Having arrived at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow with his dog, Roscoe, he was presented with the trophy by former Scotland player and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish after his name was announced by former England rugby player Jonny Wilkinson in front of a 12,000-strong audience.
The venue, which hosted netball, boxing and gymnastics during the Commonwealth Games last summer, was chosen in the year that Scotland hosted the Commonwealth Games and golf’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Lewis Hamilton – F1 – 209,920
Lizzy Yarnold – skeleton – 23,188
Rory McIlroy – golf – 123,745
Max Whitlock – gymnastics – 17,219
Jo Pavey – athletics – 99,913
Gareth Bale – football – 13,747
Charlotte Dujardin – dressage – 75,814
Carl Froch – boxing – 11,616
Kelly Gallagher & Charlotte Evans – skiing – 35,871
Adam Peaty – swimming – 9,899
Total votes cast – 620,932
Hamilton becomes the fifth racing driver to win the award in its 61-year history, with Damon Hill (’94 & ’96) and Nigel Mansell (’86 & ’92) triumphing on two occasions and Stirling Moss (’61) and Sir Jackie Stewart (’73) claiming the prize once.
The Irishman, who is 48 on Tuesday, oversaw a 16½-11½ win over the United States at Gleneagles in September.
However, his European side were beaten to the Team of the Year prizeby England’s women rugby players, who beat Canada 21-9 in Paris to claim the World Cup for the first time since 1994.
The other winners were:
Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: Cristiano Ronaldo. The 29-year-old Portuguese forward was named world player of the year 11 months ago and scored as Real Madrid won the Champions League in May.
Young Sports Personality of the Year: Claudia Fragapane. The 17-year-old gymnast became the first British woman in 84 years to win four gold medals at one Commonwealth Games.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Six-time Olympic gold medal-winner Sir Chris Hoy was honoured in his home country.
Runner-up McIlroy, who was also shortlisted in 2011 and 2012, was aiming to become just the the third golfer to win the award in its 61-year history, following Welshman Dai Rees in 1957, and Sir Nick Faldo 25 years ago.
The man from Holywood in County Down clinched his first Open Championship with a two-shot victory at Hoylake in July.
Then, three weeks later, he edged a gripping US PGA Championship in near darkness at Valhalla to become the first UK player to win consecutive majors and the third youngest player of the modern era – after Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus – to win four majors.
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