Former All Blacks first five-eighth Dan Carter has won the coveted BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award. The award was decided for the first time by public vote.
The Rugby World Cup winner was a finalist for the award alongside a raft of international sporting superstars. Among the finalists were athletics champion Usain Bolt, men’s and women’s tennis world No 1’s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, golf world No 1 Jordan Spieth and swimmer Katie Ledecky.
Carter was recognised for his superb showings in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, being a crucial member of the World Cup winning All Blacks-side after missing the knockout stage due to injury in 2011.
The award was won last year by Cristiano Ronaldo, while prior winners of the award include Bolt (three times), Muhammad Ali (three times) Roger Federer (also thrice), and Tiger Woods.