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Athlete of the Year Award

The U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award is the highest honor awarded to soccer players in the United States. The Male and Female Athletes of the Year awards are the oldest and most prestigious awards of their kind, dating back to 1984 for the men and 1985 for the women, while the Young Male and Young Female awards were added in 1998.

Online votes registered at ussoccer.com count for 50 percent of the total votes, while the other 50 percent is represented by votes compiled from members of the national media and U.S. Soccer representatives, including National Team coaches and members of the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors. A player can only win the Young Athlete award once in his or her career.

Male Athlete

YearAthlete
1984 Rick Davis
1985 Perry Van der Beck
1986 Paul Caligiuri
1987 Brent Goulet
1988 Peter Vermes
1989 Mike Windischmann
1990 Tab Ramos
1991 Hugo Perez
1992 Marcelo Balboa
1993 Thomas Dooley
1994 Marcelo Balboa
1995 Alexi Lalas
1996 Eric Wynalda
1997 Kasey Keller
1998 Cobi Jones
1999 Kasey Keller
2000 Chris Armas
2001 Earnie Stewart
2002 Brad Friedel
2003 Landon Donovan
2004 Landon Donovan
2005 Kasey Keller
2006 Oguchi Onyewu
2007 Clint Dempsey
2008 Tim Howard
2009 Landon Donovan
2010 Landon Donovan
2011 Clint Dempsey
2012 Clint Dempsey
2013 Jozy Altidore

Female Athlete

YearAthlete
1984 --
1985 Sharon Remer
1986 April Heinrichs
1987 Carin Jennings
1988 Joy Biefeld
1989 April Heinrichs
1990 Michelle Akers
1991 Michelle Akers
1992 Carin Gabarra
1993 Kristine Lilly
1994 Mia Hamm
1995 Mia Hamm
1996 Mia Hamm
1997 Mia Hamm
1998 Mia Hamm
1999 Michelle Akers
2000 Tiffeny Milbrett
2001 Tiffeny Milbrett
2002 Shannon MacMillan
2003 Abby Wambach
2004 Abby Wambach
2005 Kristine Lilly
2006 Kristine Lilly
2007 Abby Wambach
2008 Carli Lloyd
2009 Hope Solo
2010 Abby Wambach
2011 Abby Wambach
2012 Alex Morgan
2013 Abby Wambach

Young Male

YearAthlete
1998 Josh Wolff
1999 Ben Olsen
2000 Landon Donovan
2001 DaMarcus Beasley
2002 Bobby Convey
2003 Freddy Adu
2004 Eddie Johnson
2005 Benny Feilhaber
2006 Josmer Altidore
2007 Michael Bradley
2008 Sacha Kljestan
2009 Luis Gil
2010 Gale Agbossoumonde
2011 Brek Shea
2012 Rubio Rubin
2013 Wil Trapp


Young Female

YearAthlete
1998 Cindy Parlow
1999 Lorrie Fair
2000 Aly Wagner
2001 Aleisha Cramer
2002 Lindsay Tarpley
2003 Cat Reddick
2004 Heather O'Reilly
2005 Lori Chalupny
2006 Danesha Adams
2007 Lauren Cheney
2008 Kristie Mewis
2009 Tobin Heath
2010 Bianca Henninger
2011 Sydney Leroux
2012 Julie Johnston
2013 Lindsey Horan

Disabled

YearAthlete
2012 Felicia Schroeder
2013 Rene Renteria


 

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