England Honours -
British Broadcasting Company Sports Awards
BBC Sports Personality of
Sports Personality of the Year award,
established in 1954 to honour the sporting figure "capturing the
imagination of the nation," is made on the basis of public vote.
Footballers have won it only four times, and the performances
which won them the award came while they wore England shirts.
1966 - Bobby Moore.
1990 - Paul Gascoigne.
1998 - Michael Owen.
2001 - David Beckham; Michael Owen was
2002 - David Beckham finished 2nd behind
long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe.
BBC Newcomer of the Year
This award was first made
in 1999, and the winner is chosen by a panel of BBC experts. No
England player has won it.
BBC Young Sports Personality
of the Year
This award was first made in
2001 and goes to sports figures under age 17 by vote of a panel of
expert judges. Wayne Rooney, who turned 17 on 24 October 2002, was the
second winner of the award in 2002, before he made his England debut against
Australia on 12 February 2003.