Most Valuable Player

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In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. Initially used in professional sports, the term is now also commonly used in amateur sports, as well as in other completely unrelated fields of endeavor such as business. A similar award in some sports is man of the match. The term Most Valuable Player is most often used in the United States.

Specific American examples include (first regular season, then playoffs):

One award is commonly referred to as an "MVP" award, despite the fact that its official name does not match the "MVP" initialism:

Also, MVP is a title given in the MMORPG Ragnarok Online to a player that deals and takes most damage in a fight with a boss monster. The boss monsters are called MVPs in player slang. de:Most Valuable Player es:Most Valuable Player fr:Meilleur joueur it:MVP