Player of the Year: Martínez


Lisandro Martínez was named Player of the Year on Wednesday. The Argentinian succeeds Dusan Tadic, who won the award last season. The winner of the Rinus Michels Award each year is chosen by the supporters.


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The 24-year-old defender has made 37 official appearances for Ajax 1 this season. He played 24 Eredivisie matches, eight Champions League matches, four cup matches and the Johan Cruijff Shield match. Martínez scored just once. On 2 December, 2021, he put them 2-0 in the lead in the 5-0 victory at home against Willem II.

Owing to a muscle injury, Martínez did not play at all in the closing stage of the season. His last league appearance for the Amsterdam team was the home clash against Feyenoord (3-2). The Argentinian won the award after Ajax won the league for the 36th time. A title which Martínez played a major part in winning.

Player of the Year
2021: Dusan Tadic
2020: Hakim Ziyech
2019: Hakim Ziyech
2018: Hakim Ziyech
2017: Davinson Sánchez
2016: Jasper Cillessen
2015: Jasper Cillessen
2014: Lasse Schöne
2013: Daley Blind
2012: Jan Vertonghen
2011: Maarten Stekelenburg
2010: Luis Suarez
2009: Luis Suarez
2008: Maarten Stekelenburg
2007: Wesley Sneijder
2006: Klaas Jan Huntelaar
2005: Nigel de Jong
2004: Maxwell
2003: Cristian Chivu
2002: Rafael van der Vaart
2001: Cristian Chivu
2000: Jesper Gronkjaer
1999: Jari Litmanen
1998: Edwin van der Sar
1997: Ronald de Boer
1996: Marc Overmars
1995: Frank Rijkaard
1994: Jari Litmanen
1993: Dennis Bergkamp

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