Is Andy Murray Britain’s greatest ever sportsman or woman?

Andy Murray speaking via video link after winning the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year Award at T

Andy Murray speaking via video link after winning the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year Award at The Conrad Miami Hotel, Miami. Photo: Alberto Tamargo/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Tennis superstar Andy Murray claimed his third BBC Sports Personality of the Year crown last night – but is he Britain’s greatest ever sports person?

Kate Richardson-Walsh is interviewed by Gabby Logan alongside the Women's Team GB hockey team during

Kate Richardson-Walsh is interviewed by Gabby Logan alongside the Women's Team GB hockey team during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016. Photo credit: David Davies/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The 29-year-old Scot took Olympic gold for the second time, claimed his second Wimbledon title and has become tennis’ world number one in arguably the sport’s most competitive era.

Lennox Lewis presents the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year award to Andy Murray. Photo: Alberto T

Lennox Lewis presents the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year award to Andy Murray. Photo: Alberto Tamargo/BBC/PA Wire - Credit: PA

We want to know who you think is Britain’s greatest – cast your vote below or tell us who you think deserves the title in the comments below.

British sport is going through what could be described as a golden age, with Olympic and Paralympic success being proven to not just be a flash in the pan, but a legacy of successive Games around the world.

Elsewhere individual skill and talent is highlighting just how well Britain can do on the international stage in sports from snooker to rugby and boxing to Formula One.


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That isn’t to say we don’t have a glorious sporting history – but even across the same sport how do you compare Chris Hoy to Jason Kenny, or Bobby Moore to George Best?

Or will there just, sometimes, be no contest at all? Are there some sportsmen and women – perhaps Roger Bannister or Bobby Charlton – whose achievements will always stand out there above everyone else, no matter what happens in the years to come?

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