Arsenal and England’s Beth Mead has become the first female footballer to be voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
The 27-year-old topped the public vote, ahead of second-placed England cricket Test captain Ben Stokes and Winter Olympics curling champion Eve Muirhead in third.
“I’m incredibly honoured to win this award,” Mead told BBC Sport. “I wouldn’t have done it without the girls. The team have backed me. Yes, I’ve won this accolade, I’ve scored a few goals but I wouldn’t have done it without them.
“This is for women’s sport and women’s sport heading in the right direction. Let’s keep pushing girls, let’s keep doing the right thing.”