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BBC Sports Award Winners

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award was launched in 1954 and remains one of the channel's major broadcasts of the Christmas period.

As well as the main Sports Personality there are also a number of other awards as well as a local BBC Northern Ireland regional awards ceremony.

Sports Personality of the Year
(no overall winners)
1969 George Best (third place)
1971 George Best (second place)

Lifetime Achievement Award
2002 George Best

Coach of the Year
BBC NI Sports
2015 Michael O'Neill (BBC Video)

Unsung Hero Award
2015 Damien Lindsay (St James Swifts FC founder)

Sports Personality of the Century (one off award)
1999 George Best (finalist)

Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year
2005 David Healy
2007 David Healy

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