World number 2 Scottish professional tennis player Andrew Barron “Andy” Murray was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) for the second time after Great Britain’s Davis Cup triumph.
- He received more than 361,446 votes in total with rugby star Kevin Sinfield finishing second with 278,353 and heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill third with 78,898.
Murray is the fourth different tennis player to win the award in its 62-year history after Ann Jones in 1969, Virginia Wade in 1977 and Greg Rusedski in 1997.
2015 Season of Andy Murray
- In November, he led Great Britain’s tennis team to a first Davis Cup victory after a gap of 79 years.
- He reached the final of the Australian Open and the semi-finals of both Wimbledon and the French Open.
- He finished the year second in the world rankings and won all 11 of his Davis Cup rubbers, including three in the final against Belgium.
About BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
Established in 1954 BBC SPOTY takes place each December. The winner is the sportsperson, judged by a public vote, to have achieved the most that year. The recipient must either be British or reside and play a significant amount of their sport in the United Kingdom.
- Sports Personality of the Year was created by Paul Fox.
- In 2014, the award was received by formula one racing driver Lewis Hamilton.