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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. The Young Male and Young Female awards were added in 1998 and the Disabled Athlete of the Year in 2012.

Votes are collected from National Team and Youth National Team coaches and staff, National Team players who have earned a cap in 2014,  American soccer league (MLS, NASL, and NWSL) head coaches, select media members, former players and administrators.

Male Athlete

Year Athlete
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

Year Athlete
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

Year Athlete
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 Jozy Altidore
2007 Michael Bradley
2008 Sacha Kljestan
2009 Luis Gil
2010 Gale Agbossoumonde
2011 Brek Shea
2012 Rubio Rubin
2013 Wil Trapp

Young Female

Disabled

Year Athlete
2012 Felicia Schroeder
2013 Rene Renteria

 
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