The "Bravo" Award

Since 1978, the Italian magazine "Guerin' Sportivo" hands out the "Bravo"
Award to the most outstanding young player in Europe.
Until 1992 only under-23 players participating in one of the three European 
Club Cups were eligible.  Since 1992 any under-21 player from any European 
League is eligible.
The winners are chosen for the (fall-spring) season, not the calendar year.
 
YEAR    WINNER (club & country)                
 
1978    Jimmy CASE (Liverpool & England)
1979    Gary BIRTLES (Nottingham Forest & England)
1980    Hansi MÜLLER (Stuttgart & West Germany)
1981    John WARK (Ipswich Town & Scotland)
1982    Gary SHAW (Aston Villa & England)
1983    Massimo BONINI (Juventus & San Marino)
1984    Ubaldo RIGHETTI (Roma & Italy)
1985    Emilio BUTRAGUEÑO (Real Madrid & Spain)
1986    Emilio BUTRAGUEÑO (Real Madrid & Spain)
1987    Marco VAN BASTEN (Ajax & Netherlands)
1988    Eli OHANA (KV Mechelen & Israel)
1989    Paolo MALDINI (Milan & Italy)
1990    Roberto BAGGIO (Fiorentina & Italy)
1991    Robert PROSINECKI (Crvena Zvezda & Yugoslavia)
1992    Josep GUARDIOLA (Barcelona & Spain)
1993    Ryan GIGGS (Manchester United & Wales)
1994    Christian PANUCCI (Milan & Italy)
1995    Patrick KLUIVERT (Ajax & Netherlands)
1996    Alessandro DEL PIERO (Juventus & Italy)
1997    RONALDO Nazário de Lima (Barcelona & Brazil)
1998    RONALDO Nazário de Lima (Internazionale & Brazil)
1999    Gianluigi BUFFON (Parma & Italy)
2000    Iker CASILLAS (Real Madrid & Spain)
2001    Owen HARGREAVES (Bayern München & England)
2002    Christoph METZELDER (Borussia Dortmund & Germany)
2003    Wayne ROONEY (Everton & England)
2004    Cristiano RONALDO (Manchester United & Portugal)
2005    Arjen ROBBEN (Chelsea & Netherlands)
2006    Francesc FABREGAS (Arsenal & Spain)
2007    Lionel MESSI (Barcelona & Argentina)
2008    Karim BENZEMA (Olympique Lyonnais & France)
2009    Sergio BUSQUETS (Barcelona & Spain)
2010    Thomas MÜLLER (Bayern München & Germany)
2011    Eden HAZARD (Lille & Belgium)
2012    Marco VERRATTI (Pescara & Italy)
2013    Francisco Suarez ISCO (Spain & Malaga)

Bravo Award 2005

Top 5
 
 1. Arjen ROBBEN                   Netherlands          Chelsea (Eng)
 2. Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER         Germany              Bayern Munich (Ger)
 3. Wayne ROONEY                   England              Manchester United (Eng)
 4. Obafemi MARTINS                Nigeria              Internazionale Milan (Ita)
 5. Cristiano RONALDO              Portugal             Manchester United (Eng)

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With thanks to Fabrizio Bombelli and Roberto Di Maggio

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Author: José Luis Pierrend (josepie@hotmail.com)
Last updated: 12 Dec 2013

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