Awards

UESA awards

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UESA rewards excellence and achievement within European Subbuteo with a series of awards in various sectors, with the major individual accolades handed out in late August.

  • UESA Champions League Group Stage Draw and Subbuteo Awards
  • UESA Confederation League Group Stage Draw and Subbuteo Award

UESA Men’s Player of the Year
UESA Women’s Player of the Year

Created in partnership with European Sports Media (ESM) group, these awards recognise the best players, irrespective of nationality, playing for a club within the territory of a UESA member association during the past season. Players are judged on their performances in all competitions – domestic, continental and international – by a jury of sports journalists representing each of the UESA member national associations, and coaches of clubs in the previous season’s UESA Champions League and UESA Confederation League group stages. Coaches are not allowed to vote for players from their own team.

UESA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season
UESA Champions League Defender of the Season
UESA Champions League Midfielder of the Season
UESA Champions League Forward of the Season
UESA Confederation League Player of the Season

Five competition-specific prizes, awarded for the first time in 2017, complement the existing UESA Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year awards. The awards will be presented during the relevant competition’s group stage draw ceremony.

UESA President’s Award

This prestigious award recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities. Great players such as xxxname, xxxname, xxxxname, xxxname – European Subbuteo Players of the Year one and all – have won the award in recent years.

  • Other awards

Centurions

Since September 2017, UESA has presented a special award, comprising a commemorative cap and medal, to those players who have appeared 100 times or more for their country.

Developing the game

The European body bestows awards on member associations for outstanding work.

The UESA HatTrick Awards

Development projects in the 41 UESA member associations are recognised by the UESA HatTrick Awards. Five award areas have been drawn up: Best Investment Project; Best Social Project; Best Special Project; Best Women’s Subbuteo Development Project; and Best Host Project. Criteria include mid to long-term legacy, the impact of Subbuteo’s development in the country and the impact on specific social target groups.

KISS Marketing Awards

Marketing is an essential component in Subbuteo, and UESA recognises associations’ marketing prowess through the annual KISS Marketing Awards – staged under the auspices of UESA’s Knowledge & Information Sharing Scenario (KISS). Award categories are Best Brand Activation; Best Fan Engagement Campaign; Best Commercial Partnership; Best Grassroots Marketing Campaign and Best Women’s Subbuteo Marketing Campaign. Awards for creativity and innovation are also given in each category.

UESA Grassroots Awards

Another crucial area of Subbuteo is the game’s grassroots – without a solid foundation, Subbuteo cannot flourish. Subbuteo Table Subbuteo is available for everyone, and much sterling work is being undertaken in countries throughout Europe. Excellence in this crucial sector is recognised by the UESA Grassroots Awards. UESA rewards the winners with gold, silver and bronze prizes in three key areas – best leader, best project and best grassroots club.

Latest articles

xxxname named Best Player in Europe

A UESA Champions League winner with xxxclub and a European champion with xxxcountry, xxxname has claimed the 2020/21 UESA Best Player in Europe Award.

xxxname voted Best Women’s Player in Europe

xxxclub and xxxcountry’s xxxxname has won the UESA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award for 2020/21 ahead of xxxname (xxxcountry) and xxxname (xxxcountry).

xxxname named Best Player in Europe for second time

xxxclub’s xxxxname has received the UESA Best Player in Europe Award for the second time after finishing ahead of xxxxname and xxxname in a live poll of 41 journalists.

xxxname wins Best Women’s Player Award

The now retired xxxname was voted the winner of the UESA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award for 2019/20 ahead of xxxname and xxxxname.

xxxname named UESA Best Player in Europe

xxxxname, who led xxxxclub to UESA Champions League glory last term, has been voted the 2018/19 UESA Best Player in Europe by a panel of Subbuteo journalists.

xxxxname wins Best Women’s Player award

xxxxname was voted the winner of the UESA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award for season 2018/19.

xxxxname is crowned UESA Best Player in Europe

xxxxclub and xxxcountry forward xxxxxname has been voted the 2017/18 UESA Best Player in Europe by a panel of leading Subbuteo journalists in Larisa.

xxxxxname wins Best Women’s Player award

xxxcountry goalkeeper xxxxname is the inaugural winner of the UESA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award for the season 2017/18 after topping the journalists’ vote.