In today’s list we see those practicing sports such as cycling, American football, tennis, soccer, basketball (specifically the NBA), athletics, futsal, baseball and ice hockey that won the award for the best of the year in their respective disciplines.
The former Spanish cyclist achieved the Golden Bicycle four times. Three of them were consecutive (2007, 2008 and 2009), reaching the fourth and last in 2014.
The American quarterback has been named Super Bowl MVP five times throughout his career. Specifically, he was the best player of the game for the title in the XXXVI (2002), XXXVIII (2004), XLIX (2015), LI (2017) and LV (2021) editions.
The former American quarterback was named the MVP of the National Football League of American football five times, being the most awarded thanks to his awards in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2013.
The Serbian tennis player matched Pete Sampras with six awards for Tennis Player of the Year in the last installment. In addition to 2020, he has obtained recognition in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018. For his part, the American won the award consecutively between 1993 and 1998.
The Argentine footballer, currently in free agency, is the top winner of the Ballon d’Or with six trophies. It achieved its first four consecutively between 2009 and 2012, obtaining the next two in 2015 and 2019.
The former American guard won the NBA Finals MVP on all six occasions he won them. They were in the form of triads, with the first between 1991 and 1993 and the second between 1996 and 1998.
The former American center is the one who has won the NBA MVP of the season award the most times. He did it six times (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977 and 1980).
The former Jamaican sprinter was named IAAF Athlete of the Year six times. He obtained individual recognition in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016.
The Portuguese wing was named Best Futsal Player of the Year at the UMBRO Futsal Awards six times. The first was in 2010 and the next five, consecutively between 2014 and 2018.
The former American baseball player was named the National League’s Major League Baseball MVP seven times. He did it in 1990, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
The former Canadian and American center won the Hart Trophy, awarded the most valuable ice hockey player to his team, nine times. He achieved the top eight between the 1979-80 and 1986-87 seasons consecutively, culminating with the last in 1988-89.