Man of the Match

As Man of the Match or Player of the Game ( German mutatis mutandis: Player of the Day ) is called an award that is awarded in various sports at the respectively most outstanding player of the game. The term originally comes from the cricket, but is now also used in some other sports. Normally, a player wins the winning team of this award. But it also happens that a member of the losing team is awarded the Man of the Match when individual performance was correspondingly unique. While the Man of the Match in amateur sport is mostly just a prize, he is in professional sports - especially cricket - connected with cash prizes and trophies.


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

World Cup Soccer Championships

For each final game of the best players, it is determined since 2010 by Internet voting.

With four awards for the games against Denmark, Japan, Brazil and Uruguay, the Dutch football player Wesley Sneijder has most frequently receive this award at the Football World Cup 2010.

German winners at the FIFA World Cup 2010:

  • Thomas Müller ( in the match for third place against Uruguay and in the second round against England)
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger ( in the quarter- final against Argentina)
  • Mesut Özil ( in the group match against Ghana)
  • Lukas Podolski ( in the group match against Australia )

Swiss winner at the Football World Cup 2010: