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German Sportspersonality of the Year

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The German Sportspersonality of the Year has been chosen annually since 1947, with separate awards made for men and women. The record holder is tennis player Steffi Graf, who won five awards. Swimmer Michael Groß, tennis player Boris Becker, and high jumper Ulrike Meyfarth each have four awards. Since 1957 the sport journalists also vote for Germany's Sportsteam of the Year.

In East Germany (GDR) there was also an annual vote for the Best Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, from 1953 to 1989, chosen by the readers of the daily newspaper Junge Welt. Since 1990, after reunification, the East and West German awards merged into one single award.

West Germany and GermanyEdit

YEAR MALE FEMALE TEAM MALE (DISABLED) FEMALE (DISABLED) TEAM (DISABLED)
1947 Gottfried von Cramm Marga Petersen
1948 Gottfried von Cramm Mirl Buchner-Fischer
1949 Georg Meier Lena Stumpf wat
1950 Herbert Klein Ria Baran-Falk
1951 Paul Falk Ria Baran-Falk
1952 Karl Kling Ria Baran-Falk
1953 Werner Haas Christa Seliger
1954 Heinz Fütterer Ursula Happe
1955 Hans Günter Winkler Helene Kienzle
1956 Hans Günter Winkler Ursula Happe
1957 Manfred Germar Wiltrud Urselmann
1958 Fritz Thiedemann Marianne Werner
1959 Martin Lauer Marika Kilius
1960 Georg Thoma Ingrid Krämer
1961 Wolfgang von Trips Heidi Schmid
1962 Gerhard Hetz Jutta Heine
1963 Gerhard Hetz Ursel Brunner
1964 Willi Holdorf Roswitha Esser
Annemarie Zimmermann
1965 Hans-Joachim Klein Helga Hoffmann
1966 Rudi Altig Helga Hoffmann
Karin Frisch
1967 Kurt Bendlin Liesel Westermann FC Bayern Munich
1968 Franz Keller Ingrid Becker
1969 Hans Fassnacht Liesel Westermann
1970 Hans Fassnacht Heide Rosendahl
1971 Hans Fassnacht Ingrid Mickler-Becker Borussia Mönchengladbach
1972 Klaus Wolfermann Heide Rosendahl
1973 Klaus Wolfermann Uta Schorn
1974 Eberhard Gienger Christel Justen
1975 Peter-Michael Kolbe Ellen Wellmann Borussia Mönchengladbach
1976 Gregor Braun Rosi Mittermaier
1977 Dietrich Thurau Eva Wilms
1978 Eberhard Gienger Maria Epple
1979 Harald Schmid Christa Kinshofer
1980 Guido Kratschmer Irene Epple
1981 Toni Mang Ulrike Meyfarth men's national water polo team
1982 Michael Groß Ulrike Meyfarth
1983 Michael Groß Ulrike Meyfarth
1984 Michael Groß Ulrike Meyfarth
1985 Boris Becker Cornelia Hanisch
1986 Boris Becker Steffi Graf
1987 Harald Schmid Steffi Graf
1988 Michael Groß Steffi Graf
1989 Boris Becker Steffi Graf
1990 Boris Becker Katrin Krabbe Germany national football team
1991 Michael Stich Katrin Krabbe 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1992 Dieter Baumann Heike Henkel men's national field hockey team
1993 Henry Maske Franziska van Almsick Germany national basketball team
1994 Markus Wasmeier Katja Seizinger Germany ski jumping team
1995 Michael Schumacher Franziska van Almsick Borussia Dortmund
1996 Frank Busemann Katja Seizinger Germany national football team
1997 Jan Ullrich Astrid Kumbernuss T-Mobile-Team - Cycling
1998 Georg Hackl Katja Seizinger 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1999 Martin Schmitt Steffi Graf Germany ski jumping team
2000 Nils Schumann Heike Drechsler Bahnrad-Vierer
2001 Erik Zabel Hannah Stockbauer FC Bayern Munich
2002 Sven Hannawald Franziska van Almsick Germany national football team
2003 Jan Ullrich Hannah Stockbauer Germany women's national football team
2004 Michael Schumacher Birgit Fischer Germany women's national field hockey team Wojtek Czyz Kirsten Bruhn
2005 Ronny Ackermann Uschi Disl Germany national basketball team Michael Teuber Kirsten Bruhn Sitting volleyball team
2006 Michael Greis Kati Wilhelm Germany national football team Gerd Schönfelder Verena Bentele Wheelchair basketball team (women)
2007 Fabian Hambüchen Magdalena Neuner Germany national handball team Mathias Mester Natalie Simanowski Wheelchair basketball team (women)
2008 Matthias Steiner Britta Steffen Germany men's national field hockey team Wolfgang Sacher Kirsten Bruhn Wheelchair basketball team (women)
2009 Paul Biedermann Steffi Nerius Germany women's national football team Michael Teuber Andrea Rothfuss Wheelchair curling team
2010 Sebastian Vettel Maria Riesch Germany national football team Gerd Schönfelder Verena Bentele Paracycling team
2011 Dirk Nowitzki Magdalena Neuner Borussia Dortmund Gerd Schönfelder Anna Schaffelhuber Wheelchair basketball team (women)
2012 Robert Harting Magdalena Neuner Deutschlandachter Jochen Wollmert Birgit Kober Wheelchair basketball team (women)
2013 Robert Harting Christina Obergföll FC Bayern Munich Thomas Schmidberger Anna Schaffelhuber Wheelchair basketball team (youth)
2014 Robert Harting Maria Höfl-Riesch Germany national football team Markus Rehm Anna Schaffelhuber Wheelchair basketball team (women)
2015 Jan Frodeno Christina Schwanitz Nordic combined team Georg Kreiter Anna Schaffelhuber Wheelchair basketball team (women)
2016 Fabian Hambüchen Angelique Kerber Laura Ludwig
Kira Walkenhorst
Niko Kappel Vanessa Low Johannes Floors, Markus Rehm, Léon Schäfer, Tom-Sengua Malutedi (4 × 100 Meters men Relay)
2017 Johannes Rydzek Laura Dahlmeier Laura Ludwig
Kira Walkenhorst
Niko Kappel Anna Schaffelhuber Johannes Floors, Felix Streng, David Behre, Markus Rehm (4 × 100 Meters men Relay)
2018 Patrick Lange Angelique Kerber Germany men's national ice hockey team Martin Fleig Andrea Eskau Andrea Eskau, Alexander Ehler, Steffen Lehmker (Cross-country para skiing mixed team)

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