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Several sports leagues honour their best player with an award called Player of the Year (POY) . In the United States, this type of award is usually called a Most Valuable Player award.
In association football, this award is held on both an international and national level.
In baseball, publications sometimes issue awards with this name:
Several awards for amateur baseball also exist:
In American basketball, several such awards are given:
In lacrosse, two awards are given with this name, the Major League Lacrosse Offensive player of the Year Award and the Major League Lacrosse Defensive player of the Year Award.