McCoy knighted in New Year Honours

Champion burst manoeuvre AP McCoy

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New Year Honours: McCoy, Law Cueto

Champion burst manoeuvre AP McCoy has been knighted and football executive Heather Rabbatts done a lady by a Queen in a New Year Honours List.

Ex-footballers Denis Law and Francis Lee are done CBEs, along with former F1 and motorcycling champion John Surtees.

Broadcaster Sue Barker becomes an OBE, as do Ronnie O’Sullivan, Chris Froome and Chrissie Wellington.

There are MBEs for Carl Frampton, Mark Cueto, Tracey Neville, Jacqui Oatley, Steph Houghton and Fara Williams.

Knight rider

McCoy, 41, rode some-more than 4,300 winners in his career and is usually a second jockey, after Gordon Richards in 1953, to turn a Sir.

Champion manoeuvre 20 years running, for each year he was a professional, McCoy was given a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award progressing this month.

He described his chivalry as “surreal”.

“I never suspicion anything like this would be bestowed on me,” pronounced a Northern Irishman. “You can’t be recognized in any aloft way.

“For a series of years we was competing, we always attempted to be as successful as we could, though this honour has as many to do with a people who helped me on a approach as it does with myself.”

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AP McCoy: A reverence to a burst racing legend

Leading light

Heather Rabbatts is arguably a many successful lady in domestic football by her purpose as a executive during a Football Association.

Born in Jamaica, she became a FA’s initial womanlike house member in 2012, carrying formerly served as executive emissary chair during Millwall.

The 60-year-old has oral out in support of former Chelsea alloy Eva Carneiro in her brawl with a bar and ex-Blues manager Jose Mourinho.

In June, Rabbatts quiescent from Fifa’s anti-discrimination taskforce following Sepp Blatter’s re-election as president.

Rabbatts is also a counsel and businesswoman

Footballing icons

Scotland good Denis Law played for Manchester United between 1962 and 1973, winning dual joining titles.

“The minute indeed came by a post to my aged address,” pronounced Law, 75. “It might good have arrived there a few years ago!

“When we did find out, we indeed kept it from a family and my daughter was angry with me given she found out from elsewhere.”

Denis Law (left) and Francis Lee eventually became team-mates during Manchester City

Francis Lee, 71, won a joining with Manchester City in 1968 and also played a pivotal partial in a FA Cup success in 1969 and a League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup triumphs in 1970.

A midfielder, Lee played 27 times for England and also helped Derby County turn joining champions in 1975.

Barker among honours

Broadcaster Sue Barker and England football captain Steph Houghton are among a high-profile women recognised.

Barker has presented Question of Sport given 1997

Appointed an OBE for services to broadcasting and charity, Barker won tennis’ French Open in 1976 during a age of 20.

When damage finished her personification career in a mid-1980s, she changed into broadcasting and a 59-year-old now fronts a corporation’s tennis coverage as good as ask uncover A Question Of Sport.

Jacqui Oatley, 40, was a initial womanlike commentator to seem on a BBC’s Match of a Day programme in 2007 and has been allocated as an MBE for her services to broadcasting and farrago in sport.

Tracey Neville, 38, coached a England group to third place during a Netball World Cup and becomes an MBE.

So does Manchester City defender Steph Houghton, 27, who captained England to third place during a Women’s World Cup.

Liverpool Ladies and England midfielder Fara Williams said it was a “massive shock” to accept a minute observant she had been allocated an MBE.

“I suspicion someone was holding me to court,” pronounced a a 31-year-old Londoner, who has played 148 times for England and was once homeless for 6 years.

A singular double

Surtees switched to full-time automobile racing during a age of 26

John Surtees, a usually male to win universe titles on dual and 4 wheels, has been allocated a CBE.

The 81-year-old Englishman won 7 universe motorcycling championships between 1956 and 1960.

He cumulative a Formula One universe pretension in 1964 with Ferrari and shaped his possess competition group before timid from rival pushing in 1972.

Surtees is also a oldest flourishing F1 champion, and a oldest flourishing 500cc/MotoGP universe champion.

Tour champion, Ironman and Rocket

Chris Froome won a Tour de France for a initial time in 2013

Cyclist Chris Froome, 30, has been allocated an OBE after apropos a initial Briton to win a Tour de France for a second time.

Triathlete Chrissie Wellington, 38, is recognized for winning 4 Ironman titles and her debate work for equivalence in sport.

Nicknamed The Rocket for his quick-fire potting, Ronnie O’Sullivan, 40, has won a World Snooker Championship 5 times and is deliberate by many to be a biggest actor of his generation.

IBF super-bantamweight fighting champion Carl Frampton is allocated an MBE, as is former England wing Mark Cueto, who late from rugby kinship in May.

Annamarie Phelps, the chair of British Rowing who competed in a Atlanta Olympics in 1996, has been allocated a CBE for services to her sport.

Three other sporting administrators – a LTA’s initial womanlike boss Catherine Sabin, boss of British Cycling Bob Howden, and former arch executive of British Canoeing Paul Owen – all turn OBEs.

All a sporting honours


AP McCoy OBE, for services to equine racing.


Heather Rabbatts CBE, for open use and services to football and equivalence

Commanders of a Order of a British Empire (CBE):

Denis Law, for services to football and charity; Francis Lee, for services to football and charity; Annamarie Phelps, for services to rowing; John Surtees OBE, for services to motorsport.

Officers of a Order of a British Empire (OBE):

Sue Barker MBE, for services to broadcasting and charity; Chris Froome, for services to cycling; Robert Howden, for services to cycling; Ronnie O’Sullivan, for services to snooker; Paul Owen, for services to canoeing; Catherine Sabin, for services to tennis; Chrissie Wellington MBE, for services to competition and charity.

Members of a Order of a British Empire (MBE):

Yvonne Anderson, for services to a Special Olympics; Ian Beggs, for services to rugby; James Callander, for intentional services to athletics; Mark Cueto, for services to rugby; Janice Eaglesham, for services to incapacity sport; Roger Fennemore, for services to sport; Carl Frampton, for services to boxing; Heather Galbraith, for services to equestrianism; Pamela Gallant, for services to people with special needs, quite by sport; Roy Harrison, for intentional use to cricket in Northern Ireland; Stephanie Houghton, for services to football; Gaynor Jones, for intentional use to golf and a growth of women’s golf in Wales; Brian Lee, for services to football; Dianne McMillan, for services to swimming and incapacity awareness; Stephen Miller, for services to sport; Ian Mirfin, for services to incapacity sport; Cargin Moss, for services to taekwondo; Tracey Neville, for services to netball; Jacqui Oatley, for services to broadcasting and farrago in sport; Ronald Webster, for services to tennis in Scotland; Anne Whitworth, for services to hockey in a north-east; Fara Williams, for services to women’s football and charity.

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