Date: 4th May 2017 at 12:55am
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With the Serie A season 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 12th 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
2017 – Dries Mertens (Napoli)
2018 – Mauro Icardi (Inter)
2019 – Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria)
2020 – Papu Gomez (Atalanta)

Team of the Season

2009 – Genoa
2010 – Inter
2011 –
2012 – Juventus
2013 – Juventus
2014 – Juventus
2015 – Juventus
2016 – N/A
2017 – Juventus
2018 – Juventus
2019 – Atalanta
2020 – Atalanta

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
2017 – Gian Piero Gasperini (Atalanta)
2018 – Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus)
2019 – Gian Piero Gasperini (Atalanta)
2020 – Gian Piero Gasperini (Atalanta)

Goal of the Season

2009 – Giuseppe Mascara | CATANIA vs Palermo
2010 – Maicon | INTER vs Juventus
2011 – Andrea Pirlo | vs Parma
2012 – Stefano Mauri | vs Napoli
2013 – Paul Pogba | JUVENTUS vs Udinese
2014 – Mario Balotelli | vs
2015 – Jeremy Menez | Parma v
2016 – N/A
2017 – Manuel Locatelli | v Juventus
2018 – Mauro Icardi | INTER v
2019 – Fabio Quagliarella | SAMPDORIA v Napoli
2020 – Josip Ilicic | Torino vs ATALANTA

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
2017 – Dani Alves (Juventus)
2018 – Milan Skriniar (Inter)
2019 – Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa/AC Milan)
2020 – Romelu Lukaku (Inter)

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 (/Fiorentina)
2015 – Fernando Torres (AC Milan)
2016 – N/A
2017 – Gabriel Barbosa (Inter)
2018 – Nikola Kalinic (AC Milan)
2019 – Gonzalo Higuain (AC Milan)
2020 – Mario Balotelli (Brescia)

Loser of the Season

2009 – Claudio Ranieri
2010 – Juventus
2011 – Rafael Benítez (Inter)
2012 – Luis Enrique (Roma)
2013 – Inter’s Entire Medical Staff
2014 – Management
2015 – Milan as a footballing city
2016 – N/A
2017 – Milan as a footballing city
2018 – Italian National Team/Giampiero Ventura
2019 – Racist fans
2020 – Lega Serie A (using monkeys as anti-racism campaign)

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
2017 – Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)
2018 – Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan)
2019 – Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma)
2020 – Dejan Kulusevski (Parma)

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
2017 – Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
2018 – Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
2019 – Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria)
2020 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan)

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)
2017 – Marco Materazzi
2018 – Marco Materazzi
2019 – Marco Materazzi
2020 – Marco Materazzi