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

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?

Sports that SPOTY winners competed inline

Where were winners born?

Birthplaces of SPOTY winnersline

Dark hair dominates for men

Male SPOTY winners' facial attributesline

But female winners are more likely to be blonde

Female SPOTY winners' facial attributesline

What is the best age to win SPOTY?

Age of SPOTY winnersline

From tallest to shortest

Heights and weights of SPOTY winnersline

When do SPOTY winners achieve their key successes?

Months of the year that SPOTY winners achievedline

The ideal ingredients

Our top factors to win Sports Personality of the Year

This article is from 2018.