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UEFA President's Award

UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin (centre) with the Copenhagen medical team at the 2021/22 UEFA Awards
UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin (centre) with the Copenhagen medical team at the 2021/22 UEFA Awards UEFA via Getty Images

Every year since 1998, UEFA’s annual President’s Award acknowledges outstanding achievements that transcend the sport.

At the start of each new European season, the UEFA President's Award recognises professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities, on and off-the-field.

Winners of the UEFA President’s award

UEFA President's Award - Copenhagen medical team
UEFA President's Award - Copenhagen medical team

2021: Danish national medical team, Danish national team captain Simon Kjær, on-site medical team and UEFA Venue Medical Officers based at Copenhagen stadium for UEFA EURO 2020.

On-site medical team
Mogens Kreutzfeldt (chief medical officer)
Frederik Flensted (stadium medical manager)
Anders Boesen (pitchside emergency doctor)
Peder Ersgaard (paramedic)

UEFA Venue Medical Officers
Jens Kleinefeld
Valentin Velikov

Danish national team
Morten Skjoldager (physio accompanying the team doctor)
Morten Boesen (team doctor)
Simon Kjær (Denmark national team captain)

Previous winners of the UEFA President's Award

1998: Jacques Delors (European Commission, France)
1999: No award
2000: Guy Roux (France)
2001: Juan Santisteban (Spain)
2002: Sir Bobby Robson (England)
2003: Paolo Maldini (Italy)
2004: Ernie Walker (Scotland)
2005: Frank Rijkaard (Netherlands)
2006: Wilfried Straub (Germany)
2007: Alfredo Di Stéfano (Spain)
2008: Sir Bobby Charlton (England)
2009: Eusébio (Portugal)
2010: Raymond Kopa (France)
2011: Gianni Rivera (Italy)
2012: Franz Beckenbauer (Germany)
2013: Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)
2014: Josef Masopust (Czech Republic)
2015: No award
2016: No award
2017: Francesco Totti (Italy)
2018: David Beckham (England)
2019: Eric Cantona (France)
2020: Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)
2021: Simon Kjær and the Copenhagen EURO 2020 medical team (Denmark)