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Donovan makes history again
January 5th, 2011 11:22PM

TAGS:  americans abroad, los angeles galaxy, men's national team


[AWARDS] Landon Donovan made history when he was named the 2010 Player of the Year, organized by Futbol de Primera, for the fourth year in a row and seventh time.

Almost 200 journalists voted for Donovan, who earned 403 votes. Midfielder Michael Bradley finished second with 169 points and forward Clint Dempsey was third with 157 points.

A player receives three points for each first-place vote, two points for each second-place vote, and one point for each third-place vote.

The Player of the Year award, formerly the Honda Player of the Year award, has honored 12 different players in its 20-year history:

-- Donovan (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003, 2002)
-- Dempsey (2006)
-- Kasey Keller (2005, 1999),
-- Earnie Stewart (2001)
-- Claudio Reyna (2000)
-- Cobi Jones (1998)
-- Eddie Pope (1997)
-- Eric Wynalda (1996, 1992)
-- Alexi Lalas (1995)
-- Marcelo Balboa (1994)
-- Thomas Dooley (1993)
-- Hugo Perez (1991)

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