BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017: How do you win the main award?

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017
Date: Sunday, 17 December Time: 18:45 GMT Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool Coverage: BBC One, Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 will be crowned on Sunday but what are they key factors in the make-up of previous winners? From birthplace to facial attributes, we've been analysing the ideal candidate...

The award was first handed out in 1954 and there have been 59 different winners, with Andy Murray the only person to win it on three occasions.

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Which are the most successful sports?

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Where were winners born?

Birthplaces of SPOTY winners
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Dark hair dominates for men

Male SPOTY winners facial attributes
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But females winners are more likely to be blonde

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What is the best age to win SPOTY?

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Ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were joint winners of the award in 1984
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From tallest to shortest

Heights and weights of SPOTY winners
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When do SPOTY winners achieve their key successes?

Months of the year that SPOTY winners achieved in
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The ideal ingredients

Top factors to win SPOTY

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