Austria - Player of the Year and Other Awards


In Austria several awards exist.

Player of the Year

Since 1984 the coaches of the Bundesliga clubs elect the player of the 
year. The election is organized by APA, the leading Austrian Press Agency.  

The winners:

1984 Herbert Prohaska (Austria Wien)
1985 Herbert Prohaska (Austria Wien)
1986 Anton "Toni" Polster (Austria Wien)
1987 Heribert Weber (Rapid Wien)
1988 Herbert Prohaska (Austria Wien)
1989 Gerhard Rodax (Admira/Wacker)
1990 Andreas Ogris (Austria Wien/Español (Barcelona))
1991 Nestor Gorosito (Argentinien/FC Tirol)
1992 Andreas Herzog (Rapid Wien/Werder Bremen)
1993 Franz Wohlfahrt (Austria Wien)
1994 Heimo Pfeifenberger (Austria Salzburg)
1995 Ivica Vastić (Croatia/Sturm Graz)
1996 Michael Konsel (Rapid Wien)
1997 Anton "Toni" Polster (1. FC Köln)
1998 Ivica Vastić (Sturm Graz)
1999 Ivica Vastić (Sturm Graz)
2000 Radoslav Gilewicz (Poland/FC Tirol)
2001 Ronald Brunmayr (Grazer AK)
2002 Vladimir Janocko (Slovakia/Austria Wien)
2003 Andreas Ivanschitz (Rapid Wien)
2004 Steffen Hofmann (Germany/Rapid Wien)
2005 Mario Bazina (Croatia/Grazer AK)
2006 Alexander Zickler (Austria Salzburg)
2007 Ivica Vastić (Linzer ASK)
2008 Marc Janko (Austria Salzburg)
2009 Steffen Hofmann (Germany/Rapid Wien)
2010 Zlatko Junuzović (Austria Wien)
2011 David Alaba (Bayern München/1899 Hoffenheim)
2012 David Alaba (Bayern München)
2013 David Alaba (Bayern München)                  [*]

[*] in 2013 all ten trainers voting chose Alaba in first place, thus giving
    him the maximum 50 points, the first ever time that happened

Number of Wins (30)

 4 Ivica Vastić [obtained Austrian citizenship after his 1995 election]

 3 David Alaba
   Herbert Prohaska

 2 Steffen Hofmann
   Anton "Toni" Polster

 1 Mario Bazina
   Ronald Brunmayr 
   Radoslav Gilewicz
   Nestor Gorosito
   Andreas Herzog
   Andreas Ivanschitz 
   Marc Janko 
   Vladimir Janocko 
   Zlatko Junuzović
   Michael Konsel
   Andreas Ogris
   Heimo Pfeifenberger
   Gerhard Rodax
   Heribert Weber
   Franz Wohlfahrt
   Alexander Zickler

The "Bruno"

The "Bruno" winners are elected by the "Vereinigung der Fußballer" 
(VdF, Austrian Union of Soccer Professionals). The name reminds 
the great Austrian defender Bruno Pezzey, who died in 1994. The 
representatives of the 20 professional clubs make a pre-election 
of three candidates for each category.  All professional players 
of 1st and 2nd league then elect the winners.

The winners:

Player of the season - Bundesliga
1997 René Wagner (Rapid Wien)
1998 Hannes Reinmayr (Sturm Graz)
1999 Edi Glieder (Austria Salzburg)
2000 Ivica Vastic (Sturm Graz)
2001 Radoslav Gilewicz (FC Tirol)
2002 Ronald Brunmayr (Grazer AK)
2003 Vladimir Janocko (Austria Wien)
2004 Sigurd Rushfeldt (Austria Wien)
2005 Steffen Hofmann (Rapid Wien)

Player of the season - Erste Division (2nd level)
1997 Zeljko Radovic (First Vienna)
1998 Lájos Detari (St. Pölten)
1999 Roman Stary (First Vienna)
2000 Thomas Silberberger (SV Wörgl)
2001 Roland Kollmann (FC Kärnten)
2002 Theo Grüner (Austria Lustenau)
2003 Michael Mörz (SV Mattersburg)
2004 Samuel Koejoe (Wacker Tirol)
2005 Sanel Kuljic (SV Ried)

Coach of the season
1997 Heribert Weber (Austria Salzburg)
1998 Ivica Osim (Sturm Graz)
1999 Hans Krankl (Austria Salzburg)
2000 Kurt Jara (FC Tirol)
2001 Kurt Jara (FC Tirol)
2002 Walter Schachner (FC Kärnten)
2003 Georg Zellhofer (SV Pasching)
2004 Walter Schachner (Grazer AK)
2005 Josef Hickersberger (Rapid Wien)

Rookie of the year
1997 Alexander Manninger (Grazer AK/Arsenal London)
1998 Gerd Wimmer (Rapid Wien)
1999 Jürgen Pichorner (Linzer ASK)
2000 Martin Stranzl  (TSV 1860 München)
2001 Emanuel Pogatetz (FC Kärnten)
2002 Paul Scharner (Austria Wien)
2003 Thomas Mandl (Austria Wien)
2004 Andreas Lasnik (SV Ried)
2005 Sebastian Martinez (Rapid Wien)

Team of the season
1997 Austria Salzburg
1998 Sturm Graz
1999 SW Bregenz
2000 FC Tirol
2001 FC Kärnten
2002 FC Tirol
2003 SV Mattersburg
2004 Grazer AK
2005 Rapid Wien

Honour award
1997 Walter Hörmann (Austria Salzburg)
1998 Michael Konsel (AS Roma)
1999 Toni Polster (Mönchengladbach)
2000 Peter Schöttel (Rapid Wien)
2001 Peter Stöger (Admira Wacker Mödling)
2002 Zeljko Vukovic (FC Kärnten)
2003 ÖFB-Projektteam Euro 2008
2004 Robert Wazinger (Wacker Tirol)
2005 Dieter Ramusch (Grazer AK)

Referee 
2003 Konrad Plautz
2004 Thomas Steiner
2005 Stefan Messner

Best player - Ladies
2003 Birgut Hufnagl (SV Neulengbach)
2004 Melanie Fischer (SV Neulengbach)
2005 Rosana dos Santos Augusto (SV Neulengbach)

Team of the season - Ladies
2003 SV Neulengbach
2004 SV Neulengbach
2005 SV Neulengbach

Misadventurer of the season
2003 Ferdinand Feldhofer (Rapid Wien)
2004 Krzysztof Ratajczyk (Austria Wien)
2005 Markus Katzer (Rapid Wien)

Artist of the season
2005 Marek Kincl (Rapid Wien)


The "Römer"

The "Römer" is the award of  the Austrian Soccer Federation ÖFB. 
Award-winners are players, coaches, other football representatives 
or teams in honour of their success or influence on Austrian football. 
Representatives of the ÖFB, the Bundesliga and the media make a 
pre-election. Fans can take part in the final election during a TV show.

The winners:

1988: Ernst Happel (coach/FC Tirol)
1989: Anton "Toni" Polster (player/FC Sevilla)
1990: Andreas Ogris (player/Austria Wien and Espanyol Barcelona)
1991: Herbert Prohaska (manager and coach/Austria Wien)
1992: Andreas Herzog (player/Rapid Wien and Werder Bremen)
1993: SV Salzburg (team/international success) 
1994: Otto Konrad (player/SV Salzburg)
1995: Ivica Osim (coach/Sturm Graz)
1996: ÖFB-Nationalteam 
1997: ÖFB-Nationalteam
1998: Peter Schöttel (player/Rapid Wien)
1999: Kurt Jara (coach/FC Tirol)
2000: Sturm Graz (team/international success)
2001: Andreas Herzog (player/Werder Bremen)
2002: ÖFB-Projektteam Euro 2008 (organization committee)
2003: Andreas Ivanschitz (player/Rapid Wien)


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