Sportsperson of the world



This file contain list of sportsperson of the world from 1954 to till date




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Year,Winner,Nationality,Sport,Achievement1954,Roger Bannister,Great Britain,Track and field,First sub-four-minute mile1955,Johnny Podres,United States,Baseball,World Series MVP1956,Bobby Morrow,United States,Track and field,Triple Olympic gold medalist1957,Stan Musial,United States,Baseball,National League batting champion1958,Rafer Johnson,United States,Track and field,Decathlon world record1959,Ingemar Johansson,Sweden,Boxing,World heavyweight champion1960,Arnold Palmer,United States,Golf,PGA Player of the Year1961,Jerry Lucas,United States,College basketball,Final Four MVP1962,Terry Baker,United States,College football,Heisman Trophy winner1963,Pete Rozelle,United States,Professional football,"NFL expansion, suspension of Paul Hornung and Alex Karras for gambling"1964,Ken Venturi,United States,Golf,U.S. Open champion1965,Sandy Koufax,United States,Baseball,"Cy Young Award, strikeout record"1966,Jim Ryun,United States,Track and field,Mile world record1967,Carl Yastrzemski,United States,Baseball,"Triple Crown winner, AL MVP"1968,Bill Russell,United States,Professional basketball,NBA champion player-coach1969,Tom Seaver,United States,Baseball,"Cy Young Award, World Series champion"1970,Bobby Orr,Canada,Hockey,"NHL MVP, Art Ross, Conn Smythe, Norris"1971,Lee Trevino,United States,Golf,PGA Player of the Year1972,Billie Jean King,United States,Tennis,Three major titles,John Wooden,United States,College basketball,NCAA champion coach1973,Jackie Stewart,Great Britain,Auto racing,Formula One World Champion1974,Muhammad Ali,United States,Boxing,World heavyweight champion1975,Pete Rose,United States,Baseball,World Series MVP1976,Chris Evert,United States,Tennis,Two major titles1977,Steve Cauthen,United States,Horse racing,Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey1978,Jack Nicklaus,United States,Golf,British Open champion1979,Terry Bradshaw,United States,Professional football,Super Bowl MVP,Willie Stargell,United States,Baseball,"NL MVP, NLCS MVP, World Series MVP"1980,U.S. Olympic hockey team,United States,Hockey,Olympic gold medalists1981,Sugar Ray Leonard,United States,Boxing,World welterweight champion1982,Wayne Gretzky,Canada,Hockey,"NHL MVP, Art Ross"1983,Mary Decker,United States,Track and field,Double world champion1984,Edwin Moses,United States,Track and field,Olympic gold medalist,Mary Lou Retton,United States,Gymnastics,Olympic gold medalist1985,Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,United States,Professional basketball,Playoff MVP1986,Joe Paterno,United States,College football,NCAA champion coach1987,Bob Bourne,Canada,Hockey,Helped handicapped children's school,Judi Brown King,United States,Track and field,Helped abused children,Kipchoge Keino,Kenya,Track and field,Cared for orphaned children,Dale Murphy,United States,Baseball,Charity spokesman,Chip Rives,United States,College football,Helped needy children,Patty Sheehan,United States,Golf,Helped abused girls,Rory Sparrow,United States,Professional basketball,Helped school children,Reggie Williams,United States,Professional football,Helped high school students1988,Orel Hershiser,United States,Baseball,"Cy Young Award, NLCS MVP, World Series MVP"1989,Greg LeMond,United States,Cycling,Tour de France and World champion1990,Joe Montana,United States,Professional football,Three-time Super Bowl MVP1991,Michael Jordan,United States,Professional basketball,"NBA MVP, NBA Finals MVP, NBA Champion, Olympic gold medalist"1992,Arthur Ashe,United States,Tennis,Supported humanitarian causes1993,Don Shula,United States,Professional football,Winningest NFL coach1994,Bonnie Blair,United States,Speed skating,Double Olympic gold medalist,Johann Olav Koss,Norway,Speed skating,Triple Olympic gold medalist1995,"Cal Ripken, Jr.",United States,Baseball,Consecutive games record1996,Tiger Woods,United States,Golf,"U.S. Amateur, NCAA champion"1997,Dean Smith,United States,College basketball,Winningest college coach at the time of publication1998,Mark McGwire,United States,Baseball,Single-season home run record holder at the time of publication,Sammy Sosa,Dominican Republic,Baseball,National League MVP1999,U.S. women's soccer team,United States,Soccer,World Cup champions2000,Tiger Woods,United States,Golf,Three major championships2001,Curt Schilling,United States,Baseball,World Series Co-MVP,Randy Johnson,United States,Baseball,"World Series Co-MVP, Cy Young Award"2002,Lance Armstrong,United States,Cycling,Four-time Tour de France winner (wins later disqualified in 2012)2003,David Robinson,United States,Professional basketball,Two-time NBA champion,Tim Duncan,United States,Professional basketball,"NBA MVP, NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP"2004,Boston Red Sox,United States,Baseball,2004 World Series champions2005,Tom Brady,United States,Professional football,"Two-time Super Bowl MVP, Three-time Super Bowl champion"2006,Dwyane Wade,United States,Professional basketball,"NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP"2007,Brett Favre,United States,Professional football,"""For his perseverance and his passion"""2008,Michael Phelps,United States,Swimming,Eight gold medals in 2008 Summer Olympics2009,Derek Jeter,United States,Baseball,Five-time World Series Champion2010,Drew Brees,United States,Professional football,Super Bowl MVP and charitable work toward the reconstruction of New Orleans2011,Mike Krzyzewski,United States,College basketball coach,Most wins in NCAA men's Division I history,Pat Summitt,United States,College basketball coach,All-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball2012,LeBron James,United States,Professional basketball,"NBA MVP, NBA Finals MVP, NBA Champion, Olympic gold medalist"2013,Peyton Manning,United States,Professional football,"Five-Time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, single-season touchdown record, AFC Champion"2014,Madison Bumgarner,United States,Baseball,"Three-time World Series Champion, NLCS MVP, World Series MVP"2015,Serena Williams,United States,Tennis,"Three major titles, oldest player to be ranked number one in women's tennis during the Open Era"2016,LeBron James,United States,Professional basketball,"NBA Finals MVP, NBA Champion, led Cleveland Cavaliers to first title in franchise history"2017,Jos Altuve,Venezuela,Baseball,"American League MVP, World Series Champion, Helped lead the Houston Astros to their first-ever title while the City of Houston was recovering from the impact of Hurricane Harvey.",J. J. Watt,United States,Professional football,"Raised more than $37 million in relief aid for the city of Houston, Texas less than a month after the impact of Hurricane Harvey."