BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

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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; 63 years ago (1954-12-30)
Websitewww.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality
Mo Farah, the winner in 2017

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 athlete Sir Mo Farah, who won in 2017.

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] four 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.

Nomination procedure[edit]

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.

Winners[edit]

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]

By sport[edit]

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 6 1 14
Tennis 6 2 2 10
Football 5 6 9 20
Boxing 5 4 1 10
Cricket 4 3 3 10
Cycling 4 1 0 5
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 accolades[edit]

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
Steve Davis 1 2 2 5
Ian Botham 1 2 1 4
Sebastian Coe 1 2 1 4
David Beckham 1 2 0 3
Lewis Hamilton 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 nationality[edit]

Nation First place(s) Second place(s) Third place(s) Total placings(s)
England 48 50 41 139
Scotland 7 3 8 18
Wales 4 1 7 12
Northern Ireland 2 5 4 11
Isle of Man 1 0 0 1
Non-British 1 2 1 4

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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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