When a medal or trophy is named after a person, you can be sure they were a tremendously influential and/or important figure in their profession.
Here are eight football trophies and honours that have been named after legends:
- Lev Yashin
The Yashin Trophy is presented annually by France Football to the best performing goalkeeper.
Rafael “Pichichi” Moreno Aranzadi:
The Pichichi trophy is awarded to the top goalscorer of La Liga.
- Ferenc Puskas
The FIFA Puskas award is presented to the player deemed to have scored the best goal in world football in each calendar year.
- Marc-Vivien Foe
The Prix Marc-Vivien Foe is an award presented to the best African player in Ligue 1.
- Sir Matt Busby
The Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year is an award presented to the Manchester United fans’ player of the season.
- Landon Donovan
The Landon Donovan MLS MVP award is presented to the player deemed the most valuable player in the MLS each season.
- Ricardo Zamora
The Ricardo Zamora trophy is awarded to a goalkeeper deemed the best La Liga goalkeeper in a season.
- Telmo Zarra
The Zarra Trophy is awarded to the best Spanish player in a La Liga season.