IFFHS - Various Annual Awards


IFFHS' World's Best Referee of the Year

Since 1987 the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) 
chooses the World's Best Referee; the election is for the calendar year.

List of winners

YEAR  WINNER                 		COUNTRY

1987  Romualdo Arppi Filho              Brazil
1988  Michel Vautrot                    France
1989  Michel Vautrot                    France
1990  José Roberto Ramiz Wright         Brazil
1991  Peter Mikkelsen			Denmark
1992  Aron Schmidhuber			Germany
1993  Peter Mikkelsen			Denmark
1994  Sandor Puhl			Hungary
1995  Sandor Puhl			Hungary
1996  Sandor Puhl                       Hungary
1997  Sandor Puhl			Hungary
1998  Pierluigi Collina			Italy
1999  Pierluigi Collina			Italy
2000  Pierluigi Collina			Italy
2001  Pierluigi Collina			Italy
2002  Pierluigi Collina			Italy
2003  Pierluigi Collina			Italy
2004  Markus Merk			Germany
2005  Markus Merk			Germany
2006  Horacio Marcelo Elizondo 	        Argentina
2007  Markus Merk                  Germany
2008  Roberto Rosetti              Italy
2009  Massimo Busacca              Switzerland
2010  Howard Webb                  England
2011  Viktor Kassai                Hungary
2012  Pedro Proenca                Portugal
2013  Howard Webb                  England
2014  Nicola Rizzoli               Italy
2015  Nicola Rizzoli               Italy


IFFHS' World's Best National Coach of the Year

Since 1996 the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) 
chooses the World's Best National Coach; the election is for the calendar year.

List of winners

YEAR  WINNER                 		COUNTRY

1996  Hans Hubert "Berti" Vogts         Germany
1997  Mário Zagallo                     Brazil
1998  Aimé Jacquet                      France
1999  Wanderley Luxemburgo              Brazil
2000  Roger Lemerre                     France
2001  Marcelo Bielsa                    Argentina
2002  Luiz Felipe Scolari               Brazil
2003  Jacques Santini                   France
2004  Otto Rehhagel                     Greece
2005  Carlos Alberto Parreira           Brazil
2006  Marcello Lippi                    Italy
2007  Carlos Caetano B. Verri "Dunga"   Brazil
2008  Luis Aragones                     Spain
2009  Vicente Del Bosque                Spain
2010  Vicente Del Bosque                Spain
2011  Oscar Washington Tabarez          Uruguay
2012  Vicente Del Bosque                Spain
2013  Vicente Del Bosque                Spain
2014  Joachim Löw                       Germany
2015  Jorge Sampaoli                    Chile

IFFHS' World's Best Club Coach of the Year

Since 1996 the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) 
chooses the World's Best Club Coach; the election is for the calendar year.

List of winners

YEAR  WINNER                 	COUNTRY		CLUBS

1996  Marcello Lippi            Italy           Juventus FC Torino
1997  Ottmar Hitzfeld           Germany         Borussia Dortmund
1998  Marcello Lippi            Italy           Juventus FC Torino
1999  Alex Ferguson             Scotland        Manchester United FC
2000  Carlos Bianchi            Argentina       CA Boca Juniors
2001  Ottmar Hitzfeld           Germany         FC Bayern München
2002  Vicente Del Bosque        Spain           Real Madrid CF
2003  Carlos Bianchi            Argentina       CA Boca Juniors
2004  José Mourinho             Portugal        Chelsea FC 
2005  José Mourinho             Portugal        Chelsea FC 
2006  Franklin Rijkaard 	   Netherlands     FC Barcelona
2007  Carlo Ancelotti           Italy           Milan AC
2008  Alex Ferguson             Scotland        Manchester United
2009  Josep Guardiola           Spain           FC Barcelona
2010  José Mourinho             Portugal        FC Internazionale/Real Madrid
2011  Josep Guardiola           Spain           FC Barcelona
2012  José Mourinho             Portugal        Real Madrid     
2013  Josef Heynckes            Germany         FC Bayern München
2014  Carlo Ancelotti           Italy           Real Madrid CF
2015  Luis Enrique Martínez G.  Spain           FC Barcelona

IFFHS' World's Top Goal Scorer of the Year

Since 1991 the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) 
honored the World's Top Goal Scorer .
Only goals scored in the full internationals "A" and (inter)continental club competitions 
between January 1st to December 31st are considered.

List of winners

YEAR  WINNER                 		 COUNTRY	  GOALS

1991  Jean-Pierre Papin                  France           16 =  7 + 9
1992  Cesar Augusto Obando Villeda       Honduras         12 = 12 + 0
1993  Said Al-Owairan                    Saudi Arabia     18 = 15 + 3
1994  Hristo Stoichkov                   Bulgaria         17 =  9 + 8
1995  Jürgen Klinsmann                   Germany          17 =  6 +11
1996  Ali Daei                           Iran             22 = 22 + 0
1997  Ronaldo                            Brazil           22 = 17 + 5
1998  Jassem Al-Houwaidi                 Kuwait           20 = 20 + 0
1999  Raúl                               Spain            14 = 10 + 4	
2000  Rivaldo                            Brazil           21 = 13 + 8
2001  Hani Al-Dhabit Faraj Bait Al-Noobi Oman             22 = 22 + 0
2002  Ruud van Nistelrooij               Netherlands      14 =  1 +13
2003  Thierry Henry                      France           15 = 11 + 4
2004  Ali Daei                           Iran             17 = 17 + 0
2005  Adriano                            Brazil           18 = 10 + 8
2006  Humberto Suazo                     Chile            17 =  4 +13
2007  Tresor M'putu Mabi                 Congo DR         20 =  1 +19
2008  Leandson                           Brazil           19 =  0 +19
2009  Shinji Okazaki                     Japan            15 = 15 + 0
2010  Bader Al-Mutawa                    Kuwait           17 = 10 + 7
2011  Lionel Messi                       Argentina        19 =  4 +15
2012  Lionel Messi                       Argentina        25 = 12 +13
2013  Cristiano Ronaldo                  Portugal         25 =  9 +16
2014  Cristiano Ronaldo                  Portugal         20 =  5 +15
2015  Robert Lewandowski                 Poland           22 = 11 +11 

IFFHS' World's most effective Top Division Goal Scorer of the Year

Since 1997 the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) 
honored the World's most effective Top Division Goal Scorer.

List of winners

Year  Winner                 	Club			Nationality	Goal quotient

1997  Hakan Sükür               Galatasaray             Turkey          38 / 32 = 1.188
1998  Masashi Nakayama          Jubilo Iwata            Japan           37 / 29 = 1.276
1999  Mário Jardel              FC Porto                Brazil          36 / 32 = 1.125
2000  Hamzah Idris Fallateh     Al Ittihad Jeddah       Saudi Arabia    33 / 25 = 1.320
2001  Romario                   Vasco da Gama           Brazil          21 / 18 = 1.167
2002  Mário Jardel              Sporting CP Lisboa      Brazil          42 / 30 = 1.400
2003  José Saturnino Cardozo    Toluca                  Paraguay        58 / 42 = 1.381
2004  Shukhrat Mirkhaldirshayev Navbakhor Namangan      Uzbekistan      31 / 26 = 1.192 

IFFHS' World's best Top Division Goal Scorer of the Year

Since 1997 the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) 
honored the World's best Top Division Goal Scorer.

List of winners

Year  Winner                 	Club			Nationality	Goals

1997  Hakan Sükür               Galatasaray             Turkey          38
1998  Iván Kaviedes             Emelec Guayaquil        Ecuador         43
1999  Mário Jardel              FC Porto                Brazil          36
2000  Mário Jardel              FC Porto                Brazil          38
2001  José Alfredo Castillo     Oriente Petrolero       Bolivia         42
2002  Joaquín Botero            Bolívar                 Bolivia         49  [*]
2003  José Saturnino Cardozo    Toluca                  Paraguay        58
2004  Patricio Galaz            CD Cobreloa Calama      Chile           42
2005  Clemerson de Araujo S.    Gamba Osaka             Brazil          33 
2006  Klaas Jan Huntelaar       SC Heerenveen/Ajax      Netherlands     35 
2007  Afonso Alves              Heerenveen              Brazil          34
2008  Lucas Barrios             Colo Colo Santiago      Argentina       37
2009  Marc Janko                Salzburg                Austria         39
2010  Luis Suárez               Ajax                    Uruguay         35
2011  Aleksanders Cekulajeus    Trans Narva             Latvia          46
2012  Lionel Messi              FC Barcelona            Argentina       50
2013  Lionel Messi              FC Barcelona            Argentina       46
2014  Cristiano Ronaldo         Real Madrid CF          Portugal        31
      Luis Suárez               FC Liverpool            Uruguay         31
2015  Cristiano Ronaldo         Real Madrid CF          Portugal        48

[*] the 38 goals of José Saturnino Cardozo for Toluca (Mexico) in the Apertura
    2002 belong to the 2002/03 season and are therefore taken into account in
    the 2003 ranking.

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Source: IFFHS

Thanks to Roberto Di Maggio for update

Prepared and maintained by Erik Garin for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Erik Garin (garinerik@hispeed.ch)
Last updated: 21 Jan 2016

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