Man of the Match

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As Man of the Match and Player of the Game (German: player of the encounter ) is called an award that is awarded in various sports at the respective most outstanding player of the game. The term originally comes from cricket , but is now also used in some other sports. Usually a player on the winning team wins this award. But it also happens that a member of the losing team is awarded as Man of the Match if the individual performance was correspondingly unique. While the man of the match in amateur sport is usually just a prize, in professional sport - especially in cricket - it is associated with cash prizes and trophies.


In cricket, the title of Man of the Match is usually given to the player who has made the greatest contribution to his team's victory. More rarely, a player from the losing team is also crowned Man of the Match . In exceptional cases, several players will be named Man of the Match for a single game. Sachin Tendulkar tops the list of most man-of-the-match awards at One-Day Internationals (ODIs), followed by Sanath Jayasuriya . The first man of the match in an ODI game was the Englishman John Edrich at the first ODI on January 5, 1971. At the World Championships , the award was given in the final to the following players:

year winner Final opponent Man of the Match
1975 West Indies cricket team West Indies Australia Australia West Indies cricket team Clive Lloyd
1979 West Indies cricket team West Indies England England West Indies cricket team Viv Richards
1983 India India West Indies cricket team West Indies India Mohinder Amarnath
1987 Australia Australia England England Australia David Boon
1992 Pakistan Pakistan England England Pakistan Wasim Akram
1996 Sri LankaSri Lanka Sri Lanka AustraliaAustralia Australia Sri Lanka Aravinda de Silva
1999 Australia Australia Pakistan Pakistan Australia Shane Warne
2003 Australia Australia India India Australia Ricky Ponting
2007 Australia Australia Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Australia Adam Gilchrist
2011 India India Sri Lanka Sri Lanka India Mahendra Singh Dhoni
2015 Australia Australia New Zealand New Zealand Australia James Faulkner

Soccer world championships

The best player is determined for each final round game, since 2010 via internet voting.

competition Man of the match in the final
2006 Germany ItalyItaly Andrea Pirlo
2010 South Africa SpainSpain Andrés Iniesta
2014 Brazil GermanyGermany Mario Götze
2018 Russia FranceFrance Antoine Griezmann

With four awards for the games against Denmark , Japan , Brazil and Uruguay , the Dutch soccer player Wesley Sneijder received this award most often at the 2010 Soccer World Cup . At the 2014 World Cup , Argentine Lionel Messi won the trophy four times, the most frequently.

German winners at the Soccer World Cup 2010 :

Swiss winners at the Soccer World Cup 2010 :

German winners at the Football World Cup 2014 :

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Most player-of-the-match awards . Cricinfo. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  2. ^ England [Marylebone Cricket Club tour of Australia, 1970/71] . Cricinfo. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  3. Man of the Match on , accessed October 21, 2010
  4. The 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™ in figures at
  5. Overview "Man of the Match" . From: , accessed December 13, 2010.
  6. Overview "Man of the Match" . From: , accessed October 9, 2014.