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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 and music awards. A similar award in some sports, such as soccer, is man of the match. The term Most Valuable Player is most often used in the United States. Look up Award in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... Allegory of Music on the Opéra Garnier Music is an art form that involves organised sounds and silence. ... An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... In sport, a man of the match or player of the game award is given to the outstanding player in a particular match. ...


Specific North 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: The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award) is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press,[1] to the player who is considered most valuable in the league. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... The National Basketball Association Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player in the NBA Finals that is seen as contributing the most to his team in the series. ... WNBA MVP Award The WNBA Most Valuable Player Award is an annual award is given by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) to the WNBA player who is the most valuable league-wide to her individual team in regular season competition. ... WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), held in early September and played under a best-of-five playoff format. ... NHL redirects here. ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ...

In the Australian Football League, the AFL Players Association awards a "Most Valuable Player" award now known as the Leigh Matthews Trophy, voted by peers and considered by many observers of the game to be more indicative of the Best and Fairest player than the Brownlow Medal. In the Canadian Football League they also have the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award (regular season) and the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player (playoffs). The Philippine Basketball Association also awards its own Most Valuable Award. At the conclusion of the NCAA mens and womens Division I basketball championships (the Final Four tournaments), the Associated Press selects a Most Outstanding Player. ... This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ... The AFL Players Association is a body that consists of players and former players in the Australian Football League. ... The Leigh Matthews Trophy is an annual award given by the AFL Players Association to the Most Valuable Player in the Australian Football League. ... Best and Fairest is the phrase given to players in the Australian Football League (formerly the VFL) that are adjudged to have played the best during the season without being suspended. ... The Charles Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal and colloquially as Charlie, is the medal awarded to the best and fairest player in the Australian Football League during the regular season (ie not including finals matches) as decided upon by umpires. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football, and is the second most popular sports league in Canada. ... The Most Outstanding Player Award is annually rewarded to the best player in the Canadian Football League. ... The Grey Cups Most Valuable Player award is awarded annually to the player deemed to have the best performance in the Grey Cup Game, the Canadian Football Leagues championship game. ... For other uses of PBA, see PBA. The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is a professional basketball league in the Philippines founded in 1975. ... The Philippine Basketball Association awards the Most Valuable Player award at the end of the season. ...


Non-sports uses

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences makes "Most Valuable Player" awards annually in a number of instrumental categories. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is known variously as NARAS or The Recording Academy. ...


MVP is often used in business to designate a valued employee. In this context, sometimes the "P" in "MVP" is something other than "Player." So, for example, Microsoft uses MVP to mean Most Valuable Professional. The term is applied to recognized, credible, and accessible individuals with expertise in one or more Microsoft products who actively participate in online and offline communities to share their knowledge and expertise with other Microsoft customers. Microsoft is one of few companies engaging itself in the console wars Where they are up against sony, nintendo, and of course sharps new console which may cause a threat. ... The Microsoft MVP Logo The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Program is an award and recognition program run by Microsoft. ...


MVP is also the title given to boss monsters in an MMORPG Ragnarok Online. The player that deals and takes most damage in a fight with a boss monster, is commonly referred to as the MvP. Which signifies the relevance of that one player. MvP is an acronym for the phrase "Monster versus Player". Which is apart of the Ragnarok Boss Event. An image from World of Warcraft, one of the largest commercial MMORPGs as of 2004, based on active subscriptions. ... Ragnarok Online (Korean: 라그나로크 온라인), often referred to as RO, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by GRAVITY Co. ...


MVP is also the name of WWE wrestler Montel Vontavious Porter, presumably because of the initials' connection to Most Valuable Player. Antonio Banks, born on October 28, 1985 in Stockholm, Sweden, is an American professional wrestler. ...


AN example of this is Michael Boys who is awesome at cricket lol

 Michael Boys proved his awesomness by kicking Johnno's ass at the cricket dinner 

MVP!!! OH YEAH BITCHES


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Most Valuable Player Award on Baseball Almanac (256 words)
There have been three different "official" most valuable player awards in Major League Baseball since 1911; the Chalmer's Award (1911-1914), the League Award (1922-1929), and this is the third, and currently awarded, version simply referred to as the Most Valuable Player Award.
It is considered by Major League Baseball as the only "official" most valuable player award and symbolizes the pinnacle of a player's personal achievement during any single season of play.
Frank Robinson was the first, and still the only, player to win a Most Valuable Player Award from both the American and National League.
Most Valuable Player Award on Baseball Almanac (256 words)
There have been three different "official" most valuable player awards in Major League Baseball since 1911; the Chalmer's Award (1911-1914), the League Award (1922-1929), and this is the third, and currently awarded, version simply referred to as the Most Valuable Player Award.
It is considered by Major League Baseball as the only "official" most valuable player award and symbolizes the pinnacle of a player's personal achievement during any single season of play.
Frank Robinson was the first, and still the only, player to win a Most Valuable Player Award from both the American and National League.
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