Since 2003 the Johan Cruijff Award is being hand out to the 'Talent of the Year' during the annual Football Gala in the Netherlands. The talent is selected by a jury of footballers, trainers and former footballers and trainers. They're being rated on the fourteen criteria of the 14 rules of Johan Cruyff.

Talents receive a trophy, but also a Cruyff Court on a location they choose. This could be a location which has played an important role in run to their live as professional football player.

Year

Player

Club

Location Cruyff Court

2003

Arjen Robben

PSV

Bedum

2004

Wesley Sneijder

Ajax

Utrecht

2005

Salomon Kalou

Feyenoord

Rotterdam

2006

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Ajax

Hummelo

2007

Ibrahim Afelly

PSV

Al Hoceima, Marokko

2008

Miralem Sulejmani

SC Heerenveen

Amsterdam

2009

Eljero Elia

FC Twente

Den Haag

2010

Gregory van der Wiel

Ajax

Curaçao

2011

Christian Eriksen

Ajax

Middelfart, Denemarken

2012

Adam Maher

AZ

Diemen

2013

Marco van Ginkel

Vitesse

Scherpenzeel

2014

Davy Klaassen

Ajax

Hilversum

2015

Memphis Depay

PSV

Moordrecht

2016

Vincent Janssen

AZ

Oss

2017

Kasper Dolberg

Ajax

Voel, Denmark

2018

Matthijs de Ligt

Ajax

Abcoude

2019

Frenkie de Jong

Ajax

Unknown