The 2024 BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) Awards are still a way off, and we will have to wait until December to find out who the winner is.

In the meantime, we have the latest odds for the award, courtesy of Betfred.

The shortlist for the award has not been announced yet for the award ceremony.

We will have to wait until December before the expert independent panel convenes to decide the shortlist of sportspeople for the award.

When the shortlist is announced late in 2024, there will only be six contenders left, and the winner will be determined on the night by a public telephone and online vote.

When Is SPOTY 2024?

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, 15th December 2024


As the clock ticks down to the much-anticipated BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) 2024, the betting markets are abuzz with activity, speculations, and shifting odds.

Below, you can find the odds (from Betfred) for the leading contenders.

Jude Bellingham – 5/2

Jude Bellingham’s rapid rise through the ranks of professional football has been nothing short of remarkable.

His ability to adapt, learn, and influence games has seen him become a key player for his club and earn valuable caps for the England national team.

With his Champions League win with Real Madrid and central role on the England team for Euro 2024, this is a young football with not just the ball but the world at his feet.

Luke Littler – 3/1

Luke Littler, a rising star in the world of darts, is turning heads with his remarkable talent and composure beyond his years.

At just 17, he’s already making waves on the professional circuit, showcasing a level of skill and precision that belies his age.

Luke’s impressive performances have earned him a growing fanbase and the respect of seasoned players.

Known for his sharp accuracy and cool demeanour under pressure, he’s quickly becoming a player to watch.

Mark Cavendish – 8/1

Mark Cavendish, often hailed as one of the greatest sprinters in cycling history, has carved out a legendary career with his blistering speed and relentless determination.

Known as the “Manx Missile,” Cavendish has racked up numerous stage wins in prestigious races like the Tour de France, showcasing his ability to dominate the sprint finishes with unmatched precision.

Harry Kane – 10/1

Harry Kane, a name synonymous with goal-scoring brilliance, has established himself as one of football’s premier strikers.

Leading both Bayern Munich and the England national team with his exceptional talent, Kane’s knack for finding the back of the net is unmatched.

Russ Cook – 12/1

If you’re unfamiliar with Russ Cook, given that he might be as high profile as some of the others on the SPOTY list, he is known as the “Hardest Geezer,” for pushing the limits of human endurance with his extraordinary feats.

Whether he’s running across countries or taking on grueling ultra-marathons, Cook’s relentless drive and mental toughness set him apart in the world of endurance sports.


Betfred, the leading brand in sports betting, stands out as a favoured destination for those keen on exploring the odds and placing their bets on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.

The odds above are taken from the Betfred website on 11/07/2024.

SPOTY Outsiders 2024

The spotlight doesn’t just fall on the favourites but also on the intriguing array of outsiders.

In a year marked by outstanding sporting achievements, the SPOTY outsiders of 2024 add an extra layer of excitement and unpredictability to the prestigious award ceremony.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 40/1

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool’s dynamic right-back, has redefined the role of a modern defender with his exceptional skill set and vision on the football field.

Known for his pinpoint crosses and deadly free-kicks, Alexander-Arnold is as much a playmaker as he is a defender.

Dina Asher-Smith – 40/1

Dina Asher-Smith, Britain’s sprint sensation, is the fastest British woman in history.

Her remarkable performances in the 100m and 200m events have earned her numerous medals on the global stage, including World Championships and European titles.

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Rory Mcilroy – 50/1

The Northern Irish golfer is no stranger to winning, and despite having a decent season so far, his odds of bagging the SPOTY look very long.

Can he defy them and make the shortlist?

Who Won The SPOTY In 2023?

Mary Earps was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2023, making it back-to-back SPOTY winners for the Lionesses after team-mate Beth Mead secured the award in 2022.

The Manchester United and England goalkeeper was one of six nominees, finishing ahead of Stuart Broad (cricket), Frankie Dettori (horse racing), Alfie Hewett (wheelchair tennis), Katarina Johnson-Thompson (athletics) and Rory Mcllroy (golf).

Who Won The SPOTY In 2022?

Beth Mead made history by winning the 2022 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, becoming the first female footballer to achieve this honour.

Ben Stokes, the winner of the 2019 award and captain of the England Cricket Test team, came in second place, while curler Eve Muirhead finished third.

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2022 was held on December 21st at the dock10 studios in Salford.

The event was co-hosted by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan, and Alex Scott, and it was broadcast live on BBC One.

The ceremony included a special tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, acknowledging her passion for sports following her passing in September that same year.

Past SPOTY Winners

Mary Earps – 2023
Mary Earps, the formidable goalkeeper for Manchester United and the England national team, has emerged as one of the most talented and inspiring figures in women’s football.

Known for her lightning-fast reflexes and fearless approach, Earps consistently delivers game-changing saves that leave fans and opponents in awe.

Mary’s journey to the top, marked by perseverance and a relentless drive to improve, has not only made her a key player in every match but also a beloved figure in the sport.

Beth Mead – 2022
Arguably the greatest female football in British history, Mead captained the England team to win the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022.

She also won the Golden Boot, and was the Player of the Tournament and top assist provider with 6 goals and 5 assists in 6 matches.

Emma Raducanu – 2021
Blasting her way through three weeks of tennis in New York in 2021, Raducanu became the first British female tennis player since Virginia Wade to win the US Open since 1977.

Lewis Hamilton – 2020
One of F1’s all-time great drivers, he equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles with his fourth consecutive championship in 2020.

He was also knighted in 2021 and finished second in the Formula 1 Drivers Championship in 2021, behind Max Verstappen.

Ben Stokes – 2019
An incredible 2019 for Ben Stokes saw him with the award after being an integral part of England’s Cricket World Cup-winning side and the Ashes squad.

Who will ever forget those incredible performances at Lords and Headingley?

Geraint Thomas – 2018
The 2018 Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas rode on a wave of public support to win the award.

He was the fourth cyclist since 2008 to win the award after Sir Chris Hoy, Mark Cavendish, and Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Mo Farah – 2017
The Olympic hero had been a 50/1 outsider with bookmakers to win the award, with the boxer Anthony Joshua considered the overwhelming favourite.

Perhaps an indication that any of the contenders can take home the 2020 award.

Sports Personality History and Trends

Sir Christopher John Chataway was the first winner of the award back in 1954. This came following a Gold Medal in the ‘3 Miles’ event at the 1954 Commonwealth Games.

Bobby Moore was the first footballer to win the award in 1966; being an integral part of the first and only England football team to win a major honour clearly helped his chances.

England will be one of the favourites to win the 2024 Euros, so several players could fancy their chances of winning the 2024 award.

Andy Murray currently has the most award wins with three. He won it last in 2016 when he won an Olympic Gold Medal alongside the Wimbledon title.

Since its inception, 18 SPOTY winners have come from the Athletics world, and seven winners have been footballers.

Prior to 2021, there was an obvious shortage of female recipients of the award, but that changed in 2021 when Emma Raducanu picked up the award, followed by Beth Mead in 2022 and Mary Earps in 2023.

Looking through the list of winners, there seem to be specific visible trends. Being part of a successful team or event can undoubtedly increase your chances.

Bradley Wiggins took home the 2012 award, but that could have gone to any of Team GB’s heroes from the 2012 Olympics.

Andrew Flintoff won in 2005 after playing an important role in England regaining the Ashes.

Tips for Sports Personality of the Year

Wait until much closer to the ceremony to pick a sports personality to back.

The outcome of the remaining sports events in 2024, including Euro 2024 and the Olympics, will have a lot to do with who gets short-listed.

Other Awards

The BBC Sports Team of the Year Award is also presented on the night. The current holders are the England National football team. Unlike the main award, it’s not decided by public vote.

With many sporting competitions set to be decided over the next few months, there is plenty of time for contenders to emerge.

Head to Betfred for all the latest odds on the 2024 Sports Personality of the Year.



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