BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year

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BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year
Presented byBBC Cymru Wales
First awarded1954

The BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year is a televised sporting competition, broadcast on BBC Two every year; and the most prestigious annual sport award in Wales. It was first awarded in 1954, and is currently organised by BBC Cymru Wales. Since a trial in 2002, the competition has been open to public voting, rather than a decision being made within the competition prior to this.[1]


Nicole Cooke, 2003 winner.
Colin Jackson, three-time winner.
Mark Hughes, 2002 winner.
Ryan Giggs, 1996 and 2009 winner.
Year Name Field
2020 No award
2019 Alun Wyn Jones Rugby union
2018 Geraint Thomas Cycling
2017 Jonathan Davies Rugby union
2016 Jade Jones Taekwondo
2015 Dan Biggar Rugby union
2014 Geraint Thomas Cycling
2013 Leigh Halfpenny Rugby union
2012 Jade Jones Taekwondo
2011 Chaz Davies Motorcycle racing
2010 Gareth Bale[2] Football
2009 Ryan Giggs[3] Football
2008 Shane Williams[4] Rugby union
2007 Joe Calzaghe Boxing
2006 Joe Calzaghe Boxing
2005 Gareth Thomas Rugby union
2004 Tanni Grey-Thompson Wheelchair racing
2003 Nicole Cooke Road bicycle racing
2002 Mark Hughes Football
2001 Joe Calzaghe Boxing
2000 Tanni Grey-Thompson Wheelchair racing
1999 Colin Jackson Athletics (110-metre hurdles)
1998 Iwan Thomas Athletics (400 metres)
1997 Scott Gibbs Rugby union
1996 Ryan Giggs Football
1995 Neville Southall Football
1994 Steve Robinson Boxing
1993 Colin Jackson Athletics (110-metre hurdles)
1992 Tanni Grey-Thompson Wheelchair racing
1991 Ian Woosnam Golf
1990 Ian Woosnam Golf
1989 Stephen Dodd Golf
1988 Colin Jackson Athletics (110-metre hurdles)
1987 Ian Woosnam Golf
1986 Kirsty Wade Athletics (middle distances)
1985 Steven Jones Marathon
1984 Ian Rush Football
1983 Colin Jones Boxing
1982 Steve Barry Race walker
1981 John Toshack Football
1980 Duncan Evans Golf
1979 Terry Griffiths Snooker
1978 Johnny Owen Boxing
1977 Phil Bennett Rugby union
1976 Mervyn Davies and the Wales national rugby union team Rugby union
1975 Arfon Griffiths Football
1974 Gareth Edwards Rugby union
1973 Berwyn Price Athletics (100 metres hurdles)
1972 Richard Meade Eventing
1971 John Dawes, the Wales national rugby union team and the British Lions Rugby union
1970 David Broome Show jumping
1969 Tony Lewis Cricket
1968 Martyn Woodroffe Swimming
1967 Howard Winstone Boxing
1966 Lynn Davies Athletics (long jump)
1965 Clive Rowlands Rugby union
1964 Lynn Davies Athletics (long jump)
1963 Howard Winstone Boxing
1962 Ivor Allchurch Football
1961 Bryn Meredith Rugby union
1960 Brian Curvis Boxing
1959 Graham Moore Football
1958 Howard Winstone Boxing
1957 Dai Rees Golf
1956 Joe Erskine Boxing
1955 John Disley Athletics (3000 metre steeplechase)
1954 Ken Jones Rugby union, Athletics (sprinting)

See also



"BBC Wales Sport Personality winners". BBC Sport. 8 December 2008. Archived from the original on 6 June 2004. Retrieved 16 January 2009.

  1. ^ "Shortlist for BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year announced". British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). 26 November 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Gareth Bale wins BBC Wales Sports Personality award". BBC Sport. 6 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Ryan Giggs wins BBC Wales Sports Personality 2009". BBC Sport. 8 December 2009.
  4. ^ "BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2008 winners announced". BBC Press Office. BBC. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2008.

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