Factbox: Sports Illustrated’s ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ winners

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Manila Mavericks player Serena Williams of the United States prepares to serve against the Legendari Japan Warriors player Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Germany during their women's singles match in the International Premier Tennis League in Pasay City, Philippines, December 7, 2015. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Following is a list of winners of the Sportsperson of the Year award by Sports Illustrated magazine. Women’s tennis star Serena Williams was named the 2015 winner on Monday.

1956 – Bobby Morrow, Track

1957 – Stan Musial, Baseball

1958 – Rafer Johnson, Track

1959 – Ingemar Johansson, Boxing

1960 – Arnold Palmer, Golf

1961 – Jerry Lucas, College Basketball

1962 – Terry Baker, College Football

1963 – Pete Rozelle, Pro Football

1964 – Ken Venturi, Golf

1965 – Sandy Koufax, Baseball

1966 – Jim Ryun, Track

1967 – Carl Yastrzemski, Baseball

1968 – Bill Russell, Pro Basketball

1969 – Tom Seaver, Baseball

1970 – Bobby Orr, Pro Hockey

1971 – Lee Trevino, Golf

1972 – Billie Jean King, Tennis

John Wooden, College Basketball

1973 – Jackie Stewart, Auto Racing

1974 – Muhammad Ali, Boxing

1975 – Pete Rose, Baseball

1976 – Chris Evert, Tennis

1977 – Steve Cauthen, Horse Racing

1978 – Jack Nicklaus, Golf

1979 – Terry Bradshaw, Pro Football

Willie Stargell, Baseball

1980 – U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

1981 – Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxing

1982 – Wayne Gretzky, Pro Hockey

1983 – Mary Decker, Track

1984 – Edwin Moses, Track

Mary Lou Retton, Gymnastics

1985 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pro Basketball

1986 – Joe Paterno, College Football

1987 – Athletes Who Care

1988 – Orel Hershiser, Baseball

1989 – Greg LeMond, Cycling

1990 – Joe Montana, Pro Football

1991 – Michael Jordan, Pro Basketball

1992 – Arthur Ashe,Tennis

1993 – Don Shula, Pro Football

1994 – Bonnie Blair, Speed Skating

Johann Olav Koss, Speed Skating

1995 – Cal Ripken Jr., Baseball

1996 – Tiger Woods, Golf

1997 – Dean Smith, College Basketball

1998 – Mark McGwire, Baseball

Sammy Sosa, Baseball

1999 – U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

2000 – Tiger Woods, Golf

2001 – Randy Johnson, Baseball

Curt Schilling, Baseball

2002 – Lance Armstrong, Cycling

2003 – Tim Duncan, Pro Basketball

David Robinson, Pro Basketball

2004 – Boston Red Sox

2005 – Tom Brady, Pro Football

2006 – Dwyane Wade, Pro Basketball

2007 – Brett Favre, Pro Football

2008 – Michael Phelps, Swimming

2009 – Derek Jeter, Baseball

2010 – Drew Brees, Pro Football

2011 – Pat Summitt, College Basketball

Mike Krzyzewski, College Basketball

2012 – LeBron James, Pro Basketball

2013 – Peyton Manning, Pro Football

2014 – Madison Bumgarner, Baseball

2015 – Serena Williams, Tennis

(Compiled by Larry Fine)

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