BBC Sports Personality of the Year facts for kids

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The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is an award that is given to a sportsperson in December every year. Only British or foreign sportspeople based in the United Kingdom are allowed to win the award. It started in 1954.

Winners

  • 1954: Christopher Chataway (long-distance runner)
  • 1955: Gordon Pirie (middle-distance runner)
  • 1956: Jim Laker (cricketer)
  • 1957: Dai Rees (golfer)
  • 1958: Ian Black (swimmer)
  • 1959: John Surtees (motorcycle racer) and (Formula One racing driver)
  • 1960: David Broome (show jumper)
  • 1961: Stirling Moss (Formula One racing driver)
  • 1962: Anita Lonsborough (swimmer)
  • 1963: Dorothy Hyman (sprinter)
  • 1964: Mary Rand (long jumper)
  • 1965: Tom Simpson (cyclist)
  • 1966: Bobby Moore (footballer)
  • 1967: Henry Cooper (boxer)
  • 1968: David Hemery (athlete)
  • 1969: Ann Jones (tennis player)
  • 1970: Henry Cooper (boxer)
  • 1971: HRH The Princess Anne (three-day eventer)
  • 1972: Mary Peters (pentathlete)
  • 1973: Jackie Stewart (Formula One racing driver)
  • 1974: Brendan Foster (long-distance runner)
  • 1975: David Steele (cricketer)
  • 1976: John Curry (figure skater)
  • 1977: Virginia Wade (tennis player)
  • 1978: Steve Ovett (middle-distance runner)
  • 1979: Sebastian Coe (middle-distance runner)
  • 1980: Robin Cousins (figure skater)
  • 1981: Ian Botham (cricketer)
  • 1982: Daley Thompson (decathlete)
  • 1983: Steve Cram (middle-distance runner)
  • 1984: Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean (ice dancers)
  • 1985: Barry McGuigan (boxer)
  • 1986: Nigel Mansell (Formula One racing driver)
  • 1987: Fatima Whitbread (javelin thrower)
  • 1988: Steve Davis (snooker player)
  • 1989: Nick Faldo (golfer)
  • 1990: Paul Gascoigne (footballer)
  • 1991: Liz McColgan (long-distance runner)
  • 1992: Nigel Mansell (Formula One racing driver)
  • 1993: Linford Christie (100m sprinter)
  • 1994: Damon Hill (Formula One racing driver)
  • 1995: Jonathan Edwards (triple jumper)
  • 1996: Damon Hill (Formula One racing driver)
  • 1997: Greg Rusedski (tennis player)
  • 1998: Michael Owen (footballer)
  • 1999: Lennox Lewis (boxer)
  • 2000: Steve Redgrave (rower)
  • 2001: David Beckham (footballer)
  • 2002: Paula Radcliffe (long-distance runner)
  • 2003: Jonny Wilkinson (rugby union player)
  • 2004: Kelly Holmes (middle-distance runner)
  • 2005: Andrew Flintoff (cricketer)
  • 2006: Zara Phillips (three-day eventer)
  • 2007: Joe Calzaghe (boxer)
  • 2008: Chris Hoy (cyclist)
  • 2009: Ryan Giggs (footballer)
  • 2010: Tony McCoy (horse racing jockey)

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