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New Zealand's Dan Carter named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

Published 19/12/2015

New Zealand's Dan Carter was crowned World Rugby player of the year in October
New Zealand's Dan Carter was crowned World Rugby player of the year in October

New Zealand fly-half 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 fly-half 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."

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