Button second in 2009 European sportsman poll

Jenson Button with his race-winning trophies
Jenson Button with his race-winning trophies / Copyright: Brawn GP

Jenson Button has placed second in the annual awards poll contributed by members of the European Sports Press Union.

The new world champion and Briton was awarded 81 points by journalists working for numerous European news agencies, behind the Swiss tennis player Roger Federer (135 points).

Just 8 points behind Button, 29, was the Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen.

Michael Schumacher won the European sportsman of the year title in 1994, 2001, 2002 and 2003. Kimi Raikkonen placed second in 2007.



Source: GMM

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Mikeado Mikeado
Bummer! Silver in the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year, and now this. The plucky Brit always comes second. Unless his car's amazing.
Dec 30th, 2009 6:33am
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