World Sportsman of the Year: Usain Bolt (Jamaica) - athletics Novak Djokovic (Serbia) - tennis Cadel Evans (Australia) - cycling Lionel Messi (Argentina) - football Dirk Nowitzki (Germany) - basketball Sebastian Vettel (Germany) - motor-racing World Sportswoman of the Year Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya) - athletics Maria Hofl-Riesch (Germany) - alpine skiing Carmelita Jeter (United States) - athletics Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) - tennis Homare Sawa (Japan) - football Yani Tseng (Taiawan) - golf World Team of the Year All Blacks (New Zealand) - rugby union Barcelona (Spain) - football Dallas Mavericks (United States) - basketball England men's cricket team Japan women's football team Red Bull (Austria) - motor-racing World Breakthrough of the Year Yohan Blake (Jamaica) - athletics Mo Farah (United Kingdom) - athletics Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) - tennis Rory McIlroy (United Kingdom) - golf Li Na (China) - tennis Oscar Pistorius (South Africa) - athletics World Comeback of the Year Eric Abidal (France) - football Darren Clarke (United Kingdom) - golf Crusaders (New Zealand) - rugby union Sergio Garcia (Spain) - golf Liu Xiang (China) - athletics Queensland Reds (Australia) - rugby union Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Daniel Dias (Brazil) - swimming Terezinha Guilhermina (Brazil) - athletics Oscar Pistorius (South Africa) - athletics Esther Vergeer (Holland) - wheelchair tennis David Weir (United Kingdom) - wheelchair athletics Irek Zaripov (Russia) - Nordic skiing Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year Jamie Bestwick (United Kingdom) - BMX Philip Koster (Germany) - windsurfing Carissa Moore (United States) - surfing Travis Rice (United States) - snowboarding Kelly Slater (United States) - surfing Shaun White (United States) - skateboarding/snowboarding