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Most Valuable Player
In American 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.
Specific awards include:
- Major League Baseball MVP Award
- Super Bowl MVP Award
- National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award
- National Hockey League Hart Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy (playoffs)
One award is commonly referred to as an "MVP" award, despite the fact that its official name does not match the "MVP" initialism:
A similar award in some sports is man of the match.
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