|Denotes player whose team won that year's tournament|
|*||Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|**||Inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame|
|***||Inducted into both the Naismith and FIBA Halls of Fame|
|Denotes player who is still active|
|Player (X)||Denotes the number of times the player had been named MVP at that time|
|Team (X)||Denotes the number of times a player from this team had won at that time|
|2002||Lisa Leslie*||Center||United States|||
|2010||Hana Horáková||Guard||Czech Republic|||
|2014||Maya Moore||Forward||United States (2)|||
|2018||Breanna Stewart||Forward||United States (3)|||
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- "Stewart named TISSOT MVP, headlines All-Star Five line-up in Tenerife". fiba.com. 30 September 2018.