Jurriën Timber and Fenna Kalma big winners of Eredivisie Awards

On Tuesday evening, the Eredivisie Awards were presented during a festive show at DeFabrique in Utrecht. Jurriën Timber (Ajax) and Fenna Kalma (FC Twente Women) were the big winners with two prizes each.

Double win for Timber and Kalma

During the awards show, which was broadcast live on ESPN and hosted by Jan Joost van Gangelen and Fresia Cousiño Arias, Timber and Kalma took to the stage twice.

After a pre-selection based on statistics and votes from football fans, Timber was in the running for two annual awards. The Ajax defender received the majority of votes among the eighteen captains (via the captain network of players' union VVCS), making him the Eredivisie Player of the Year. He succeeds his teammate Dusan Tadic, who won the best player award last year.

Fenna Kalma was already sure of her top scorer title in the Azerion Women's Eredivisie and also received the award for Women's Eredivisie Player of the Year.

Johan Cruyff Talent of the Year

Timber also came first in a ballot of eighteen head coaches (via Coaches Betaald Voetbal), resulting in him also winning the award for Johan Cruyff Talent of the Year. In the coming period, Timber and the Cruyff Foundation will jointly determine the location of a Cruyff Court. In the past, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Davy Klaassen, Memphis Depay, Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and Ryan Gravenberch, among others, have won the award.

Tributes to Sébastien Haller and Wim Jansen

All winners were present at the Eredivisie Awards, including Sébastien Haller. The Eredivisie top scorer of last season (21 goals) made the switch to Borussia Dortmund this summer and was diagnosed with testicular cancer shortly afterwards. When the Willy van der Kuijlen trophy was presented, Haller was treated to thunderous applause.

The family of Wim Jansen, who died at the beginning of this year, was also present. They received the Eredivisie Oeuvre Award, which has been awarded posthumously to the Feyenoord legend.

After Arjen Robben, Wim Jansen is the second recipient of the Eredivisie Oeuvre Award. This award is given to someone with an exceptional record of service in Dutch football. Jansen grew into one of the best players in Feyenoord's history. He was the youngest player on the team that became the first Dutch club to win the European Cup I in 1970. That same year, Feyenoord won the World Cup. In the period up to 1980, the midfielder also won the UEFA Cup, the national title three times and the KNVB Cup once.

Cyril Ngonge scored most beautiful goal

The prize for the best goal of the season went to FC Groningen forward Cyril Ngonge, for his eye-catching backheel against AZ. Furthermore, the barely 17-year-old Wieke Kaptein (FC Twente Women) was named Women's Eredivisie Talent of the Year.

PSV winner of Holland Casino Fair Play Award

PSV took home the Holland Casino Fair Play Award. The Fair Play Ranking is compiled on the basis of objective match data, where defensive actions (sliding, tackles, obstructions, etc.) are related to the number of fouls recorded. PSV recorded the fewest fouls (285) last season and received no red cards.

All winners

Eredivisie Player of the Year
Jurriën Timber (Ajax)

Women's Eredivisie Player of the Year
Fenna Kalma (FC Twente Women)

Johan Cruyff Talent of the Year
Jurriën Timber (Ajax)

Women's Eredivisie Talent of the Year
Wieke Kaptein (FC Twente Women)

Willy van der Kuijlen Trophy (Topscorer)
Sébastien Haller (Ajax, now Borussia Dortmund)

Women's Eredivisie Topscorer of the Year
Fenna Kalma (FC Twente Women)

Goal of the Year
Cyril Ngonge (FC Groningen, 1-0 vs AZ)

Holland Casino Fair Play Award

Eredivisie Oeuvre Award
Wim Jansen (1946 - 2022)

All winners of the Eredivisie Awards

About the Eredivisie Awards

The Eredivisie Awards are an initiative of Eredivisie CV and ESPN, in cooperation with the Azerion Women's Eredivisie. Holland Casino, Friends Lottery and KPN are partners of the Eredivisie Awards.

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