Forza Italian Football Awards: Previous Winners

FIF BannerWith the Serie A season almost over and football in a barren land of the next 90 days or so, it is a perfect time to reflect on the thrills, spills, highs and lows of the previous nine months. We can safely say it has been another eventful year in Serie A.

So, in homage to the greats of the Italian game, we invented the Forza Italian Football Awards (previously Italian Football FanCast Awards) to do just this, and in their sixth year, we have had some magnificent recipients of the coveted awards and for your pleasure we will remind you of those lucky few, who managed a year of greatness in order to be given such an accolade.

All the winners were decided by you, the listeners of the Italian Football FanCast.

So without further ado here are the previous award winners:

Player of the Season

2009 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter)
2010 – Diego Milito (Inter)
2011 – Edinson Cavani (Napoli)
2012 – Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)
2013 – Arturo Vidal (Juventus)
2014 – Ciro Immobile (Torino)
2015 – Carlos Tevez (Juventus)
2016 – N/A

Team of the Season

2009 – Genoa
2010 – Inter
2011 – AC Milan
2012 – Juventus
2013 – Juventus
2014 – Juventus
2015 – Juventus
2016 – N/A

Coach of the Season

2009 – Gian Piero Gasperini (Genoa)
2010 – Jose Mourinho (Inter)
2011 – Massimiliano Allegri (AC Milan)
2012 – Antonio Conte (Juventus)
2013 – Antonio Conte (Juventus)
2014 – Rudi Garcia (Roma)
2015 – Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus)
2016 – N/A

Goal of the Season

2009 – Giuseppe Mascara | CATANIA vs Palermo
2010 – Maicon | INTER vs Juventus
2011 – Andrea Pirlo | AC MILAN vs Parma
2012 – Stefano Mauri | LAZIO vs Napoli
2013 – Paul Pogba | JUVENTUS vs Udinese
2014 – Mario Balotelli | AC MILAN vs Bologna
2015 – Jeremy Menez | Parma v AC MILAN
2016 – N/A

Signing Of The Season

2009 – N/A
2010 – N/A
2011 – Edinson Cavani (Napoli)
2012 – Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)
2013 – Paul Pogba (Juventus)
2014 – Mehdi Benatia (Roma)
2015 – Alvaro Morata – (Juventus)
2016 – N/A

Worst Signing Of The Season

2009 – N/A
2010 – N/A
2011 – Adriano (Roma)
2012 – Diego Forlan (Inter)
2013 – Nicklas Bendtner (Juventus)
2014 – Alessandro Matri (AC Milan/Fiorentina)
2015 – Fernando Torres (AC Milan)
2016 – N/A

Overachievers

2009 – Genoa
2010 – Sampdoria
2011 – Napoli
2012 – Juventus
2013 – Fiorentina
2014 – Hellas Verona
2015 – Lazio
2016 – N/A

Underachievers

2009 – Ronaldinho
2010 – Juventus
2011 – Sampdoria
2012 – Inter
2013 – Inter
2014 – AC Milan
2015 – AC Milan
2016 – N/A

Loser of the Season

2009 – Claudio Ranieri
2010 – Juventus
2011 – Rafael Benítez (Inter)
2012 – Luis Enrique (Roma)
2013 – Inter’s Entire Medical Staff
2014 – AC Milan Management
2015 – Milan as a footballing city
2016 – N/A

Young Player of the Season

2009 – N/A
2010 – Javier Pastore (Palermo)
2011 – Javier Pastore (Palermo)
2012 – Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina)
2013 – Paul Pogba (Juventus)
2014 – Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo)
2015 – Paulo Dybala – Palermo
2016 – N/A

Veteran Player Of The Season

2009 – N/A
2010 – N/A
2011 – N/A
2012 – Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)
2013 – Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
2014 – Luca Toni (Hellas Verona)
2015 – Luca Toni – Hellas Verona
2016 – N/A

The Marco Materazzi Award For Greatness

2009 – Marco Materazzi
2010 – Marco Materazzi
2011 – Marco Materazzi
2012 – Marco Materazzi
2013 – Marco Materazzi
2014 – Marco Materazzi
2015 – Marco Materazzi
2016 – N/A (but probably Marco Materazzi)

So there you have it, the best Italian football has to offer over the last three season. To find out the winners of this years awards, look out for the latest Italian Football FanCast, where the winners will be announced ‘live’ on air.

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