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Andy Murray wins BBC Sports Personality award

Michael O’Neill won the Coach of the Year award, while AP McCoy received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Winner of 2015 Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray with Sports Personality of the Year Runner Up Kevin Sinfield and 3rd placed Sports Personality of the Year Jessica Ennis-Hill.
Winner of 2015 Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray with Sports Personality of the Year Runner Up Kevin Sinfield and 3rd placed Sports Personality of the Year Jessica Ennis-Hill.
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DAVIS CUP HERO Andy Murray won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2015 at a star-studded reception in Belfast on Sunday.

Murray led Great Britain to their first Davis Cup title since 1936 last month.

In second place came Kevin Sinfield, who retired from rugby league after an extraordinary career, including winning the Challenge Cup, League Leaders’ Shield and the Super League title in his final season, before switching codes to union

Jessica Ennis-Hill, who was crowned world heptathlon champion in August, 13 months after giving birth, came in third.

Jump jockey legend AP McCoy received the Lifetime Achievement Award after bringing his illustrious career to a close in April.

Sports Personality of the Year 2015 - Red Carpet Tony McCoy during the red carpet arrivals for Sports Personality of the Year 2015. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

McCoy — who won the main Sports Personality prize in 2010 — retired after riding 4,357 winners and being crowned Champion Jockey 20 consecutive times.

Former All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter picked up the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award.

The 33-year-old Carter ended his international career by leading New Zealand to a World Cup triumph in England in the summer.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill won the Coach of the Year award after leading his nation to the Euro 2016 finals.

And the British Davis Cup team were rewarded for their historic triumph in Belgium by winning the Team of the Year trophy.

- © AFP, 2015

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