European Sports Media


The European Sports Media (ESM), formerly European Sports Magazines, is an association of football-related publications in Europe.

European Sports Media
AbbreviationESM
Formation9 June 1989; 32 years ago (1989-06-09)
Founded atBarcelona, Spain
TypeFootball-based journalistic body
Region
Europe (UEFA)
Membership
14 magazines
Websitewww.eusm.eu
Formerly called
European Sports Magazines

Members


European Sports Media was established in 1989 as an international body for football journalism.[1] Its nine founding members were: A Bola (Portuguese), Don Balón (Spanish), Sport/Foot Magazine (Belgium), La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italian), kicker (German), Onze Mondial (French), Sport (Switzerland), Voetbal International (Dutch), World Soccer (English). ESM membership has varied over time. Former members also include France Football.[2]

Current members

Awards


ESM presents the following awards:

  • European Golden Shoe. Since the 1996–97 season, ESM annually rewards Europe's most prolific striker with the European Golden Shoe.[1]
  • UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award & UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award. Since 2011, in partnership with UEFA, ESM handles the voting and administration for the UEFA Best Men's Player and Women's Player in Europe Awards, which is awarded annually to the outstanding men's and women's players of the European season.[1][3]
  • UEFA Men's Coach of the Year Award & UEFA Women's Coach of the Year Award. Since 2020, in partnership with UEFA, ESM handles the voting and administration for the UEFA Best Men's Coach and Women's Coach in Europe Awards, which is awarded annually to the outstanding men's and women's coaches of the European season.[4]
  • ESM Team of the Season. After selecting a Team of the Season for 1994–95, ESM instituted the monthly ESM 11. Each of its members selects the 11 best players in the European leagues each month from September to May. The players who most often appear in those teams are elected into the ESM Team of the Season.[1][2]

ESM Team of the Season


1990s

Season Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

1994–95[2]

Vítor Baía

Paolo Maldini
Matthias Sammer
Frank Rijkaard
Danny Blind

Gianfranco Zola
Jari Litmanen
Michael Laudrup

Iván Zamorano
Alan Shearer
Jürgen Klinsmann

1995–96[2]

Edwin van der Sar

Paolo Maldini
Frank de Boer
Laurent Blanc
Danny Blind

Alessandro Del Piero
Raí
Jari Litmanen
Mehmet Scholl

George Weah
Eric Cantona

1996–97[2]

Angelo Peruzzi

Roberto Carlos
Fernando Hierro
Ciro Ferrara
Jocelyn Angloma

Raúl
Alessandro Del Piero
Clarence Seedorf
Luis Enrique

Ronaldo
Davor Šuker

1997–98[2]

Angelo Peruzzi

Roberto Carlos
Fernando Hierro
Laurent Blanc
Gary Neville

Alessandro Del Piero
Zinedine Zidane
Fernando Redondo
Luís Figo

Ronaldo
Christian Vieri

1998–99[2]

Carlos Roa

Bixente Lizarazu
Jaap Stam
Laurent Blanc
Lilian Thuram

Rivaldo
Siniša Mihajlović
Stefan Effenberg
David Beckham

Raúl
Gabriel Batistuta

1999–00[2]

Oliver Kahn

Roberto Carlos
Paolo Maldini
Siniša Mihajlović
Jocelyn Angloma

Rivaldo
Juan Sebastián Verón
Roy Keane
Luís Figo

Raúl
Andriy Shevchenko

2000s

Season Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

2000–01[2]

Oliver Kahn

Roberto Carlos
Sami Hyypiä
Alessandro Nesta
Jocelyn Angloma

Pavel Nedvěd
Francesco Totti
Mehmet Scholl
Gaizka Mendieta

Michael Owen
Hernán Crespo

2001–02[2]

Francesco Toldo

Roberto Carlos
Walter Samuel
Lúcio
Carles Puyol

Freddie Ljungberg
Zinedine Zidane
Michael Ballack
Rubén Baraja

Ruud van Nistelrooy
Christian Vieri

2002–03[2]

Gianluigi Buffon

Paolo Maldini
Daniel Van Buyten
Carles Puyol
Lilian Thuram

Roberto Carlos
Pavel Nedvěd
Zinedine Zidane

Christian Vieri
Mateja Kežman
Roy Makaay

2003–04[2]

Timo Hildebrand

Roberto Carlos
Walter Samuel
Roberto Ayala
Paulo Ferreira

Ronaldinho
Francesco Totti
Zinedine Zidane
Ludovic Giuly

Andriy Shevchenko
Thierry Henry

2004–05[2]

Petr Čech

Fabio Cannavaro
John Terry
Carles Puyol

Frank Lampard
Mark van Bommel
Deco
Ronaldinho

Arjen Robben
Samuel Eto'o
Andriy Shevchenko

2005–06[2]

Petr Čech

Carles Puyol
Lúcio
Cris

Ronaldinho
Frank Lampard
Esteban Cambiasso
Juninho

Lionel Messi
Samuel Eto'o
Luca Toni

2006–07[5]

Grégory Coupet

Marco Materazzi
Nemanja Vidić
Dani Alves

Dejan Stanković
Francesco Totti
Juninho
Cristiano Ronaldo

Zlatan Ibrahimović
Didier Drogba
Frédéric Kanouté

2007–08[6]

Iker Casillas

Sergio Ramos
Christian Panucci
Rio Ferdinand
William Gallas

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cesc Fàbregas
Franck Ribéry

Lionel Messi
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Fernando Torres

2008–09[7]

Edwin van der Sar

Dani Alves
John Terry
Maicon
Nemanja Vidić

Lionel Messi
Xavi
Steven Gerrard

Vedad Ibišević
Samuel Eto'o
Grafite

2009–10[8]

Júlio César

John Terry
Maicon
Lúcio

Dani Alves
Cesc Fàbregas
Frank Lampard
Wesley Sneijder

Lionel Messi
Arjen Robben
Wayne Rooney

2010s

Season Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

2010–11[9]

Víctor Valdés

Dani Alves
Mats Hummels
Nemanja Vidić
Gerard Piqué

Xavi
Andrés Iniesta
Nuri Şahin

Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo
Samuel Eto'o

2011–12[10]

Manuel Neuer

Vincent Kompany
Dani Alves
Sergio Ramos
Mats Hummels

Xavi
Shinji Kagawa
Andrea Pirlo

Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo
Robin van Persie

2012–13[11]

Manuel Neuer

Philipp Lahm
Dante
Giorgio Chiellini

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Thomas Müller
İlkay Gündoğan

Gareth Bale
Lionel Messi
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Cristiano Ronaldo

2013–14[12]

Thibaut Courtois

Gerard Piqué
Pepe
Medhi Benatia
David Alaba

Philipp Lahm
Yaya Touré
Arturo Vidal

Cristiano Ronaldo
Luis Suárez
Zlatan Ibrahimović

2014–15[13]

Manuel Neuer

Branislav Ivanović
Sergio Ramos
Giorgio Chiellini
Gerard Piqué

Arjen Robben
Eden Hazard
Cesc Fàbregas

Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo
Luis Suárez

2015–16[14]

Keylor Navas

Marcelo
Diego Godín
Gerard Piqué
Filipe Luís

Paul Pogba
Ángel Di María
N'Golo Kanté

Luis Suárez
Gonzalo Higuaín
Lionel Messi

2016–17[15]

Gianluigi Buffon

Marcelo
Sergio Ramos
David Luiz
Leonardo Bonucci

N'Golo Kanté
Thiago
Paulo Dybala

Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Edinson Cavani

2017–18[16]

Marc-André ter Stegen

Giorgio Chiellini
Samuel Umtiti
Nicolás Otamendi
Jordi Alba

Andrés Iniesta
Kevin De Bruyne
David Silva

Mohamed Salah
Lionel Messi
Neymar

2018–19[17]

Marc-André ter Stegen

Joshua Kimmich
Virgil Van Dijk
Gerard Piqué
Jordi Alba

Eden Hazard
Paul Pogba
Marco Reus

Lionel Messi
Sadio Mané
Cristiano Ronaldo

2019–20[18]

Marc-André ter Stegen

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Virgil Van Dijk
Dayot Upamecano
Andy Robertson

Kevin De Bruyne
Jordan Henderson
Ángel Di María

Lionel Messi
Robert Lewandowski
Erling Haaland

By player

Lionel Messi (left) with 13 selections is the all-time record appearance maker of ESM's Team of the Season.
Wins Player First Last
13 Lionel Messi2005–062019–20
9 Cristiano Ronaldo2006–072018–19
7 Roberto Carlos1996–972003–04
5 Dani Alves2006–072011–12
4 Paolo Maldini1994–952002–03
Zinedine Zidane1997–982003–04
Carles Puyol2001–022005–06
Samuel Eto'o2004–052010–11
Zlatan Ibrahimović2006–072013–14
Sergio Ramos2007–082016–17
Gerard Piqué2010–112018–19
3 Alessandro Del Piero1995–961997–98
Laurent Blanc1995–961998–99
Raúl1996–971999–00
Jocelyn Angloma1996–972000–01
Christian Vieri1997–982002–03
Andriy Shevchenko1999–002004–05
Francesco Totti2000–012006–07
Lúcio2001–022009–10
Ronaldinho2003–042005–06
Frank Lampard2004–052009–10
John Terry2004–052009–10
Arjen Robben2004–052014–15
Nemanja Vidić2006–072010–11
Cesc Fàbregas2007–082014–15
Xavi2008–092011–12
Manuel Neuer2011–122014–15
Giorgio Chiellini2012–132017–18
Luis Suárez2013–142015–16
Marc-André ter Stegen2017–182019–20

References


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