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In a nutshell: Germany's premier football award, started back in 1960.
Awarded to: Any footballer playing in Germany, or any German footballer playing abroad.
Voted by: A selection of football journalists and the German football magazine Kicker.
When: Annually, at the end of each season.
Worth a mention: Brazilian striker Ailton became the first non-German to win the award in 2004.

GERMAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Year Player Team Country
2010 Arjen Robben Bayern Munich Holland
2009 Grafite Vfl Wolfsburg Brazil
2008 Franck Ribery Bayern Munich France
2007 Mario Gomez VfB Stuttgart Germany
2006 Miroslav Klose Werder Bremen Germany
2005 Michael Ballack Bayern Munich Germany
2004 Ailton Goncalves da Silva Werder Bremen Brazil
2003 Michael Ballack Bayern Munich Germany
2002 Michael Ballack Bayer Leverkusen Germany
2001 Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich Germany
2000 Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich Germany
1999 Lothar Matthaus Bayern Munich Germany
1998 Oliver Bierhoff Udinese Germany
1997 Jurgen Kohler Borussia Dortmund Germany
1996 Matthias Sammer Borussia Dortmund Germany
1995 Matthias Sammer Borussia Dortmund Germany
1994 Jurgen Klinsmann Monaco Germany
1993 Andreas Kopke FC Nurnberg Germany
1992 Thomas Hassler Roma Germany
1991 Stefan Kuntz FC Kaiserslautern Germany
1990 Lothar Matthaus Inter Milan Germany
1989 Thomas Hassler FC Koln Germany
1988 Jurgen Klinsmann VfB Stuttgart Germany
1987 Uwe Rahn Borussia Monchengladbach Germany
1986 Harald Schumacher FC Koln Germany
1985 Hans-Peter Briegel Verona Germany
1984 Harald Schumacher FC Koln Germany
1983 Rudi Voller Werder Bremen Germany
1982 Karlheinz Forster VfB Stuttgart Germany
1981 Paul Breitner Bayern Munich Germany
1980 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich Germany
1979 Berti Vogts Borussia Monchengladbach Germany
1978 Sepp Maier Bayern Munich Germany
1977 Sepp Maier Bayern Munich Germany
1976 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich Germany
1975 Sepp Maier Bayern Munich Germany
1974 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich Germany
1973 Gunter Netzer Borussia Monchengladbach Germany
1972 Gunter Netzer Borussia Monchengladbach Germany
1971 Berti Vogts Borussia Monchengladbach Germany
1970 Uwe Seeler Hamburg Germany
1969 Gerd Muller Bayern Munich Germany
1968 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich Germany
1967 Gerd Muller Bayern Munich Germany
1966 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich Germany
1965 Hans Tilkowski Borussia Dortmund Germany
1964 Uwe Seeler Hamburg Germany
1963 Hans Sch,fer FC Koln Germany
1962 Karl-Heinz Schnellinger FC Koln Germany
1961 Max Morlock FC Nurnberg Germany
1960 Uwe Seeler Hamburg Germany