Sports Personality of the Year Odds - SPOTY Betting

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18-Year-Old Emma Raducanu was at odds of 500/1 at the beginning of September, she is now the odds on 1/12  SPOTY favourite after winning the US Open Championship. 

Leading bookmakers now see Sports Personality Of The Year as a one-horse race, after she defied the odds with her win at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. 

Original favourite Gold Medal-winning diver Tom Daley can now be backed at odds between 5/1 and 10/1 or 1/1 in the without Emma Raducanu betting market. 

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021 18 Oct @ 11:57 - Win Contest
Emma Raducanu 1.04
Tom Daley 13.00
Cameron Norrie 26.00
Adam Peaty 34.00
Lewis Hamilton 41.00
Tyson Fury 41.00
Mark Cavendish 51.00
Sarah Storey 51.00
Jason Kenny 67.00
Laura Kenny 67.00
Joe Root 101.00
Raheem Sterling 101.00
Max Whitlock 101.00
James Anderson 101.00
Jonathan Rea 101.00
Marcus Rashford 101.00
Duncan Scott 101.00
Laura Muir 101.00
Charlotte Dujardin 101.00
Rory McIlroy 101.00
Tom Pidcock 101.00
Marcus Smith 101.00

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Because Emma Raducanu is such a short price to win SPOTY the best betting sites have created a Without Emma Raducanu Market, you can check the odds below. 

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021 Betting Without Emma Raducanu 18 Oct @ 11:57 - Win Contest
Tom Daley 2.10
Adam Peaty 5.00
Tyson Fury 6.00
Lewis Hamilton 8.50
Cameron Norrie 11.00
Mark Cavendish 13.00
Laura Kenny 23.00
Jason Kenny 23.00
Sarah Storey 26.00
Jonathan Rea 34.00


The Olympians have a great winning SPOTY record in Olympic years, including Kelly Holmes in 2004, Chris Hoy in 2008, and Bradley Wiggins in 2012.

Nigel Skinner - OLBG Betting Expert

Sports Personality Of The Year Leading Contenders

Emma Raducanu

What a year the 18-year-old British tennis player has had, she made the 4th round at Wimbledon then surpassed all expectations with her stellar performance in the US Open. 

Her rise has been meteoric, and SPOTY bookmakers have rightly installed the Bromley-based teenager at the head of the betting. 

SPOTY Female Winners

The last woman to win Sports Personality Of the Year was Zara Phillips in 2006. In total there have only been 13 female winners of SPOTY.

Tom Daley

Winning the Gold Medal with his dive partner Matty Lee in the 10-metre synchronised event was the culmination of a hugely noteworthy diving career for the 27-year-old Daley.

That gold will sit very nicely alongside his 3 Bronze medals won in London, Rio, and Tokyo. 

Tom currently sits towards the head of the SPOTY betting, and such has been the tumbling of his price that he looks a genuine contender. 

In a sport dominated by China to come even close to a Gold Medal is an achievement, but to win one is a remarkable success story.

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Jason Kenny

Winning a 7th Gold Medal at the Izu Velodrome made Jason Kenny the most successful Olympian of all time.

3 Golds in London 2012, 3 in Rio 2016 and the icing on the cake with Gold in the Kerin at the Tokyo games.

He has now won nine medals in total.

Adam Peaty

Imperious in the one hundred metres breaststroke he retained Gold in that event in Tokyo after winning it in Rio.

He now has 5 medals from two games made up of 2 individual Golds and three relay Silvers.

He will be appearing on Strictly Come Dancing in 2021, which may do his SPOTY odds no harm.  

Laura Kenny

Not far behind Jason's medal haul is his wife Laura, who has five gold medals in Cycling events at the Olympic games.

The 29-year-old from Harlow in Essex has won Gold at 3 Olympic games, Laura is the first British woman to ever achieve that feat. 

I have already backed Laura Kenny each way, and Lewis Hamilton for the win.

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Sarah Story

The Cyclist and Swimmer has now won 17 Gold Medals including 3 in Tokyo. 

The Manchester-born athlete has 28 medals of every colour and is far and away the most successful British Paralympian of all time.  

She was also nominated in 2012 receiving over 10000 votes but was well being that year's winner cyclist Bradley Wiggins. 

Mark Cavendish

It was the Tour De France in 2021 that cemented Cyclist Mark Cavendish as a true great.

Him winning four stages on the Tour made him the joint record holder for wins alongside Belgian cycling superstar Eddie Merckx.

He won the Tour Green Jersey which was his second after winning it all the way back in 2011. 

Lewis Hamilton

The SPOTY winner in 2014 and 2020 keeps on performing at the highest level, his longevity in such a high octane sport should be applauded by all. 

Olympians may be more favoured by the bookies in 2021 but a podium spot is a strong possibility. 

Sports Personality Odds and Betting

  • Sports Personality of the Year or SPOTY as it’s affectionately known was first awarded in 1954.

  • The first recipient was Sir Chris Chataway who beat Sir Roger Bannister into second place. 

  • You can normally bet on the winner and who will make the top three. 

  • The contest always receives great coverage from the BBC with a two-hour show in December.

Record Breakers

The Kenny household may need more display space after their performances in Tokyo and the possibility of the BBC award.

Sports Personality Of The Year Key Dates

Throughout 2021 there will be sporting events that could decide which personality wins the award. 

We have highlighted key dates in the year that you should be aware of if you are considering placing a bet on one or more of the leading contenders.

It would be wise to place your bet in advance of one of the key dates as if the personality performs brilliantly there betting odds will be cut. 

Event Aim Date Personality
Euro 2020 Knockout Stages  Golden Boot - Win Euro 2020 26th June - 11th July Harry Kane
Olympics 100 Metres Win Gold Medal 23rd July - 8th August Dina Asher-Smith
F1 Record World Championship Wins 15th July - 21st November Lewis Hamilton
World Heavyweight Boxing Heavyweight Champion Autumn 2021 Antony Joshua
World Heavyweight Boxing Heavyweight Champion Autumn 2021 Tyson Fury
Olympic Cycling Win Gold Medal 23rd July - 8th August Laura Kenny
Lions Tour Win The Lions Series In South Africa 24th July -7th August Alun Wyn Jones
Euro 2020 Knockout Stages Golden Boot - Win Euro 2020 26th June -11th July Marcus Rashford
Olympic Swimming Win Gold Medal 23rd July - 8th August Adam Peaty
Olympic Heptathlon Win Gold In Heptathlon 23rd July - 8th August Katarina Johnson - Thomson

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SPOTY Previous Winners

Year Winner Sport
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

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 )


2021 Sports Personality Winner

it looks like a close contest in this Olympic year, you could normally expect the Sports Personality Betting to favour an athlete who won gold at the games, but there are some sports stars on the list who could break this trend. Below are the top 10.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021 18 Oct @ 11:57 - Win Contest
Emma Raducanu 1.04
Tom Daley 13.00
Cameron Norrie 26.00
Adam Peaty 34.00
Lewis Hamilton 41.00
Tyson Fury 41.00
Mark Cavendish 51.00
Sarah Storey 51.00
Jason Kenny 67.00
Laura Kenny 67.00

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