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BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is the main award of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, which takes place each December. The winner is the sportsperson, judged by a public vote, to have achieved the most that year. The recipient must either be British or reside and play a significant amount of their sport in the United Kingdom. The winner is selected by a public-vote from a pre-determined shortlist. The most recent award winner is cyclist Geraint Thomas, who won in 2018.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
The trophy for the main award – a silver four-turret lens camera.
Awarded forExcellence in sporting achievement
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBBC Sport
First awardedDecember 30, 1954; 64 years ago (1954-12-30)
Websitewww.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality
Geraint Thomas, the winner in 2018

Sports Personality of the Year was created by Paul Fox, who thought of the idea while he was editor of the magazine show Sportsview. The first award ceremony took place in 1954 as part of Sportsview, and was presented by Peter Dimmock.[1] For the first show, votes were sent by postcard, and rules presented in a Radio Times article stipulated that nominations were restricted to athletes who had featured on the Sportsview programme since April. Approximately 14,500 votes were cast, and Christopher Chataway beat Roger Bannister to win the inaugural BBC Sportsview's Personality of the Year Award.[2]

Four people have won the award more than once: tennis player Andy Murray is the only person to have won three times (in addition to the Young Sports Personality and Team awards), while boxer Henry Cooper and Formula One drivers Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill have each won twice.[3] Snooker player Steve Davis has finished in the top three a record five times (one win).[4] Eight people have twice finished second without ever winning, including Bobby Charlton and Sally Gunnell (Gunnell also finished third once). Jessica Ennis-Hill holds the record for most top three placements without a win; having finished second once and third three times. Both Charlton (2008) and Ennis-Hill (2017), received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

Princess Anne (1971) and her daughter Zara Phillips (2006) are the only award-winners to be members of the same family. The oldest recipient of the award is Dai Rees, who won in 1957 aged 44. Ian Black, who won the following year, aged 17, is the youngest winner.[3] Torvill and Dean, who won in 1984, are the only non-individual winners of the award, so in the 61 years of the award there have been 62 recipients. Of these 13 have been female.[5] 17 sporting disciplines have been represented; athletics has the highest representation, with 17 recipients. Counting Torvill and Dean separately, there have been 48 English winners of the award, six Scottish,[6] five Welsh,[7] three Northern Irish,[8][9] and one Manx. Since the award ceremony began only on one occasion (2013) have none of the podium placers been English. On three occasions a sportsman from outside the United Kingdom has made the podium, on each occasion for sporting success achieved in Great Britain; New Zealand speedway star Barry Briggs (1964 and 1966) and Italian jockey Frankie Dettori (1996). Barry McGuigan, Greg Rusedski and Lennox Lewis originally competed for Ireland (McGuigan) and Canada (Rusedski and Lewis) respectively, but had completed their transfer of allegiance to Great Britain by the time of their awards.

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Nomination procedureEdit

The shortlist is announced a few weeks before the award ceremony, and the winner is determined on the night by a public telephone and on-line vote. Prior to 2012, a panel of 30 sports journalists each submitted a list of 10 contenders. From these contenders a shortlist of ten nominees was determined. This method was criticized following the selection of an all-male shortlist in 2011. The selection process for contenders was changed for the 2012 and subsequent awards by the introduction of an expert panel. The panel produces a shortlist that reflects UK sporting achievements on the national and/or international stage, represents the breadth and depth of UK sports and takes into account ‘impact’ within and beyond the sport or sporting achievement in question.

WinnersEdit

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award winners
 Year 
Winner Sport Second Sport Third Sport Ref.
1954   Christopher Chataway (ENG) Athletics   Roger Bannister (ENG) Athletics   Pat Smythe (ENG) Show jumping [10]
1955   Gordon Pirie (ENG) Athletics No record[11] N/A No record[11] N/A [7]
1956   Jim Laker (ENG) Cricket No record[11] N/A No record[11] N/A [12]
1957   Dai Rees (WAL) Golf   Stirling Moss (ENG) Formula One   Derek Ibbotson (ENG) Athletics [7][13]
1958   Ian Black (SCO) Swimming   Bobby Charlton (ENG) Football   Nat Lofthouse (ENG) Football [14]
1959   John Surtees (ENG) Motorcycle racing   Bobby Charlton (ENG) Football   Ian Black (SCO) Swimming [15]
1960   David Broome (WAL) Show jumping   Don Thompson (ENG) Athletics   Anita Lonsbrough (ENG) Swimming [16]
1961   Stirling Moss (ENG) Formula One   Billy Walker (ENG) Boxing   Angela Mortimer (ENG) Tennis [17]
1962   Anita Lonsbrough (ENG) Swimming   Dorothy Hyman (ENG) Athletics   Linda Ludgrove (ENG) Swimming [18]
1963   Dorothy Hyman (ENG) Athletics   Bobby McGregor (SCO) Swimming   Jim Clark (SCO) Formula One [19]
1964   Mary Rand (ENG) Athletics   Barry Briggs (NZL) Speedway   Ann Packer (ENG) Athletics [20]
1965   Tom Simpson (ENG) Cycling   Jim Clark (SCO) Formula One   Marion Coakes (ENG) Show jumping [21]
1966   Bobby Moore (ENG) Football   Barry Briggs (NZL) Speedway   Geoff Hurst (ENG) Football [22]
1967   Henry Cooper (ENG) Boxing   Beryl Burton (ENG) Cycling   Harvey Smith (ENG) Show jumping [23]
1968   David Hemery (ENG) Athletics   Graham Hill (ENG) Formula One   Marion Coakes (ENG) Show jumping [24]
1969   Ann Jones (ENG) Tennis   Tony Jacklin (ENG) Golf   George Best (NIR) Football [18]
1970   Henry Cooper (ENG) Boxing   Tony Jacklin (ENG) Golf   Bobby Moore (ENG) Football [23]
1971   Princess Anne (ENG) Eventing   George Best (NIR) Football   Barry John (WAL) Rugby union [25]
1972   Mary Peters (NIR) Athletics   Gordon Banks (ENG) Football   Richard Meade (WAL) Eventing [8]
1973   Jackie Stewart (SCO) Formula One   Roger Taylor (ENG) Tennis   Paddy McMahon (ENG) Show jumping [6]
1974   Brendan Foster (ENG) Athletics   John Conteh (ENG) Boxing   Willie John McBride (NIR) Rugby union [26]
1975   David Steele (ENG) Cricket   Alan Pascoe (ENG) Athletics   David Wilkie (SCO) Swimming [18]
1976   John Curry (ENG) Figure skating   James Hunt (ENG) Formula One   David Wilkie (SCO) Swimming [27]
1977   Virginia Wade (ENG) Tennis   Geoffrey Boycott (ENG) Cricket   Barry Sheene (ENG) Motorcycle racing [18]
1978   Steve Ovett (ENG) Athletics   Daley Thompson (ENG) Athletics   Ian Botham (ENG) Cricket [28]
1979   Sebastian Coe (ENG) Athletics   Ian Botham (ENG) Cricket   Kevin Keegan (ENG) Football [18]
1980   Robin Cousins (ENG) Figure skating   Sebastian Coe (ENG) Athletics   Daley Thompson (ENG) Athletics [27]
1981   Ian Botham (ENG) Cricket   Steve Davis (ENG) Snooker   Sebastian Coe (ENG) Athletics [18]
1982   Daley Thompson (ENG) Athletics   Alex Higgins (NIR) Snooker   Steve Cram (ENG) Athletics [18]
1983   Steve Cram (ENG) Athletics   Torvill and Dean[nb 1] (ENG) Figure skating   Daley Thompson (ENG) Athletics [29]
1984   Torvill and Dean[nb 1] (ENG) Figure skating   Sebastian Coe (ENG) Athletics   Steve Davis (ENG) Snooker [30]
1985   Barry McGuigan (IRL) Boxing   Ian Botham (ENG) Cricket   Steve Cram (ENG) Athletics [18]
1986   Nigel Mansell (ENG) Formula One   Fatima Whitbread (ENG) Athletics   Kenny Dalglish (SCO) Football [31]
1987   Fatima Whitbread (ENG) Athletics   Steve Davis (ENG) Snooker   Ian Woosnam (WAL) Golf [32]
1988   Steve Davis (ENG) Snooker   Adrian Moorhouse (ENG) Swimming   Sandy Lyle (SCO) Golf [4]
1989   Nick Faldo (ENG) Golf   Frank Bruno (ENG) Boxing   Steve Davis (ENG) Snooker [18]
1990   Paul Gascoigne (ENG) Football   Stephen Hendry (SCO) Snooker   Graham Gooch (ENG) Cricket [33]
1991[nb 2]   Liz McColgan (SCO) Athletics   Will Carling (ENG) Rugby union   Gary Lineker (ENG) Football [6]
1992   Nigel Mansell (ENG) Formula One   Linford Christie (ENG) Athletics   Sally Gunnell (ENG) Athletics [36]
1993   Linford Christie (ENG) Athletics   Sally Gunnell (ENG) Athletics   Nigel Mansell (ENG) CART [37]
1994   Damon Hill (ENG) Formula One   Sally Gunnell (ENG) Athletics   Colin Jackson (WAL) Athletics [38]
1995   Jonathan Edwards (ENG) Athletics   Frank Bruno (ENG) Boxing   Colin McRae (SCO) Rallying [39]
1996[nb 3]   Damon Hill (ENG) Formula One   Steve Redgrave (ENG) Rowing   Frankie Dettori (ITA) Horse racing [42]
1997   Greg Rusedski (ENG) Tennis   Tim Henman (ENG) Tennis   Steve Redgrave (ENG) Rowing [43]
1998   Michael Owen (ENG) Football   Denise Lewis (ENG) Athletics   Iwan Thomas (WAL) Athletics [27]
1999   Lennox Lewis (ENG) Boxing   David Beckham (ENG) Football   Colin Jackson (WAL) Athletics [44]
2000   Steve Redgrave (ENG) Rowing   Denise Lewis (ENG) Athletics   Tanni Grey-Thompson (WAL) Athletics [45]
2001   David Beckham (ENG) Football   Ellen MacArthur (ENG) Sailing   Michael Owen (ENG) Football [46]
2002   Paula Radcliffe (ENG) Athletics   David Beckham (ENG) Football   Tony McCoy (NIR) Horse racing [47]
2003   Jonny Wilkinson (ENG) Rugby union   Martin Johnson (ENG) Rugby union   Paula Radcliffe (ENG) Athletics [48]
2004   Kelly Holmes (ENG) Athletics   Matthew Pinsent (ENG) Rowing   Andrew Flintoff (ENG) Cricket [49]
2005   Andrew Flintoff (ENG) Cricket   Ellen MacArthur (ENG) Sailing   Steven Gerrard (ENG) Football [50]
2006   Zara Phillips (ENG) Eventing   Darren Clarke (NIR) Golf   Beth Tweddle (ENG) Gymnastics [51]
2007   Joe Calzaghe (WAL) Boxing   Lewis Hamilton (ENG) Formula One   Ricky Hatton (ENG) Boxing [52]
2008   Chris Hoy (SCO) Cycling   Lewis Hamilton (ENG) Formula One   Rebecca Adlington (ENG) Swimming [53]
2009   Ryan Giggs (WAL) Football   Jenson Button (ENG) Formula One   Jessica Ennis (ENG) Athletics [54]
2010   Tony McCoy (NIR) Horse racing   Phil Taylor (ENG) Darts   Jessica Ennis (ENG) Athletics [55]
2011   Mark Cavendish (IOM) Cycling   Darren Clarke (NIR) Golf   Mo Farah (ENG) Athletics [56]
2012   Bradley Wiggins (ENG) Cycling   Jessica Ennis (ENG) Athletics   Andy Murray (SCO) Tennis [57]
2013   Andy Murray (SCO) Tennis   Leigh Halfpenny (WAL) Rugby union   Tony McCoy (NIR) Horse racing [58]
2014   Lewis Hamilton (ENG) Formula One   Rory McIlroy (NIR) Golf   Jo Pavey (ENG) Athletics [59]
2015   Andy Murray (SCO) Tennis   Kevin Sinfield (ENG) Rugby league   Jessica Ennis-Hill (ENG) Athletics [60]
2016   Andy Murray (SCO) Tennis   Alistair Brownlee (ENG) Triathlon   Nick Skelton (ENG) Show jumping [61]
2017   Mo Farah (ENG) Athletics   Jonathan Rea (NIR) Motorcycle racing   Jonnie Peacock (ENG) Athletics [62]
2018   Geraint Thomas (WAL) Cycling   Lewis Hamilton (ENG) Formula One   Harry Kane (ENG) Football [63]

By sportEdit

This table lists the total number of awards won by the winner's sport.

Winners by sport
Sporting profession First place(s) Second place(s) Third place(s) Total placing(s)
Athletics 18 14 19 51
Formula One 7 7 1 15
Tennis 6 2 2 10
Football 5 6 10 21
Boxing 5 4 1 10
Cycling 5 1 0 6
Cricket 4 3 3 10
Figure skating 3[nb 1] 1[nb 1] 0 4
Golf 2 5 2 9
Swimming 2 2 6 10
Eventing 2 0 1 3
Snooker 1 4 2 7
Rugby union 1 3 2 6
Rowing 1 2 1 4
Motorcycle racing 1 1 1 3
Show jumping 1 0 6 7
Horse racing 1 0 3 4
Sailing 0 2 0 2
Rugby league 0 1 0 1
Triathlon 0 1 0 1
Darts 0 1 0 1
CART 0 0 1 1
Gymnastics 0 0 1 1
Rallying 0 0 1 1

By number of accoladesEdit

The below table lists all people who have finished in the top three places more than once.

Recipient First place(s) Second place(s) Third place(s) Total placings(s)
Andy Murray 3 0 1 4
Nigel Mansell 2 0 1 3
Henry Cooper 2 0 0 2
Damon Hill 2 0 0 2
Lewis Hamilton 1 3 0 4
Steve Davis 1 2 2 5
Ian Botham 1 2 1 4
Sebastian Coe 1 2 1 4
David Beckham 1 2 0 3
Daley Thompson 1 1 2 4
Steve Redgrave 1 1 1 3
Linford Christie 1 1 0 2
Dorothy Hyman 1 1 0 2
Stirling Moss 1 1 0 2
Torvill and Dean 1 1 0 2
Fatima Whitbread 1 1 0 2
Steve Cram 1 0 2 3
Tony McCoy 1 0 2 3
Ian Black 1 0 1 2
Mo Farah 1 0 1 2
Andrew Flintoff 1 0 1 2
Anita Lonsbrough 1 0 1 2
Bobby Moore 1 0 1 2
Michael Owen 1 0 1 2
Paula Radcliffe 1 0 1 2
Sally Gunnell 0 2 1 3
Barry Briggs 0 2 0 2
Frank Bruno 0 2 0 2
Darren Clarke 0 2 0 2
Bobby Charlton 0 2 0 2
Tony Jacklin 0 2 0 2
Denise Lewis 0 2 0 2
Ellen MacArthur 0 2 0 2
Jessica Ennis-Hill 0 1 3 4
George Best 0 1 1 2
Jim Clark 0 1 1 2
Marion Coakes 0 0 2 2
Colin Jackson 0 0 2 2
David Wilkie 0 0 2 2

By nationalityEdit

Nation First place(s) Second place(s) Third place(s) Total placings(s)
England 48 51 42 141
Scotland 7 3 8 18
Wales 5 1 7 13
Northern Ireland 2 5 4 11
Isle of Man 1 0 0 1
Other 1 2 1 4

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Torvill and Dean are the figure skating pair Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. For the summary tables they are treated as one winner of the award.[19]
  2. ^ In 1991 Bob Nudd received the most votes—more than 100,000—following a campaign in the Angling Times.[34] However the BBC deemed this to be against the rules and "discarded all the ballots cast on forms printed in the Angling Times".[35]
  3. ^ In 1996, Justin Fashanu received a large number of votes following a campaign in Gay Times. However the BBC deemed this to be against the rules and disqualified him from the award.[40][41]

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