Johan Cruyff Award

Wim Jonk (left) presented the Johan Cruyff Award to Frenkie de Jong.

2018-2019 winner: Frenkie de Jong

Each football season the most Talented Player of the Dutch Eredivisie will be awared with the Johan Cruyff Award. The prize itself is a mini-statue of Johan, and the young talented player gets the opportunity to realize his own Cruyff Court. In close cooperation with the Cruyff Foundation and supported by the Postcode Lottery.

Since Johan passed away, his son Jordi Cruyff took over as chairman of the jury. The entire jury for the season 2018-2019: Jordi Cruyff, Wim Jonk, John van den Brom, Willy Dullens, Pierre van Hooijdonk, John van ‘t Schip, Kenneth Perez, Dick Advocaat, Danny Buijs, Mark van Bommel, Jaap Stam, Youri Mulder, Erik ten Hag en Frank Rijkaard. The criteria are linked to the 14-rules of Johan Cruyff.

Winners of the Johan Cruyff Award, for most Talented Player in the Eredivisie:

YearWinnerClub
2018Matthijs de LigtAjax
2017Kasper DolbergAjax
2016Vincent JansenAZ
2015Memphis DepayPSV
2014Davy KlaassenAjax
2013Marco van GinkelVitesse
2012Adam MaherAZ
2011Christian EriksenAjax
2010Gregory van der WielAjax
2009Eljero EliaFC Twente
2008Miralem SulejmaniAjax
2007Ibrahim AfellayPSV
2006Klaas-Jan HuntelaarAjax
2005Salomon KalouFeyenoord
2004Wesley SneijderAjax
2003Arjen RobbenPSV