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

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

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

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

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 

[*] 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

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Author: Erik Garin (garinerik@hispeed.ch)
Last updated: 2 Aug 2007

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