Ukraine - Player of the Year Awards


From 1969 to 1990 Ukrainian daily "Molod Ukrainy" (Youth of the Ukraine) conducted polls to determine the Best Ukrainian Player of the Year.


1969  Volodymyr Serebrennikov (Dynamo Kyiv)
1970  Volodymyr Muntian (Dynamo Kyiv))
1971  Yevhen Rudakov (Dynamo Kyiv)
1972  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
1973  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
1974  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
1975  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
1976  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
1977  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
1978  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
1979  Vitali Starukhin (Shakhtar Donetsk)
1980  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
1981  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)  
1982  Anatoli Demyanenko (Dynamo Kyiv)  
1983  Oleh Taran (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
1984  Henadi Lytovchenko (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
1985  Anatoli Demyanenko (Dynamo Kyiv)
1986  Olexandr Zavarov (Dynamo Kyiv)
1987  Olexi Mykhailychenko (Dynamo Kyiv)
1988  Olexi Mykhailychenko (Dynamo Kyiv)
1989  Volodymyr Bezsonov (Dynamo Kyiv)
1990  Serhi Yuran (Dynamo Kyiv)


Since 1991 the Best Ukrainian Player of the Year poll has been organized by the newly created newspaper "Ukrainsky Football" (Ukrainian Football), which is published by "Molod Ukrainy".


1991  Akhrik Tsveiba (Dynamo Kyiv)
1992  Victor Leonenko (Dynamo Kyiv)
1993  Victor Leonenko (Dynamo Kyiv)
1994  Victor Leonenko (Dynamo Kyiv)
1995  Yuri Kalitvintsev (Dynamo Kyiv)
1996  Serhi Rebrov (Dynamo Kyiv)
1997  Andri Shevchenko (Dynamo)
1998  Serhi Rebrov (Dynamo Kyiv)
1999  Andri Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv) *
2000  Andri Shevchenko (Milan)
2001  Andri Shevchenko (Milan)
2002  Anatoli Tymoschuk (Shakhtar)
2003  Oleh Venglinsky (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
2004  Andri Shevchenko (Milan)
2005  Andri Shevchenko (Milan)
2006  Anatoli Tymoschuk (Shakhtar)
2007  Anatoli Tymoschuk (Shakhtar, Zenit)
2008  Artem Milevskiy (Dynamo Kyiv)
2009  Artem Milevskiy (Dynamo Kyiv)
2010  Yevhen Konoplyanka (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
2011  Andriy Voronin (Dinamo Moskva)
2012  Yevhen Konoplyanka (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
2013  Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kyiv) 
      Yevhen Konoplyanka (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)

[*] In 1999 Shevchenko was also chosen as the Best Ukrainian Athlete of the Year.


Ukrainian Players winning the Best USSR Player of the Year award.


1966  Andri Biba (Dynamo Kyiv)
1969  Volodymyr Muntian (Dynamo Kyiv)
1971  Yevhen Rudakov (Dynamo Kyiv)
1973  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
1974  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
1975  Oleh Blokhin (Dynamo Kyiv)
1979  Vitali Starukhin (Shakhtar Donetsk)
1984  Henadi Lytovchenko (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) 
1985  Anatoli Demyanenko (Dynamo Kyiv)
1986  Olexandr Zavarov (Dynamo Kyiv)
1987  Oleh Protasov (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
1988  Olexi Mykhailychenko (Dynamo Kyiv)

NB: in 1969 and 1987, an Ukrainian won the USSR award but not the Ukranian one.


1991 Top-10

 1. Akhrik Tsveiba (Dynamo K)        241
 2. Serhi Yuran (Dynamo  K)          148
 3. Oleh Salenko (Dynamo K)           99
 4. Ihor Kutepov (Dynamo K)           74
 5. Serhi Scherbakov (Shakhtar)       37
 6. Illia Tsymbalar (Chornomorets)    26
 7. Yuri Nykyforov (Chornomorets)     16
 8. Volodymyr Sharan (Dynamo K)       13
 9. Andri Kanchelskis (Shakhtar)      12
10. Ivan Hetsko (Chornomorets)        10

1992 Top-10

 1. Victor Leonenko (Dynamo K)       307
 2. Andri Polunin (Dnipro)           110
 3. Olexandr Pomazun (Metalist)       56
 4. Illia Tsymbalar (Chornomorets)    41
 5. Anatoli Demianenko (Dynamo)       39
 6. Serhi Shevchenko (Tavria)         37
 7. Anatoli Muschynka (Metalurh Z)    36
 8. Yuri Nykyforov (Chornomorets)     25
 9. Dmytro Topchiev (Karpaty)         22
    Valdemaras Martinkenas (Dynamo K) 22

1993 Top-10

 1. Victor Leonenko (Dynamo K)       376
 2. Timerlan Huseinov (Chornomorets)  87
 3. Dmytro Mykhailenko (Dnipro)       76
 4. Oleh Luzhny (Dynamo K)            61
 5. Ihor Kutepov (Dynamo K)           50
 6. Andri Polunin (Dnipro)            46
 7. Serhi Konovalov (Dnipro)          42
 8. Ihor Yavorsky (Veres)             37
 9. Serhi Popov (Shakhtar)            35 
10. Serhi Bezhenar (Dnipro)           23

1994 Top-10

 1. Victor Leonenko (Dynamo K)       395
 2. Olexandr Shovkovsky (Dynamo K)   351
 3. Ihor Petrov (Shakhtar)           182
 4. Serhi Konovalov (Dnipro)         105
 5. Serhi Kovalets (Dynamo K)         95
 6. Timerlan Huseinov (Chornomorets)  53
 7. Henadi Orbu (Shakhtar)            28
 8. Serhi Bezhenar (Dnipro)           25
 9. Vladyslav Vaschuk (Dynamo K)      23
10. Oleh Luzhny (Dynamo K)            21

1995 Top-10

 1. Yuri Kalitvintsev (Dynamo K)     667
 2. Andri Shevchenko (Dynamo K)      231
 3. Oleh Suslov (Chornomorets)       197
 4. Timerlan Huseinov (Chornomorets) 162
 5. Vitali Kosovsky (Dynamo K)       123
 6. Henadi Orbu (Shakhtar)            92
 7. Olexandr Holovko (Dynamo K)       53
 8. Andri Polunin (Dnipro)            30
 9. Olexandr Shovkovsky (Dynamo K)    29
10. Vasyl Kardash (Chornomorets)      25

1996 Top-10

 1. Serhi Rebrov (Dynamo K)          538
 2. Oleh Suslov (Chornomorets)       456
 3. Yuri Maxymov (Dynamo K)          302
 4. Andri Shevchenko (Dynamo K)       83
 5. Serhi Chuichenko (Vorskla)        60
 6. Eduard Tsykhmeistruk (CSKA)       55
 7. Victor Skrypnyk (Werder, Germany) 51
 8. Illia Blyzniuk (Dnipro)           37
 9. Oleh Matveev (Shakhtar)           34
10. Henadi Moroz (Dnipro)             27

1997 Top-10

 1. Andri Shevchenko (Dynamo K)      814
 2. Serhi Rebrov (Dynamo K)          414
 3. Yuri Kalitvintsev (Dynamo K)     290
 4. Olexandr Shovkovsky (Dynamo K)   121
 5. Yuri Maxymov (Dynamo K)           70
 6. Vladyslav Vaschuk (Dynamo K)      21
 7. Olexandr Holovko (Dynamo K)       20 
 8. Vitali Kosovsky (Dynamo K)         9
 9. Illia Blyzniuk (Dnipro)            7
10. Serhi Atelkin (Shakhtar)           6
    Olexandr Chyzhevsky (Karpaty)      6

1998 Top-10

 1. Serhi Rebrov (Dynamo K)         1056
 2. Andri Shevchenko (Dynamo K)      612
 3. Oleh Luzhny (Dynamo K)           578
 4. Olexandr Shovkovsky (Dynamo K)   103
 5. Andri Vorobei (Shakhtar)          45
 6. Vladyslav Vaschuk (Dynamo K)      42
 7. Volodymyr Mykytyn (Karpaty)       39
 8. Henadi Orbu (Shakhtar)            23
 9. Andri Husyn (Dynamo K)            22
10. Vitali Kosovsky (Dynamo K)        20

1999 Top-10

 1. Andri Shevchenko                1425
        (Dynamo K/AC Milan, Italy)   
 2. Serhi Rebrov (Dynamo K)         1005
 3. Olexandr Shovkovsky (Dynamo K)   251
 4. Vladyslav Vaschuk (Dynamo K)     191
 5. Olexandr Holovko (Dynamo K)      171
 6. Oleh Luzhny                      126
       (Dynamo K/Arsenal, England)
 7. Ivan Hetsko (Karpaty)             66
 8. Henadi Moroz (Kryvbas)            52
 9. Andri Husyn (Dynamo K)            33
10. Vitali Kosovsky (Dynamo K)        22

Unless stated otherwise, all clubs are Ukrainian.

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