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The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is given to one sportsman or sportswoman, usually British, every year. The award was originally devised by the BBC producer Paul Fox in 1954 and continues to be organised annually by the BBC. The award is voted for by the general public towards the end of the calendar year, and is one of the most prestigious all-sport awards in British sport.

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1954
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Chris Chataway
Long-distance Runner
1955
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Gordon Pirie
Middle-distance Runner
1956
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Jim Laker
Cricketer
1957
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Dai Rees
Golfer
1958
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Ian Black
Swimmer
1959
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
John Surtees
Motor Bike Racer
1960
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
David Broome
Show Jumper
1961
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Stirling Moss
Racing Driver
1962
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Anita Lonsborough
Swimmer
1963
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Dorothy Hyman
Sprinter
1964
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Mary Rand
Long Jumper
1965
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Tom Simpson
Cyclist
1966
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Bobby Moore
Footballer
1967
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Henry Cooper
Boxer
1968
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
David Hemery
Athlete
1969
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Ann Jones
Tennis Player
1970
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Henry Cooper
Boxer
1971
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Princess Anne
Three-day Eventer
1972
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Mary Peters
Pentathlete
1973
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Jackie Stewart
Racing Driver
1974
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Brendan Foster
Long-distance Runner
1975
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
David Steele
Cricketer
1976
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
John Curry
Ice Skater
1977
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Virginia Wade
Tennis Player
1978
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Steve Ovett
Middle-distance Runner
1979
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Sebastian Coe
Middle-distance Runner
1980
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Robin Cousins
Ice Skater
1981
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Ian Botham
Cricketer
1982
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Daley Thompson
Decathlete
1983
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Steve Cram
Middle-distance Runner
1984
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Jayne Torvill And Christopher Dean
Ice Skaters
1985
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Barry Mcguigan
Boxer
1986
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Nigel Mansell
Racing Driver
1987
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Fatima Whitbread
Javelin Thrower
1988
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Steve Davis
Snooker Player
1989
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Nick Faldo
Golfer
1990
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Paul Gascoigne
Footballer
1991
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Liz McColgan
Long-distance Runner
1992
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Nigel Mansell
Racing Driver
1993
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Linford Christie
100m Sprinter
1994
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Damon Hill
Racing Driver
1995
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Jonathan Edwards
Triple Jumper
1996
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Damon Hill
Racing Driver
1997
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Greg Rusedski
Tennis Player
1998
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Michael Owen
Footballer
1999
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Lennox Lewis
Boxer
2000
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Steve Redgrave
Rower
2001
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
David Beckham
Footballer
2002
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Paula Radcliffe
Long-distance Runner
2003
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Jonny Wilkinson
Rugby Union Player
2004
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Kelly Holmes
Middle-distance Runner
2005
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Andrew Flintoff
Cricketer
2006
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Zara Phillips
Three day eventer
2007
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Joe Calzaghe
Boxer
2008
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Chris Hoy
Cyclist
2009
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Ryan Giggs
Manchester United and Wales footballer
2010
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Tony McCoy
Horse Racing
2011
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Mark Cavendish
Cycling
2012
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Bradley Wiggins
Cycling
2013
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Andy Murray
Tennis
2014
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Lewis Hamilton
Formula One
2015
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Andy Murray
Tennis
2016
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Andy Murray
Tennis


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