2019 SPORTO Brand Awards, given based on the annual public research performed by the market and media research company Mediana (since 2007 in Slovenia and since 2013 in Croatia and Serbia), went for the third time to the Slovenian alpine skier Ilka Štuhec, for the second consecutive time to the basketball player Luka Dončić and for the eighth time to the leading sports club in Slovenia NK Maribor.
In Croatia, 2019 SPORTO Brand Awards were given to the football player Luka Modrić, who received the award for the fifth time, and, just like every year since the research started, to the athlete Sandra Perković and for the second time to football club GNK Dinamo Zagreb. Serbia’s top athletes still include the tennis ace Novak Đoković, the athlete Ivana Španović (fifth time), and the football club FK Crvena zvezda (third time).
Five highest-ranking athletes and clubs in 2019 (listed alphabetically):
Female athletes: Janja, Garnbret, Meta Hrovat, Ema Klinec, Ilka Štuhec, Tina Trstenjak
Male athletes: Luka Dončić, Goran Dragić, Tim Gajser, Jan Oblak, Primož Roglič
Sports clubs: NK Maribor, NK Olimpija Ljubljana, OK ACH Volley, RK Celje Pivovarna Laško, RK Krim
Female athletes: Sara Kolak, Antonija Mišura, Sandra Perković, Donna Vekić, Blanka Vlašić
Male athletes: Domagoj Duvnjak, Mario Mandžukić, Luka Modrić, Ivan Rakitić, Martin i Valent Sinković
Sports clubs: GNK Dinamo Zagreb, KHL Medveščak, NK Rijeka, RK PPD Zagreb, VK Jug CO
Female athletes: Tijana Bošković, Milica Mandić, Brankica Mihajlović, Maja Ognjenović, Ivana Španović
Male athletes: Bogdan Bogdanović, Novak Đoković, Nikola Jokić, Andrija Prlainović, Miloš Teodosić
Sports clubs: FK Crvena zvezda, FK Partizan, KK Crvena zvezda, KK Partizan, VK Partizan