This is the list in full - the nominations that the final shortlist was taken from - links to the individuals making the final cut are on the right. More deserving but less high profile sports have been completely ignored - there's no way I'd have Andy Murray in there at the expense of Alistair Brownlee (who doesn't receive a single vote from the newspaper 'sport' journalists unlike Wayne Rooney. Wayne *&*^%& Rooney? You're having a laugh. Murray might have had his best year ever, but he still hasn't won a major title *rolls eyes*. And frankly, with all the Individual World Champions we have this year, why do we have a footballer in there who has only won domestic trophies? Pitiful when compared to Gemma Spofforth, Chrissie Wellington and Jo Jackson, not to mention the countless sailors, rowers etc. Yes to the England cricket team as Team of the Year for regaining the Ashes, no to Strauss individually - maybe it should be Claire Taylor from England's women - first woman named one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year. But on the whole, I'd say the rest deserve their spot.
Jenson Button - Jessica Ennis - David Haye - Beth Tweddle - Tom Daley - Philips Idowu - Mark Cavendish - Andrew Strauss - Ryan Giggs - Andy Murray. That's pretty much my order - I hope they have a parade of all those missing though, let's at least try to show your average member of the public that Andy Murray isn't the pinnacle of British achievement.