ajax)
2004/05 Salomon Kalou              (Feyenoord)
2005/06 Klaas Jan Huntelaar        (SC Heerenveen/Ajax)
2006/07 Ibrahim Afellay            (PSV)
2007/08 Miralem Sulejmani          (SC Heerenveen)
2008/09 Eljero Elia                (FC Twente)

Keeper of the Year
Year    Winner
1987    Hans van Breukelen         (PSV)
1988    Hans van Breukelen         (PSV)
1989    Ruud Hesp                  (Fortuna Sittard)
1990    Stanley Menzo              (Ajax)
1991    Hans van Breukelen         (PSV)
1992    Hans van Breukelen         (PSV)
1993    Ed de Goey                 (Feyenoord)
1994    Edwin van der Sar          (Ajax)
1995    Edwin van der Sar          (Ajax)
1996    Edwin van der Sar          (Ajax)
1997    Edwin van der Sar          (Ajax)
1998/99 Jerzy Dudek                (Feyenoord)
1999/00 Jerzy Dudek                (Feyenoord)
2000/01 Ronald Waterreus           (PSV)
2001/02 Edwin Zoetebier            (Feyenoord)
2002/03 Dennis Gentenaar           (NEC)

Referee of the Year
Year    Winner
1984    Ignace van Swieten
1985    Bep Thomas 
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Club of the Year
Year    Winner
1986    Ajax
1987    Willem II
1988    PSV
1989    Vitesse
1990    Willem II
1991    SC Heerenveen
1992    MVV
1993    NAC
1994    Feyenoord
1995    Ajax
1996    FC Twente
1997    SC Heerenveen
1998/99 Willem II
1999/00 SC Heerenveen
2000/01 NEC
2001/02 Feyenoord
2002/03 PSV

Press Prize
Year    Winner
1985    Johan Cruijff
1986    Piet de Visser
1987      uncertain whether awarded or discontinued

Trainer of the Year
Year    Winner
1996    Louis van Gaal             (Ajax)
1997    Foppe de Haan              (SC Heerenveen)
1998/99 Leo Beenhakker             (Feyenoord)
1999/00 Foppe de Haan              (SC Heerenveen)
2000/01 Martin Jol                 (RKC Waalwijk)
2001/02 Bert van Marwijk            (Feyenoord)
2002/03 Ronald Koeman              (Ajax)

Rinus Michels Award - Trainer of the Year
Year    Winner
2003/04 Co Adriaanse               (AZ)
2004/05 Guus Hiddink               (PSV)
2005/06 Guus Hiddink               (PSV)
2006/07 Louis van Gaal             (AZ)
2007/08 Fred Rutten                (FC Twente)
2008/09 Louis van Gaal             (AZ)

Rinus Michels Award - Oeuvreprijs
Year    Winner
2003/04 Kees Rijvers
2004/05 Piet de Visser
2005/06   not awarded 
2006/07   not awarded 
2007/08 Wiel Coerver
2008/09 Foppe de Haan

Best International Player
Year    Podium
1984  1.Michel Platini
      2.Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
      3.Zbigniew Boniek
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