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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 November 2003, 16:27 GMT
Past winners: 1988-1992
 
Steve Davis 1988 Winner
STEVE DAVIS
[Snooker]

Davis dominated the snooker tables during the 1980s and was made an MBE in 1988. Over the course of his career the man immortalised by satirical TV show Spitting Image as Steve 'Interesting' Davis won six World Championships.
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 TEAM British Hockey Team
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Steffi Graf
 
Nick Faldo 1989 Winner
NICK FALDO
[Golf]

After Europe's Ryder Cup team had triumphed in America two years previously, Faldo won the first of his US Masters titles in 1989. He became one of only two golfers to win the Sports Personality of the Year and has so far won six Majors.
  Receiving award
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 TEAM Men's Athletics Squad
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Mike Tyson
 
Paul Gascoigne 1990 Winner
PAUL GASCOIGNE
[Football]

Gascoigne, the most gifted and unpredictable English footballer of his generation, was the inspiration behind England reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup in 1990. His tears in Turin sparked "Gazza-mania" and ensured his place in football folklore.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM Scotland Rugby Union Team
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Mal Meninga
 
Liz McGolgan 1991 Winner
LIZ McCOLGAN
[Athletics]

McColgan was Britain's most successful women's middle distance runner of the era. Within just a few months of giving birth to her first child in 1990, the Scot was crowned the world 10,000m champion in Tokyo.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM England Rugby Union Team, Men's 4x400m Relay Team
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Mike Powell
 
Nigel Mansell 1992 Winner
NIGEL MANSELL
[Motor Racing]

Mansell won the season's first five Grand Prix races, and nine in total to take the Formula One World title in emphatic fashion in his Williams. Mansell is one of only three two-time winners of the Sports Personality of the Year title.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM British Rowing Pair
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Andre Agassi



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