Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

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The award Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year ( German Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year ) awards since 1954, the American magazine Sports Illustrated on "the athlete or team whose performance last year, most embodied the spirit of sportsmanship and performance" .

As with the Associated Press Athlete of the Year award, citizens of all countries can also be elected as Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year , thus claiming the status of “ World Sportsman of the Year ”. However, here too, with a few exceptions, the winners are American.

year Award winners sport Achievement / achievement
1954 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Roger Bannister athletics World record over the mile, first mile run under four minutes
1955 United StatesUnited States Johnny Podres baseball World Series - MVP
1956 United StatesUnited States Bobby Morrow athletics Triple Olympic champion in sprint disciplines
1957 United StatesUnited States Stan Musial baseball National League batting champion
1958 United StatesUnited States Rafer Johnson athletics Decathlon world record
1959 SwedenSweden Ingemar Johansson Boxing Heavyweight world champion
1960 United StatesUnited States Arnold Palmer golf PGA Player of the Year
1961 United StatesUnited States Jerry Lucas basketball Final Four - MVP
1962 United StatesUnited States Terry Baker American football Awarded the Heisman Trophy
1963 United StatesUnited States Pete Rozelle American football Expansion of the NFL
1964 United StatesUnited States Ken Venturi golf US Open Champion
1965 United StatesUnited States Sandy Koufax baseball Awarded the Cy Young Award
1966 United StatesUnited States Jim Ryun athletics World record in the mile run
1967 United StatesUnited States Carl Yastrzemski baseball Triple Crown winner
1968 United StatesUnited States Bill Russell basketball NBA champion as player coach
1969 United StatesUnited States Tom Seaver baseball Awarded the Cy Young Award
1970 CanadaCanada Bobby Orr ice Hockey NHL - MVP
1971 United StatesUnited States Lee Trevino golf PGA Player of the Year
1972 United StatesUnited States Billie Jean King tennis Won three Grand Slam titles in one year
United StatesUnited States John Wooden basketball Coach of the NCAA champion
1973 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jackie Stewart Motorsport Formula 1 world champion
1974 United StatesUnited States Muhammad Ali Boxing Heavyweight world champion
1975 United StatesUnited States Pete Rose baseball World Series - MVP
1976 United StatesUnited States Chris Evert tennis Won two Grand Slam titles in one year
1977 United StatesUnited States Steve Cauthen horse race outstanding jockey
1978 United StatesUnited States Jack Nicklaus golf The Open Championship winner
1979 United StatesUnited States Terry Bradshaw American football Super Bowl - MVP
United StatesUnited States Willie Stargell baseball World Series - MVP
1980 United StatesUnited States Men's national ice hockey team ice Hockey Miracle on Ice , Olympic Champion
1981 United StatesUnited States Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Welterweight world champion
1982 CanadaCanada Wayne Gretzky ice Hockey NHL - MVP , winning the Art Ross Trophy
1983 United StatesUnited States Mary Decker athletics World champion in the 1500 and 3000 meter races
1984 United StatesUnited States Edwin Moses athletics Olympic champion in the 400 meter hurdles
United StatesUnited States Mary Lou Retton do gymnastics Olympic champion in individual all-around
1985 United StatesUnited States Kareem Abdul-Jabbar basketball NBA Finals MVP
1986 United StatesUnited States Joe Paterno American football Coach of the NCAA winning team
1987 "Athletes Who Care":
CanadaCanada Bob Bourne ice Hockey Half disabled schools
United StatesUnited States Judi Brown athletics Helped abused children
KenyaKenya Kipchoge Keino athletics Took care of orphans
United StatesUnited States Dale Murphy baseball Charity spokesman
United StatesUnited States Chip Rives American football Helped needy children
United StatesUnited States Patty Sheehan golf Half abused girls
United StatesUnited States Rory Sparrow basketball Helped school children
United StatesUnited States Reggie Williams American football Half high school students
1988 United StatesUnited States Orel Hershiser baseball Awarded the Cy Young Award , World Series - MVP
1989 United StatesUnited States Greg LeMond Cycling Tour de France winner
1990 United StatesUnited States Joe Montana American football triple Super Bowl MVP
1991 United StatesUnited States Michael Jordan basketball NBA MVP
1992 United StatesUnited States Arthur Ashe tennis supported humanitarian operations
1993 United StatesUnited States Don Shula American football Most successful NFL coach
1994 United StatesUnited States Bonnie Blair Speed ​​skating two-time Olympic champion
NorwayNorway Johann Olav Koss Speed ​​skating three-time Olympic champion
1995 United StatesUnited States Cal Ripken Junior baseball Record for most consecutive MLB games
1996 United StatesUnited States Tiger Woods golf United States Amateur Championship winner , NCAA Champion
1997 United StatesUnited States Dean Smith basketball Most successful college coach
1998 United StatesUnited States Mark McGwire baseball Home run record
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic Sammy Sosa baseball National League - MVP
1999 United StatesUnited States Women's national team Soccer 1999 FIFA World Cup
2000 United StatesUnited States Tiger Woods golf Winner of three major tournaments
2001 United StatesUnited States Curt Schilling baseball Co- World Series MVP
United StatesUnited States Randy Johnson baseball Awarded the Cy Young Award , Co- World Series MVP
2002 United StatesUnited States Lance Armstrong Cycling Winner of the Tour de France before this tour victory for doping was revoked
2003 United StatesUnited States David Robinson basketball Two-time NBA champion
United StatesUnited States Tim Duncan basketball NBA MVP , NBA Finals MVP , NBA Champion
2004 United StatesUnited States Boston Red Sox baseball World Series winners
2005 United StatesUnited States Tom Brady American football Two-time Super Bowl MVP
2006 United StatesUnited States Dwyane Wade basketball NBA Champion , NBA Finals MVP
2007 United StatesUnited States Brett Favre American football Record for most total touchdowns in the NFL (436)
2008 United StatesUnited States Michael Phelps Swimming Eight-time Olympic champion
2009 United StatesUnited States Derek Jeter baseball Five-time World Series winner
2010 United StatesUnited States Drew Brees American football Super Bowl MVP , doing charitable work in rebuilding the city of New Orleans
2011 United StatesUnited States Mike Krzyzewski basketball Most wins in NCAA Division I.
United StatesUnited States Pat Summitt basketball most coach career wins in NCAA history
2012 United StatesUnited States LeBron James basketball NBA MVP , NBA Finals MVP , NBA Champion , Olympic gold with the national team
2013 United StatesUnited States Peyton Manning American football Five-time NFL MVP , Super Bowl MVP , Super Bowl champion , record for most touchdowns in one season, AFC champion
2014 United StatesUnited States Madison Bumgarner baseball Triple World Series Winner , NLCS - MVP , World Series MVP
2015 United StatesUnited States Serena Williams tennis 34-time Grand Slam winner (21 × singles, 14 × doubles), 4-time Olympic champion ( 2012 in singles, 2000 , 2008 and 2012 in doubles), 6-time ITF World Champion
2016 United StatesUnited States LeBron James basketball NBA Finals MVP, NBA Champion , helped the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first championship
2017 VenezuelaVenezuela José Altuve baseball League MVP, World Series Champion, helped the Houston Astros win their first championship
United StatesUnited States JJ Watt American football Donated more than $ 37 million to rebuild after Hurricane "Harvey" in Houston
2018 United StatesUnited States Golden State Warriors basketball 2018 NBA Champion
2019 United StatesUnited States Megan Rapinoe Soccer FIFA World Champion 2019 , Golden Ball and Golden Shoe winner of the tournament