The United Press International Male Athlete of the Year Award was awarded each year from 1974 to 1995. The winners were decided by a panel of sportswriters and editors from around the world associated with United Press International. See also the winners of the Female Award.
|1995||Jonathan Edwards||UK||Athletics (triple jump)|
|1994||Johann Olav Koss||Norway||Speed skating|
|1993||Miguel Indurain||Spain||Road cycling|
|1989||Boris Becker||West Germany||Tennis|
|1987||Ben Johnson||Canada||Athletics (sprints)|
|1980||Eric Heiden||USA||Speed skating|
|1975||João Carlos de Oliveira||Brazil||Athletics|
- See also the winners of the Female athlete of the yeat award.
- More annual sporting awards
- List of some of the greatest athletes.
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