Sports Personality of the Year Odds - SPOTY Betting

Sports Personality of the Year or SPOTY as it’s affectionately known was first awarded in 1954. Athlete Sir Chris Chataway won the inaugural trophy, beating fellow athlete Sir Roger Bannister into second place. In this blog, we will look at this year's betting odds and the leading contenders.

Sports Personality of the Year Odds - SPOTY Betting
Sports Personality of the Year Odds - SPOTY Betting - Beth Mead is the Sports Personality favourite

Sports Personality Of The Year Headlines

  • Sports Personality Of The Year 2022 betting is already available with the biggest betting sites

  • Beth Mead heads the SPOTY betting, after winning the Golden Boot and Player of The Tournament at EURO2022

  • Lionesses captain Leah Williamson who spoke so passionately after the Euro2022 final is next in the betting, followed by Snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan. 

Sports Personality Of The Year Betting

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022 07 Dec @ 03:52 - Win Contest
Beth Mead 1.17
Harry Kane 10.00
Marcus Rashford 21.00
Jude Bellingham 23.00
Ronnie OSullivan 26.00
Ben Stokes 26.00
Bukayo Saka 26.00
Tyson Fury 34.00
Sam Curran 34.00
Leah Williamson 41.00

Sports Personality Of The Year Multiple Winners

Multiple Sports Personality Wins Sportsman Sport
3 Wins Andy Murray Tennis
2 Wins Damon Hill Motor Racing
2 Wins Henry Cooper Boxing
2 Wins Lewis Hamilton Motor Racing
2 Wins Nigel Mansell Motor Racing

Sports Personality Of The Year Leading Contenders

Ronnie O'Sullivan 

Before his 2022 World Championship Snooker triumph Rocket Ronnie was on offer at around 66/1, he now heads the betting. 

The 46-year-old world number one is now truly one of the greatest snooker players of all time. 

If his supporters vote in enough numbers and he continues to resonate with a wider audience he could easily emulate fellow Snooker player Steve Davis who won SPOTY in 1998.

Ronnie O'Sullivan

Matthew Fitzpatrick

A life-changing win by Matthew Fitzpatrick in the US Open has seen the SPOTY bookies react. 

The 27-year-old from Yorkshire was the first English player to win the US Open since Justin Rose in 2013. 

Matt Fitzpatrick

Image: Cyrille Bertin/Wikimedia Commons

Tyson Fury

  • His win against Dillian White at Wembley cemented the Gypsy King's position at the top of the heavyweight boxing world.
  • Talk of retirement will only enhance his BBC SPOTY credentials. 
  • Whether he wants to be considered for the award may be a stumbling block for those who want to back him in the betting.

Tyson Fury

Beth Mead 

  • The Arsenal and England striker was the star of EURO 2022 with her scoring and performances.
  • The 27-year-old from Whitby in North Yorkshire could become the 13th female Sports Personality winner.  

Beth Mead - Arsenal & England

Image: shutterstock/Jason Ilagan

Sir Lewis Hamilton

  • Sir Lewis Hamilton will take to the F1 circuits in 2022 with a richly deserved knighthood. 
  • The GOAT racing driver will hope he can clinch his 8th Championship after just missing out last year.  

Lewis Hamilton

Last Years Winner: Emma Raducanu

  • What a year the 19-year-old British tennis player had in 2021, the highlight was her stellar performance in the US Open. 
  • Her rise has been meteoric, and SPOTY bookmakers consider 2022 may go just as well.

Emma Radecanu

 Photo: Profimedia 

Is The World Cup Coming Home: Harry Kane

  • The World Cup in Qatar takes place at the end of 2022 and were England to win the competition surely Kane as captain would be in a prime position to win Sports Personality Of The Year.

Harry Kane
Photo: Photo: Cosmin Iftode/Shutterstock


Sports Personality Of The Year Betting and Bookmakers

If you have decided on which personality you think will win the contest it is easy to place a bet on your selection. 

The best betting sites will have SPOTY odds from the beginning of the year. 

To place a bet just go to your favourite betting app and head to the specials/TV section in the app menu. 

  • Here you will see the option to look at the list of contenders.
  • All you need then do is click on your selection.
  • This will open up the bet slip, at which point you will see confirmation of the betting odds being offered.
  • Now you choose your stake - most betting sites will show you how much you can expect to have returned if your prediction is correct.
  • If you are happy, simple hit, PLACE BET, to confirm your selection, stake, and bet.
  • You will be given a receipt for your bet and it will appear in your open bets in your account details.
  • Then it's just a matter of waiting to see who is finally chosen for the job. 

If you do not have an active online betting account, then head over to our betting sites section where you will see a list of bookmakers available in the UK.

Or head over to the free bets page where you can see the list of welcome offers currently available from all UK betting sites.

SPOTY Previous Winners

Year Winner Sport
2021 Emma Raducanu Tennis
2020 Lewis Hamilton Motor Racing
2019 Ben Stokes Cricket
2018 Geraint Thomas Cycling
2017 Mo Farah Athletics
2016 Andy Murray Tennis
2015 Andy Murray Tennis
2014 Lewis Hamilton Motor Racing
2013 Andy Murray Tennis
2012 Bradley Wiggins Cycling
2011 Mark Cavendish Cycling
2010 Tony McCoy Horse Racing

Sports Personality Winners From Athletics

Year Winner
1954 Sir Chris Chataway
1955 Gordon Pirie
1963 Dorothy Hyman
1964 Mary Rand
1968 David Hemery
1972 Mary Peters
1974 Brendan Foster
1978 Steve Ovett
1979 Sebastian Coe
1982 Daley Thompson
1983 Steve Cram
1987 Fatima Whitbread
1991 Liz McColgan
1993 Linford Christie
2002 Paula Radcliffe
2004 Kelly Holmes
2017 Mo Farah

Sports Personality Winners From Motor Racing

Year Winner
1959 John Surtees
1961 Stirling Moss
1973 Jackie Stewart
1986 Nigel Mansell
1992 Nigel Mansell
1994 Damon Hill
1996 Damon Hill
2014 Lewis Hamilton
2020 Lewis Hamilton

Sports Personality Winners From Tennis

Year Winner
1969 Ann Jones
1977 Virginia Wade
1997 Greg Rudeski
2013 Andy Murray
2015 Andy Murray
2016 Andy Murray
2021 Emma Raducanu

Sports Personality Winners From Boxing

Year Winners
1967 Henry Cooper
1970 Henry Cooper
1985 Barry Mcguigan
1999 Lennox Lewis
2007 Joe Calzaghe

Sports Personality Winners From Cricket

Year Winner
1956 Jim Laker
1975 David Steele
1981 Ian Botham
2005 Andrew Flintoff
2019 Ben Stokes

Sports Personality Winners From Cycling

Year Winner
1965 Tommy Simpson
2008 Chris Hoy
2011 Mark Cavendish
2012 Bradley Wiggins
2018 Geraint Thomas

Sports Personality Winners From Football

Year Winner
1966 Bobby Moore
1990 Paul Gascoigne
1998 Michael Owen
2001 David Beckham
2009 Ryan Giggs

Sports Personality Winners From Show Jumping/Equestrian

Year Winner
1960  David Broome
1971 HRH Princess Anne
2006 Zara Phillips

Sports Personality Winners From Golf

Year Winner
1957 Dai Rees
1989 Nick Faldo 

Sports Personality Winners From Ice Skating/Dancing

Year Winner
1976 John Curry
1980 Robin Cousins
1984 Jane Torvill & Christopher Dean

Sports Personality Winners From Swimming

Year Winner
1958 Iain Black
1962 Anita Lonsbrough

Sports Personality Winners From Rugby Union

Year Winner
1995 Jonathan Edwards
2003 Jonny Wilkinson

Sports Personality Winners From Other Sports

Year Winner
1998 Steve Davis (Snooker)
2000 Steve Redgrave (Rowing)
2010 A P McCoy (Horse Racing )

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