BERLIN, Dec 27: Journalists from 26 news agencies chose three-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel as the European Sportsperson of the Year.

The Red Bull driver headed the poll released on Wednesday with 137 points — seven more than Bradley Wiggins, who earlier this year became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France.

Third place with 126 points went to two-time Olympic champion Mohamed Farah, who won the 5,000 and 10,000 metre titles at the London Olympics. The 55th poll was organised by the Polish news agency PAP. —Agencies

Updated Dec 27, 2012 09:06pm

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