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Mary Earps favourite to win 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year


England Women’s goalkeeper Mary Earps is the odds-on 1/10 favourite with Betfair to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award after the shortlist was announced on Tuesday.

Retired cricketer Stuart Broad is next in the betting at 10/1, with Frankie Dettori and Katarina Johnson Thompson both 16/1.

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Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “The 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner is close to being settled in the eyes of Betfair punters with Mary Earps the odds-on 1/10 favourite to scoop the esteemed prize. The six-person shortlist was announced on Tuesday morning and Earps is the clear frontrunner, with second-favourite Stuart Broad a 10/1 outsider to win. Elsewhere, Frankie Dettori and Katarina Johnson Thompson are both 16/1 contenders, with Rory McIlroy 40/1 and Alfie Hewett 50/1.”

Mary Earps was England’s standout player as they reached the Women’s World Cup final for the first time - playing every minute of their seven matches, conceding only four goals and keeping three clean sheets which helped her win the World Cup’s Golden Glove award.

She was voted England Women’s Player of the Year for 2022/2023 and finished fifth in the voting for the Ballon d’Or award. The Fifa Best Women’s Goalkeeper was also integral as England won the inaugural Women’s Finalissima with a penalty shootout defeat of Brazil in April.

In domestic football, Earps claimed the Women’s Super League Golden Glove for the 2022/23 season with Manchester United, having kept a record 14 clean sheets.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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