BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

Links With The Past: LCFC's BBC Sports Personality Team Of The Year Award

In December 2016, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, Premier League champions Leicester City won this BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award, which is presented annually.

The only other football teams to have won this award are West Ham United (1965), England (1966), Celtic (1967), Manchester United (1968 and 1999), Sunderland (1973), Liverpool (1977, 1986, 2001) and Arsenal (1998).

First presented in 1960, the award is given 'for the team in an individual sport or sporting discipline that has achieved the most notable performance in the calendar year to date. The team should have significant UK interest or involvement'.

Shortlisted along with Leicester City were Team GB, the Great British women’s hockey team, the Wales football team (which included Foxes midfielder Andy King) and the England rugby union team. 

On the same evening, LCFC manager Claudio Ranieri won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award which, since 1999, has been presented to the coach considered to have made the year’s most substantive contribution to British sport.

The only other football managers to have won this award are Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsène Wenger and José Mourinho.  

Finally, Jamie Vardy's exploits during the title-winning season resulted in his being nominated for the main Sports Personality of the Year Award, which went to Sir Andy Murray. 

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