What are the key factors in the make-up of previous winners of Sports Personality of the Year? From birthplace to facial attributes, we've been analysing the ideal candidate...
The award was first handed out in 1954 and there have been 60 different winners, with Andy Murray the only person to win it on three occasions.
Which are the most successful sports?
Where were winners born?
Dark hair dominates for men
But female winners are more likely to be blonde
What is the best age to win SPOTY?
From tallest to shortest
When do SPOTY winners achieve their key successes?
The ideal ingredients
This article is from 2018.