Andy Murray has been voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the second time in three years.
The 2013 winner helped make history by guiding Britain to a first Davis Cup victory for 79 years.
The Scot, 28, who finished the year second in the world tennis rankings, won all 11 of his cup matches and all three rubbers in the final.
Rugby League star Kevin Sinfield was runner-up, with heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill third.
A two-time major winner in his career, this year he reached the final of the Australian Open and the semi-finals of both Wimbledon and the French Open.
He was also named Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2004.
Murray was presented the award by Northern Ireland boxing legend Barry McGuigan, in front of a sell-out 7,500 crowd at the SSE Arena in Belfast.
An emotional Murray, said: “Thank you very much. I didn’t expect this.
“A friend sent me a message the other day with an article saying: ‘Andy Murray is duller than a weekend in Worthing,’ which I thought was a bit harsh – on Worthing. Congratulations to everyone who was involved tonight.
“This has been a five-year journey – we were down in the bottom level of tennis and now we’re number one.
“I would like to thank the whole team and the staff, who were incredible. I would like to thank my wife and my family and everyone who voted for me – I dedicate my life to this sport and I work extremely hard every day to make you proud.”
The other winners were:
Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: Dan Carter: An integral part of the New Zealand team that beat Australia 34-17 to win the World Cup in October.
Young Sports Personality of the Year: Ellie Downie: The 16-year-old gymnast won bronze in the all-around at the European Championships to make her the first female gymnast to win an individual all-around medal for Great Britain.
Coach of the Year award: Michael O’Neill: The Northern Ireland manager helped his country end a 30-year absence from tournament football by sealing a spot at Euro 2016 last month.
Lifetime Achievement Award: AP McCoy: Twenty-time champion jump jockey AP McCoy, 41, who retired in April after a record-breaking career.
Helen Rollason Award: Bailey Matthews: The eight-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, completed his first triathlon unaided.
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Source:: BBC UK