Alastair Cook described himself as “hugely honoured and proud” after his record-breaking efforts in an England shirt were recognised with a knighthood.
England manager Gareth Southgate has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours, with captain Harry Kane receiving an MBE on the back of the country’s memorable run to the World Cup semi-finals.
Former England cricket captain Alastair Cook and ex-England rugby skipper Bill Beaumont head an illustrious sporting list by receiving knighthoods in the New Year Honours.
A woman who has campaigned to raise awareness of sepsis following the death of her one-year-old son has been left “humbled” with the award of an MBE.
Harry Kane was fully in match mode when he discovered he had been awarded an MBE.
British divers who helped save a youth football team trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand have been decorated alongside stars of entertainment, sport and the arts in the 2019 New Year Honours list.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s personal assistant Natasha Archer has been made a member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) by the Queen.
Two Northern Ireland sporting greats and the region’s first female firefighter are among those set to receive honours from the Queen.
Tottenham’s experience of coming up against Leicester in the 2015-16 title race means they will remain humble this time around, says boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Maurizio Sarri has hailed Cesc Fabregas’ importance to his Chelsea set-up, revealing he wants the Spain midfielder to stay at Stamford Bridge.