Published On: Tue, Feb 18th, 2020

Hamilton sad at Messi’s absence as duo share Laureus Sportsman award for 2019 | F1 | Sport

With the votes tied between Hamilton and Messi for the Sportsman of the Year award, it meant joint winners would be announced for the first time in the award’s 20-year history.

American gymnast Simone Biles was named Sportswoman of the Year, the third of her career after winning the prize last year and in 2017.

The South Africa rugby team took home the Team of the Year award after winning the recent World Cup in Japan.

Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League-winning Liverpool team came in second place, ahead of the United States women’s national soccer team in third, who won the World Cup in France last summer.

Liverpool also missed out on the Comeback of the Year award despite overturning a 3-0 Champions League deficit against Barcelona by winning the second leg 4-0 at Anfield.

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