European Athlete of the Year Trophy

The choice of Europe's athletes of the year will be carried out by the European Athletics Association (EAA ).


It was first held in 1993 in the categories men and Women. Since 2007, the winner of the year are also awarded for the U23 range. The winners will be chosen by fans, media representatives, members of associations and a panel of experts who have 25 percent each voting weight.

The triple jumper Jonathan Edwards and Christian Olsson, the javelin thrower January Zelezny, the heptathlete Carolina Kluft, the pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, the high jumper Blanka Vlasic and the long-distance runner Mo Farah were honored twice.

January Zelezny, 1996 and 2000

Christian Olsson, 2003 and 2004

Carolina Kluft, 2003 and 2006

Yelena Isinbayeva, 2005 and 2008

Blanka Vlasic, 2007 and 2010

Mo Farah, 2011 and 2012

Track and field athletes of the year

Newcomer of the Year