New Zealand rugby icon Dan Carter, who ended his international career after winning the Rugby World Cup in October, was fourth with 12.7%, while Usain Bolt was fifth on 10.7% after claiming the 100m and 200m sprint double at the Athletics World Championships in Beijing.
EUROSPORT WORLD STAR OF THE YEAR - 2015
1.Novak Djokovic (Tennis) - 28.6%
2. Lionel Messi (Football) - 17.9%
3. Stephen Curry (Basketball) - 16.5%
4. Dan Carter (Rugby) - 12.7%
5.Usain Bolt (Athletics) - 10.7%
6. Anna Fenninger (Alpine Skiing) - 4.3%
7. Lewis Hamilton (F1) - 3.9%
8. Serena Williams (Tennis) - 2.2%
9.Katie Ledecky (Swimming) - 2.2%
10.Jordan Spieth (Golf) - 1.1%
Total votes: 301,623
UK voters preferred Messi, who won 33% of the vote with Djokovic second on 20% and Bolt third with 12%. However votes from around the Eurosport network swung the result in Djokovic's favour.