Previous Winners


2007: Andrei Kirilenko
2006: Theo Papaloukas
2005: Dirk Nowitzki


2007: Anete Jekabsone-Zogota
2006: Maria Stepanova
2005: Maria Stepanova

Young Men

2007: Ricky Rubio
2006: Rudy Fernandez
2005: Nikolaos Zisis

Young Women

2007: Sonja Petrovic
2006: Sandrine Gruda
2005: Anete Jekabsone


Jersey Winners Announced

The names of nine lucky basketball fans who won authentic, autographed game jerseys, worn by some of the stars of EuroBasket 2007, were announced by FIBA Europe this week.

The winners were picked from among the 16,000 fans who cast their votes online for the FIBA Europe Player of the Year awards 2007.

Jekabasone-Zogota Proud For Latvia

Anete Jekabsone-Zogota is sky high.

The Latvian superstar has been ever since she discovered she'd been voted as the FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year.

Kirilenko Calls Award A Team Honor

The summer of 2007 is one that Russian sports fans will not forget anytime soon.

No basketball fan, player or coach at the EuroBasket, where Russia beat the odds and upset France, Lithuania and world champions Spain to win the gold medal, will ever forget.

Kirilenko Named FIBA Europe Player Of The Year

A gold medal and MVP honours at EuroBasket 2007 and another strong showing for club side the Utah Jazz all add up the FIBA Europe Player of the Year Award for Andrei Kirilenko of Russia.

The 2.09m forward takes home the prize after winning a vote of both fans and a panel of basketball experts, media and coaches from 25 different countries.

Jekabsone-Zogota Women's Player Of The Year

On the strength of a mesmerizing performance at EuroBasket Women 2007, where she led Latvia to the semi-finals, Anete Jekabsone-Zogota has been named the FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year.

In a vote by fans and a panel of basketball experts from 25 countries, the Dynamo Moscow forward edged out Amaya Valdemoro of Spain for the honour while Maria Stepanova of EuroBasket Women gold medallists Russia finished third.

Rubio Named Young Men's Player Of The Year06.02.2008
Petrovic Takes Home Young Women's Player Of the Year05.02.2008
Player Of The Year A Winner For Fans As Well01.02.2008
Time Running Out To Vote For Player Of The Year18.01.2008
FIBA Europe Announces Player Of The Year Award Nominees14.12.2007

Video Interviews

Jeff Taylor with Anete Jekabsone-Zogota
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Anete Jekabsone-Zogota was named FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year 2007 in January.

Jeff Taylor visited with the Latvian star during the 2008 All Star Game at Vidnoje, the home arena of Spartak Moscow Region, to ask her about the award, EuroBasket Women and the EuroLeague Women Final Four in Brno.

06.02.2008 Dominique Faurie With Sonja Petrovic

Andrei Kirilenko

Anete Jekabsone-Zogota

Ricky Rubio