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PAST WINNERS: 1999-2001
 
Lennox Lewis 1999 Winner
LENNOX LEWIS
[Boxing]

In November Lewis became the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world - the first Briton in a century to hold boxing's most prestigious title. Arguably the star of the 1999 ceremony was another heavyweight, Muhammad Ali, named Sports Personality of the Century.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM Manchester United
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Maurice Greene
 NEWCOMER Dean Macey
 COACH Sir Alex Ferguson
 HELEN ROLLASON AWARD Jenny Pitman
 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE CENTURY Muhammad Ali
 
Steve Redgrave 2000 Winner
STEVE REDGRAVE
[Rowing]

Rower Steve Redgrave made history when he won his fifth Olympic gold medal. He announced his retirement after completing the remarkable achievement at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. He was knighted at the turn of the year soon after picking up the BBC award.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM British Olympic and Paralympic athletes
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Tiger Woods
 NEWCOMER Jenson Button
 COACH Jurgen Grobler
 HELEN ROLLASON AWARD Tanni Grey-Thompson
 
David Beckham 2001 Winner
DAVID BECKHAM
[Football]

David Beckham was voted the nation's favourite after his late free-kick equaliser against Greece ensured England reached the 2002 World Cup finals. It marked a reversal of fortunes for the Manchester United star, who was pilloried for his dismissal at the 1998 tournament.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM Liverpool
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Goran Ivanisevic
 COACH Sven Goran-Eriksson
 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Sir Alex Ferguson
 HELEN ROLLASON AWARD Ellen MacArthur
 YOUNG PERSONALITY Amy Spencer


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