PSA Athlete of the Year

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PSA Athlete of the Year
Presented byPhilippine Sportswriters Association
Currently held byHidilyn Diaz, Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan, Lois Kaye Go, Margielyn Didal

The PSA Athlete of the Year is given by the Philippine Sportswriters Association to the best Filipino athletes annually. It is part of the PSA's Annual Awards Night, one of the most prestigious sport-related awards in the Philippines.

Notable athletes who were given this award include Rafael Nepomuceno, Bong Coo, Eric Buhain, Lydia de Vega, Efren Reyes, Manny Pacquiao and Hidilyn Diaz.


Per year[edit]

Year Winner Sport
1976 Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno Bowling
Not awarded N/A
1980 Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno Bowling
1981 Not awarded N/A
1982 Lydia de Vega Track and Field
1983 Frank Cedeño Professional Boxing
Bong Coo Bowling
1984 Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno Bowling
Dodie Boy Peñalosa Professional Boxing
1985 Dodie Boy Peñalosa Professional Boxing
Joann Chan Archery
1986 Ramon Brobio Golf
Lydia de Vega Track and Field
Bong Coo Bowling
1987 Lydia de Vega Track and Field
Eric Buhain Swimming
1988 Leopoldo Serrantes Amateur Boxing
Ariane Cerdena Bowling
1989 Luisito Espinosa Professional Boxing
1986 Frankie Miñoza Golf
Luisito Espinosa Professional Boxing
Roberto Jalnaiz Amateur Boxing
1991 Eric Buhain Swimming
1992 Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno Bowling
1993 Elma Muros Track and Field
1994 Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco Amateur Boxing
Elias Recaido Amateur Boxing
Reynaldo Gallido Amateur Boxing
1995 Elma Muros Track and Field
1996 Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno Bowling
1997 Pia Adelle Reyes Gymnastics
Gerry Peñalosa Professional Boxing
1998 Frankie Miñoza Golf
Luisito Espinosa Professional Boxing
1999 Efren “Bata” Reyes Billiards
2000 Dorothy Delasin Golf
2001 Efren “Bata” Reyes Billiards
Dorothy Delasin Golf
2002 Manny Pacquiao Professional Boxing
Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski Equestrian Sports
2003 Manny Pacquiao Professional Boxing
CJ Suarez Bowling
2004 Manny Pacquiao Professional Boxing
Jennifer Rosales Golf
2005[1] Team Philippines (2005 SEA Games) Various Sports
2006[2] Manny Pacquiao Professional Boxing
Joan Tipon Amateur Boxing
Violito Payla Amateur Boxing
Ronato Alcano Billiards
Antonio Gabica Billiards
Efren “Bata” Reyes Billiards
Biboy Rivera Bowling
Rene Catalan Wushu
2007 Nonito Donaire Professional Boxing
Miguel Molina Swimming
2008 Manny Pacquiao Professional Boxing
2009 Rubilen Amit Billiards
Marestella Torres Athletics (Long Jump)
Rani Ann Ortega Taekwondo (Poomsae)
Camille Alarilla Taekwondo (Poomsae)
Janice Lagman Taekwondo (Poomsae)
2010[3] Francisco Bustamante Billiards
Dennis Orcollo Billiards
Biboy Rivera Bowling
Rey Saludar Amateur Boxing
2011[4] Nonito Donaire Professional Boxing
Dennis Orcollo Billiards
2012[5] Nonito Donaire Boxing
Manila Big League team (women's) Softball
Josie Gabuco Boxing
Ateneo Blue Eagles (men's) Basketball
2013[6] Philippine national team (men's) Basketball
2014[7] Daniel Caluag BMX cycling
2015[8] Nonito Donaire Boxing
Donnie Nietes Boxing
Miguel Tabuena Golf
2016[9] Hidilyn Diaz Weightlifting
2017[10] Carlo Biado Billiards
Krizziah Lyn Tabora Bowling
Jerwin Ancajas Boxing
2018[11] Hidilyn Diaz Weightlifting
Yuka Saso Golf
Bianca Pagdanganan Golf
Lois Kaye Go Golf
Margielyn Didal Roller Sports

Multiple-time winners[edit]

Name Total
Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno 5
Manny Pacquiao 5
Nonito Donaire 4
Efren “Bata” Reyes 3
Luisito Espinosa 3
Lydia de Vega 3
Biboy Rivera 2
Bong Coo 2
Dennis Orcollo 2
Dodie Boy Peñalosa 2
Dorothy Delasin 2
Elma Muros 2
Eric Buhain 2
Frankie Miñoza 2
Hidilyn Diaz 2

Special awards[edit]


  1. ^ Team Philippines win 2005 PSA Athletes of the Year – Yehey! Sports[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Pacquiao, 7 others named PSA Athletes of the Year – Archived 6 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ PSA: Four sportsmen share Athlete of the Year award - NBN News[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Sports scribes name Donaire, Orcullo athletes of the year - InterAKTV". Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  5. ^ PSA honors ’12 sports achievers tonite
  6. ^ Gilas cagers PSA athletes of the year
  7. ^ Tupas, Cedelf (3 February 2015). "BMX rider Caluag PSA Athlete of the Year". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Nietes, Donaire, Tabuena share PSA Athlete of the Year award". ABS-CBN Sports. 10 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  9. ^ "PSA to honor Diaz as 2016 Athlete of the Year". ABS-CBN Sports. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  10. ^ "PSA co-Athletes of the Year: Ancajas, Tabora, Biado". Business Mirror. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Asian Games gold medalists named athletes of the year". Philippine Olympic Committee. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  12. ^ Pacquiao is PSA's Athlete of the Year and Hall of Famer – Philippines News Agency[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ PSA names Pacquiao athlete of the decade –
  14. ^ PSA AWARDS; Reyes, ‘Campo’ mga bida –
  15. ^ "PSA President's Award to NU". Tempo. 7 February 2015. Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.