Man Utd and England star Mary Earps emerges as favourite for BBC Sports Personality of the Year after goalkeeper’s World Cup exploits with Lionesses


Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps has been tipped as the favourite to win the 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The projections come from Betfair, who have touted the goalkeeper to win the award ahead of English cricketer, Stuart Broad and jockey, Frankie Dettori. The Lionesses’ star sits currently has odds of 8/11 while Broad and Dettori are at 9/4 and 9/1 respectively.

Earps was instrumental in England reaching the World Cup final. She produced three clean sheets and conceded only four goals during the campaign, ensuring she took home the famous Golden Glove trophy.

She also saved a penalty in the final which ended in a 1-0 win for Spain over England.Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “Mary Earps has emerged as the frontrunner to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

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The Manchester United Women’s goalkeeper helped the Lionesses reach the World Cup final, winning the tournament’s Golden Glove award. Stuart Broad trails at 9/4 to win SPOTY, ahead of Frankie Dettori 9/1 and Katrina Johnson Thompson 16/1.”


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