Meet All Laureus Sportsmen of the Year

  • Roger Federer (2007)
    1/17 The Swiss tennis player beat Fernando Alonso (Spain-Formula One), Fabio Cannavaro (Italy-Soccer), Asafa Powell (Jamaica-Athletics), Michael Schumacher (Germany-Formula One) and Tiger Woods (USA-Golf).
  • Laureus Sportsmen of the Year
    2/17 These talents have been recognized as the best male athletes by Laureus World Sports Academy on one or more occasions.
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  • Usain Bolt (2010)
    5/17 The Jamaican athlete beat Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia-Athletics), Alberto Contador (Spain-Cycling), Roger Federer (Switzerland-Tennis), Lionel Messi (Argentina-Soccer) and Valentino Rossi (Italy-Motorcycling).
  • Roger Federer (2005)
    6/17 The Swiss tennis player beat Hicham El Guerrouj (Morroco-Athletics), Michael Phelps (USA-Swimming), Valentino Rossi (Italy-Motorcycling) and Michael Schumacher (Germany-Formula One).
  • Michael Schumacher (2002)
    7/17 The German Formula One driver beat Maurice Greene (USA-Athletics), Ian Thorpe (Australia-Swimming) and Tiger Woods (USA-Golf).
  • Tiger Woods (2001)
    8/17 The American golfer beat Steve Redgrave (United Kingdom-Rowing), Michael Schumacher (Germany-Formula One), Ian Thorpe (Australia-Swimming) and Pieter van den Hoogenband (Netherlands-Swimming).
  • Novak Djokovic (2012)
    9/17 The Serbian tennis player beat Usain Bolt (Jamaica-Athletics), Cadel Evans (Australia-Cycling), Lionel Messi (Argentina-Soccer), Dirk Nowitzki (Germany-Basketball) and Sebastian Vettel (Germany-Formula One).
  • Sebastian Vettel (2014)
    10/17 The German driver beat Usain Bolt (Jamaica-Athletics), Mo Farah (Great Britain-Athletics), LeBron James (USA-Basketball), Rafael Nadal (Tennis-Spain) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal-Soccer).
  • Michael Schumacher (2004)
    11/17 The German Formula One driver beat Roger Federer (Switzerland-Tennis), Michael Phelps (USA-Swimming), Valentino Rossi (Italy-Motorcycling) and Jonny Wilkinson (England-Rugby).
  • Usain Bolt (2009)
    12/17 The Jamaican athlete beat Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain-Formula One), Rafael Nadal (Spain-Tennis), Michael Phelps (USA-Swimming), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal-Soccer) and Valentino Rossi (Italy-Motorcycling).
  • Rafael Nadal (2011)
    13/17 The Spanish tennis player beat Kobe Bryant (USA-Basketball), Andres Iniesta (Spain-Soccer), Lionel Messi (Argentina-Soccer), Manny Pacquiao (Philippines-Boxing) and Sebastian Vettel (Germany-Formula One).
  • Usain Bolt (2013)
    14/17 The Jamaican athlete beat Mo Farah (Great Britain-Athletics), Lionel Messi (Argentina-Soccer), Michael Phelps (USA-Swimming), Sebastian Vettel (Germany-Formula One) and Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain-Cycling).
  • Roger Federer (2006)
    15/17 The Swiss tennis player beat Fernando Alonso (Spain-Formula One), Ronaldinho (Brazil-Soccer), Valentino Rossi (Italy-Motorcycling) and Tiger Woods (USA-Golf).
  • Tiger Woods (2000)
    16/17 The American golfer beat Andre Agassi (USA-Tennis) and Maurice Greene (USA-Athletics).
  • Roger Federer (2008)
    17/17 The Swiss tennis player beat Tyson Gay (USA-Athletics), Kaka (Brazil-Soccer), Michael Phelps (USA-Swimming), Kimi Räikkönen (Finland-Formula One) and Tiger Woods (USA-Golf).