The 27-year-old was an enormous favorite to choose up the award after profitable the Golden Boot and being named Participant of the Match because the Lionesses gained the Euros on house soil in the summertime.
Mead was pipped to the Girls’s Ballon d’Or earlier within the yr, however she got here high of the SPOTY voting as she picked up the award gained by Emma Raducanu 12 months in the past.
“I’m speechless for once,” she stated. “I’m incredibly honoured to win this award. Wouldn’t have done it without the girls.
“The team have backed me. Yes, I’ve won this accolade, I’ve scored a few goals but I wouldn’t have done it without them. I wouldn’t have done it without my dad, my mum and all my family.
“This is for women’s sport and women’s sport heading in the right direction. Let’s keep pushing girls, let’s keep doing the right thing.”
Ben Stokes, after his T20 World Cup heroics and position in remodeling the England Check facet, got here second, with Eve Muirhead, who gained curling gold on the Winter Olympics in Beijing, third.
Jessica Gadirova, additionally shortlisted for the principle award, was named Younger Sports Personality of the Year.
The 18-year-old gymnast gained three medals on the World Championships, turning into Britain’s fifth particular person world champion after taking flooring gold in Liverpool.
It was an enormous evening for the Lionesses alongside Mead’s success, with the Crew of the Year award going to the England ladies’s soccer facet after their Euros triumph.
Sarina Wiegman picked up Coach of the Year too – the Lionesses haven’t misplaced in any of the 26 matches since she took cost.
The Helen Rollason Award, “for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity”, went to Rob Burrow for his work in elevating consciousness of motor neurone illness since his prognosis three years in the past.
“I’m totally overcome with this award due to the amount of amazing people who have won this before, in particular my MND hero, Dodie Weir,” Burrow stated on stage.
“What a fantastic guy he was. I don’t think I would be here today without meeting him less than a week into my diagnosis. I will accept the award on his behalf.
“This is for all the MND warriors out there. We will not stop until we find a cure.”
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