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LG Arena sees AP McCoy and David Beckham pick up SPOTY awards

Date Posted: 20/12/10

LG Arena sees AP McCoy and David Beckham pick up SPOTY awards

AP McCoy raced over the line to be named Sports Personality of the Year last night, however, it was David Beckham who stole the show as he was given the prestigious lifetime achievement prize.

Jockey McCoy managed to hold off competition from athlete Jessica Ennis and darts legend Phil Taylor to lift the famous trophy in front of those booking Birmingham hotels for the LG Arena event.

But former England, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder Beckham was presented with his award after glowing references from HRH Prince William and Sir Bobby Charlton.

"I'm obviously really humbled because to receive an award for something I love doing and have always loved doing is amazing. To receive it from Sir Bobby Charlton, I am truly honoured," said Beckham.

He went on to thank his wife Victoria for her support, who was sat with the couple's three children Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn.

"I dedicate my award to the men and the women who are serving our country in Afghanistan. Be safe and have a great Christmas," he added.

Posted by Louise Millard

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