'Kicker of the Year' (German Award 1974 to 2015)

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    In late 1974 "Kicker Sportmagazin" asked its readers to vote for the "Kicker of the Year" (Kicker des Jahres). Readers were asked to vote the best player for a number of positions. "Kicker" adapted (roughly) the same positional categories which they had used in their semi-annual "Rangliste" (Ranking of German football). The intention was to offer an alternative to their own "Rangliste" in asking their readers to vote their own "best players" for each position. From 1974 to 1991, the poll took place in January of the following year, thus the results mirrored the calendar year. In 1992 this was changed and the voting took place at the end of a season from then on. The poll was a great success right from the start (in 1988 roughly 25,000 votes were collected). German players who plied their trade abroad were not eligible.

    These are the winners:

    Goalkeepers

    1974 Rudolf KARGUS
    1975 Rudolf KARGUS
    1976 Josef MAIER
    1977 Josef MAIER
    1978 Josef MAIER
    1979 Norbert NIGBUR
    1980 Harald SCHUMACHER
    1981 Harald SCHUMACHER
    1982 Harald SCHUMACHER
    1983 Jean-Marie PFAFF
    1984 Harald SCHUMACHER
    1985 Harald SCHUMACHER
    1986 Harald SCHUMACHER
    1987 Andreas KÖPKE
    1988 Raimond AUMANN
    1989 Ulrich STEIN
    1990 Raimond AUMANN
    1991 Bodo ILLGNER
    1992-93 Andreas KÖPKE
    1993-94 Oliver KAHN
    1994-95 Andreas KÖPKE
    1995-96 Andreas KÖPKE
    1996-97 Oliver KAHN
    1997-98 Oliver KAHN
    1998-99 Oliver KAHN
    1999-00 Oliver KAHN
    2000-01 Oliver KAHN
    2001-02 Oliver KAHN
    2002-03 Oliver KAHN
    2003-04 Timo HILDEBRAND
    2004-05 Roman WEIDENFELLER
    2005-06 Robert ENKE
    2006-07 Manuel NEUER
    2007-08 René ADLER
    2008-09 Robert ENKE
    2009-10 Jörg BUTT
    2010-11 Manuel NEUER
    2011-12 Marc-André TER STEGEN
    2012-13 Roman WEIDENFELLER
    2013-14 Manuel NEUER
    2014-15 Manuel NEUER

    Defenders

    1974 Hans-Hubert VOGTS
    1975 Hans-Hubert VOGTS
    1976 Hans-Hubert VOGTS
    1977 Hans-Hubert VOGTS
    1978 Bernard DIETZ
    1979 Manfred KALTZ
    1980 Manfred KALTZ
    1981 Manfred KALTZ
    1982 Karlheinz FÖRSTER
    1983 Karlheinz FÖRSTER
    1984 Karlheinz FÖRSTER
    1985 Karlheinz FÖRSTER
    1986 Karlheinz FÖRSTER
    1987 Jürgen KOHLER
    1988 Jürgen KOHLER
    1989 Guido BUCHWALD
    1990 Jürgen KOHLER
    1991 Martin KREE
    1992-93 Guido BUCHWALD
    1993-94 Guido BUCHWALD
    1994-95 Júlio CÉSAR
    1995-96 Jürgen KOHLER
    1996-97 Jürgen KOHLER
    1997-98 Christian WÖRNS
    1998-99 Samuel KUFFOUR
    1999-00 Robert KOVAC

    Liberos

    1974 Franz BECKENBAUER
    1975 Franz BECKENBAUER
    1976 Franz BECKENBAUER
    1977 Manfred KALTZ
    1978 Gerhard ZEWE
    1979 Bernhard CULLMANN
    1980 Bruno PEZZEY
    1981 Franz BECKENBAUER
    1982 Gerhard STRACK
    1983 Gerhard STRACK
    1984 Matthias HERGET
    1985 Matthias HERGET
    1986 Thomas HÖRSTER
    1987 Matthias HERGET
    1988 Klaus AUGENTHALER
    1989 Klaus AUGENTHALER
    1990 Manfred BINZ
    1991 Manfred BINZ
    1992-93 Olaf THON
    1993-94 Lothar MATTHÄUS
    1994-95 Matthias SAMMER
    1995-96 Matthias SAMMER
    1996-97 Olaf THON
    1997-98 Lothar MATTHÄUS
    1998-99 Lothar MATTHÄUS
    1999-00 Jens NOWOTNY
    2000-01 Jens NOWOTNY

    Central Defenders

    2001-02 LÚCIO
    2002-03 Thomas LINKE
    2003-04 Valérien ISMAEL
    2004-05 LÚCIO
    2005-06 LÚCIO
    2006-07 Marcelo BORDON
    2007-08 Martín DEMICHELIS
    2008-09 Josip SIMUNIC
    2009-10 Mats HUMMELS

    Defenders

    2010-11 Mats HUMMELS
    2011-12 Mats HUMMELS
    2012-13 DANTE
    2013-14 Mats HUMMELS
    2014-15 Jérome BOATENG

    Defensive Laterals

    2000-01 Bixente LIZARAZU
    2001-02 Bixente LIZARAZU
    2002-03 Arne FRIEDRICH
    2003-04 Philipp LAHM
    2004-05 Bixente LIZARAZU
    2005-06 Philipp LAHM
    2006-07 Marcell JANSEN
    2007-08 Philipp LAHM
    2008-09 Philipp LAHM
    2009-10 Philipp LAHM

    Midfielders

    1974 Rainer BONHOF
    1975 Herbert WIMMER
    1976 Rainer BONHOF
    1977 Heinz FLOHE
    1978 Hansi MÜLLER
    1979 Paul BREITNER
    1980 Hansi MÜLLER
    1981 Paul BREITNER
    1982 Paul BREITNER
    1983 Lothar MATTHÄUS
    1984 Uwe RAHN
    1985 Uwe RAHN
    1986 Uwe RAHN
    1987 Olaf THON
    1988 Thomas HÄSSLER
    1989 Thomas HÄSSLER

    Defensive Midfielders

    1990 Stefan REUTER
    1991 Guido BUCHWALD

    Offensive Midfielders

    1990 Andreas MÖLLER
    1991 Andreas MÖLLER

    Midfielders

    1992-93 Matthias SAMMER
    1993-94 Mario BASLER
    1994-95 Mario BASLER
    1995-96 Mehmet SCHOLL
    1996-97 Dariusz WOSZ
    1997-98 Ciriaco SFORZA
    1998-99 Stefan EFFENBERG
    1999-00 Stefan EFFENBERG

    Defensive Midfielders

    2000-01 Jens JEREMIES
    2001-02 Michael BALLACK
    2002-03 Michael BALLACK
    2003-04 Fabian ERNST
    2004-05 Fabian ERNST
    2005-06 Torsten FRINGS
    2006-07 Torsten FRINGS
    2007-08 Simon ROLFES
    2008-09 JOSUÉ
    2009-10 Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER

    Offensive Midfielders

    2000-01 Mehmet SCHOLL
    2001-02 Tomás ROSICKÝ
    2002-03 Krassimir BALAKOV
    2003-04 Johan MICOUD
    2004-05 MARCELINHO
    2005-06 Michael BALLACK
    2006-07 DIEGO
    2007-08 DIEGO
    2008-09 Zvjezdan MISIMOVIC
    2009-10 Mesut ÖZIL

    Offensive Laterals

    2001-02 ZÉ ROBERTO
    2002-03 Paul FREIER
    2003-04 Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER
    2004-05 Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER
    2005-06 Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER
    2006-07 Bernd SCHNEIDER
    2007-08 Franck RIBÉRY
    2008-09 Franck RIBÉRY
    2009-10 Arjen ROBBEN

    Midfielders

    2011 Nuri SAHIN
    2012 Marco REUS
    2013 Franck RIBÉRY
    2014 Marco REUS
    2015 Kevin DE BRUYNE

    Forwards

    1974 Gerhard MÜLLER
    1975 Josef HEYNCKES
    1976 Gerhard MÜLLER
    1977 Klaus FISCHER
    1978 Kevin KEEGAN
    1979 Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE
    1980 Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE
    1981 Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE
    1982 Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE
    1983 Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE
    1984 Klaus ALLOFS
    1985 Rudolf VÖLLER
    1986 Rudolf VÖLLER
    1987 Jürgen KLINSMANN
    1988 Jürgen KLINSMANN
    1989 Karl-Heinz RIEDLE
    1990 Brian LAUDRUP
    1991 Stéphane CHAPUISAT
    1992-93 Stéphane CHAPUISAT
    1993-94 Anthony YEBOAH
    1994-95 Heiko HERRLICH
    1995-96 Jürgen KLINSMANN
    1996-97 Ulf KIRSTEN
    1997-98 Olaf MARSCHALL
    1998-99 Michael PREETZ
    1999-00 Martin MAX
    2000-01 Ebbe SAND
    2001-02 Márcio AMOROSO
    2002-03 Fredi BOBIC
    2003-04 AÍLTON
    2004-05 Roy MAKAAY
    2005-06 Miroslav KLOSE
    2006-07 Theofanis GEKAS
    2007-08 Luca TONI
    2008-09 GRAFITE
    2009-10 Edin DZEKO
    2010-11 Mario GOMEZ
    2011-12 Klaas-Jan HUNTELAAR
    2012-13 Robert LEWANDOWSKI
    2013-14 Robert LEWANDOWSKI
    2014-15 Robert LEWANDOWSKI

    Managers

    1976 Dettmar CRAMER
    1977 Hennes WEISWEILER
    1978 Jürgen SUNDERMANN
    1979 Udo LATTEK
    1980 Karl-Heinz FELDKAMP
    1981 Josef HEYNCKES
    1982 Ernst HAPPEL
    1983 Udo LATTEK
    1984 Rolf SCHAFSTALL
    1985 Otto REHHAGEL
    1986 Josef HEYNCKES
    1987 Otto REHHAGEL
    1988 Otto REHHAGEL
    1989 Otto REHHAGEL
    1990 -
    1991 Karl-Heinz FELDKAMP
    1992-93 Ottmar HITZFELD
    1993-94 Franz BECKENBAUER
    1994-95 Volker FINKE
    1995-96 Ottmar HITZFELD
    1996-97 Klaus TOPPMÖLLER
    1997-98 Otto REHHAGEL
    1998-99 Ottmar HITZFELD
    1999-00 Ottmar HITZFELD
    2000-01 Ottmar HITZFELD
    2001-02 Klaus TOPPMÖLLER
    2002-03 Felix MAGATH
    2003-04 Thomas SCHAAF
    2004-05 Jürgen KLOPP
    2005-06 Hans MEYER
    2006-07 Armin VEH
    2007-08 Ottmar HITZFELD
    2008-09 Felix MAGATH
    2009-10 Louis VAN GAAL
    2010-11 Jürgen KLOPP
    2011-12 Jürgen KLOPP
    2012-13 Josef HEYNCKES
    2013-14 Jürgen KLOPP
    2014-15 Jürgen KLOPP

    Thanks to BigSoccer poster Raute who provided the data for the years 1992 onwards!
     
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