The 28-year-old Scot followed up his glorious triumph at the Davis Cup by pipping controversial boxer Tyson Fury to the coveted title.
Murray also faced stiff competition from the likes of athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill and long jump world champion, Greg Rutherford.
Rugby league's Kevin Sinfield was runner-up, with Ennis-Hill third and Fury fourth.
The tennis star, who won Wimbledon in 2013, may have scooped the title, but it wasFury who was attracting all the attention beforehand with more rants against those who campaigned to have him dropped from the SPOTY list over his views on gays and women.
The 27-year-old said: “I don’t really care what people think, if they like me or not, they still watch me.
“If its about personality, there’s clearly not a person in the world whose got a bigger personality than myself.