The 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, occurred at the city’s Echo Arena on Sunday night. It was the 64th introduction of the Award exhibited every year by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),
Also, at the sparkling function the previous evening glittering ceremony last night, World 10,000m champion Mo Farah, 34, was the greatest winner of the night as he was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.
The athlete who won his third progressive world 10,000m gold award in London in August, which was the feature of the year, scooped the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award with 83, 524 votes in front of Jonathan Rea, Jonnie Peacock and Anthony Joshua.
This year’s gala night, featuring performances from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Rag’n’Bone man, is set to take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The glitzy evening has previously been held in arenas up and down the country including Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.
Anthony Joshua was a massive favourite to take top honours but four-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton iswasnot expected to be far behind – but a public vote decided the overall winner of the biggest prize and produced a surprise winner.
But there are a number of awards to give out and Express Sport will guide you through the evening as the BBC recognise everything good about sport in Britain.
Helen Rollason Award: Sunderland fan and club mascot Bradley Lowery, whose bravery touched the hearts of many people, died aged six from a rare form of cancer in July.
Young Sports Personality of the Year: Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden helped England win the Under-17 World Cup and took the Golden Ball award for the tournament’s best player.
Unsung Hero: Volunteer Denise Larrad for her fundraising work. The 55-year-old has had one sole aim – to get the people of Hinckley in Leicestershire active.
Lifetime Achievement: Former heptathlon champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill won Olympic gold at London 2012 and a silver at the Rio Games four years later.
Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: Tennis player Roger Federer won the award for a record fourth time after claiming his eighth Wimbledon title and 19th Grand Slam in 2017.
Coach of the Year: Sprint coaches Benke Blomkvist, Stephen Maguire and Christian Malcolm helped GB’s men’s 4x100m team to World Championship gold.
Team of the Year: England women’s cricket team produced a stunning fightback to beat India and win the World Cup in July.