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Sports Personality of the Year LIVE: Winners revealed as Mary Earps and Manchester City claim top prizes

Lionesses goalkeeper Mary Earps is the Sports Personality of the Year as Manchester City swept the other top awards at the prestigious ceremony

Harry Latham-Coyle,Jamie Braidwood
Tuesday 19 December 2023 22:50 GMT
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BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominees unveiled

Lionesses goalkeeper Mary Earps has been crowned Sports Personality of the Year, topping the public vote ahead of retired England bowler Stuart Broad and world heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson to win the prestigious award.

Earps played a vital role as the Lionesses reached their first Women’s World Cup final this summer and won the Golden Glove at the tournament following a series of brilliant performances between the posts - including a penalty save in the Sydney final as Spain beat England 1-0.

The goalkeeper succeeds England teammate Beth Mead to become the second women’s footballer to win the Sports Personality of the Year award in as many years.

Manchester City won Team of the Year, manager Pep Guardiola claimed Coach of the Year and Erling Haaland was named World Sports Star after the club’s historic Treble campaign. Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish received the Lifetime Achievement award and former world javelin champion Fatima Whitbread took the Helen Rollason award.

Follow live updates from the Sports Personality of the Year ceremony in our live blog, below:

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And the winner of the 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is...

Mary Earps

How Mary Earps seized a moment and ‘changed the world’ in 2023

When the favourite for tonight’s Sports Personality of the Year award was told her kit would not be available for sale during the Women’s World Cup, the Lionesses goalkeeper sparked a movement that led to something bigger

Harry Latham-Coyle19 December 2023 21:03
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Mary Earps’ speech in full after winning Sports Personality of the Year: ‘I’m so grateful’

Lionesses goalkeeper Mary Earps said she “honoured and humbled” to win the Sports Personality of the Year award as the England star gave an emotional speech at the prestigious ceremony in Manchester on Tuesday night.

Earps succeeded England teammate Beth Mead to become the second women’s footballer to win Sports Personality of the Year in as many years after playing a vital role as the Lionesses reached their first Women’s World Cup final this summer.

The 30-year-old won the Golden Glove at the tournament following a series of brilliant performances between the posts - including a penalty save in the Sydney final.

Mary Earps’ speech in full after winning Sports Personality of the Year

‘It’s not been the easiest journey and I wouldn’t be here without the incredible people in my corner,’ Earps said after winning the prestigious award

Jamie Braidwood19 December 2023 21:56
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SPOTY honour rewards Mary Earps’ decision to ‘give it a couple more years’

Mary Earps being crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year marks the latest high in an incredible turnaround for a player who in early 2021 was considering calling time on her career.

At that point, the goalkeeper had not been involved in the England set-up since claiming her eighth cap in November 2019.

After being recalled as part of Sarina Wiegman’s first Lionesses squad in September 2021, she has gone on to help the team make history as Euro 2022 winners on home soil and then runners-up at this year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

How Mary Earps seized a moment and ‘changed the world’ in 2023

When the favourite for tonight’s Sports Personality of the Year award was told her kit would not be available for sale during the Women’s World Cup, the Lionesses goalkeeper sparked a movement that led to something bigger

Harry Latham-Coyle19 December 2023 21:49
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70th BBC Sports Personality of the Year - the winners

  • Young Sports Personality of the Year - Mia Brookes
  • Lifetime Achievement - Sir Kenny Dalglish
  • Unsung Hero - Des Smith
  • Helen Rollason - Fatima Whitbread
  • World Sport Star - Erling Haaland
  • Team of the Year - Manchester City
  • Coach of the Year - Pep Guardiola
  • Sports Personality of the Year - Mary Earps
Harry Latham-Coyle19 December 2023 21:33
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Mary Earps is the 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Mary Earps reveals surprising nuance about ‘brutal' football at Sports Personality of the Year
Harry Latham-Coyle19 December 2023 21:22
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Mary Earps is the 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Back-to-back SPOTY awards for the Lionesses, with Mary Earps following teammate Beth Mead to the gong. It’s also the third year in a row that a sportswoman has claimed the prize (Emma Raducanu, 2021) for the first time since the early 1960s.

Mary Earps crowned Sports Personality of the Year as Lionesses make further history

Earps was odds-on favourite and topped the public vote ahead of Stuart Broad, Frankie Dettori, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Alfie Hewett and Rory McIlroy

Harry Latham-Coyle19 December 2023 21:10
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Mary Earps is the 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

“I feel a bit sick, actually! First of all, I’d like to say how humbled I am to be on a list with such incredible athletes. Sport is a fantastic thing where it brings the world together, so congratulations to you all. Thanks to everyone that voted for me. I am very honoured and humbled - it’s the ultimate all-round sporting accolade. This is just...wow! It’s not been the easiest journey and I wouldn’t be here without so many people in my corner, so thanks to them. They’ve been with me through the really, really not so great times. The last two years have been unbelievable.”

Harry Latham-Coyle19 December 2023 21:06
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In second place is...

Stuart Broad

Harry Latham-Coyle19 December 2023 21:02
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In the third place is...

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Harry Latham-Coyle19 December 2023 21:02
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Sports Personality of the Year

It’s time for the primary prize of the evening, the 70th awarding of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

1984 winners Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will do the honours...

Harry Latham-Coyle19 December 2023 21:01

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