Catch up with Football Gossip Live on the BBC Sport. The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is an awards ceremony that takes place annually in December. Devised by Paul Fox in , it originally consisted of First awarded : . The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award is an award given annually as part of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License ; additional terms may apply. Archived from the original on 21 October For "his contributions as both player and manager in a career spanning more than half a century" . Sports Report Sat 5 Aug, Retrieved 12 January Fourth Test, Aug, More from BBC Sport. From the section Disability Sport. Argentina's Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona, was handed a month prison sentence after being found guilty of the same charge last year. Formula 1 gossip column. Transfers - August Track all the latest signings as they happen in England, Scotland and across the world. TEST LATEST England vs South Africa LIVE: Prince Harry puts a tender arm around Meghan Markle and gives the thumbs-up as they head off on African safari to celebrate her 36th birthday. Other awards have been presented in the past. In addition to the main award as "Sports Personality of the Year", several other awards were also announced: Clubs don't care about us, say fans. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the BBC website. Back to top News Feeds.