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Dan Carter named BBC's Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
ESPN Staff
December 19, 2015
Dan Carter has capped an outstanding year with the prestigious BBC award © Getty Images

Dan Carter has been named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year for 2015.

Carter beat Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic, Katie Ledecky, Jordan Spieth and Serena Williams to the award that was decided by public vote for the first time.

The Racing 92 first five-eighth was crowned World Rugby Player of the Year after helping New Zealand retain the World Cup in October.

"I'm thrilled to have been voted BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year by the UK public," Carter said.

"It's been an incredible year for me on British soil and the support has been phenomenal.

"It was an incredibly competitive shortlist and I'm honoured to have been recognised alongside these great sportsmen and women from around the world," he said

The world record point-scorer landed 19 points in the Rugby World Cup final against Australia in his final Test before taking up a French club contract.


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