Previous recipients of the lifetime achievement award include Seve Ballesteros, Sir Alex Ferguson, George
Best, Sir Ian Botham, David Beckham, Pele, Bjorn Borg, Sir Steve Redgrave and Sebastian Coe.
But it seems the days of Sir Alex Ferguson, George
Graham and Kenny Dalglish ruling the roost down south are well and truly over.
Those who received plates were: Jimmy Bates, Arthur Brammer, Susan Ferguson, George
Guest, Margaret Prentice, Diane Robertshaw, Michael Rogerson, Paul Sikorski, Glyn Silver, Kevin Silver, Ian Swallow, Sean Westerby, Alan Clegg, Jayne Clegg, Chris Cotton and Mavis Tipler.
Nelson Mandela, Ko Annan, Sir Georg Solti, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Sir Alex Ferguson, George
Best and Peter Ustinov - all individuals I have had the privilege of looking after in my career who have left a lasting impression on me as being very special people.
The statues which grace Old Trafford of Sir Alex Ferguson, George
Best, Dennis Law and Charlton will soon have some company.
CUTLINE: From left, Commerce Bank employees Rich Ferguson, George
Parkin and Vincent McLeod pose with donated clothing for the Salvation Army.
Previous winners include his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, George
Best and Seve Ballesteros.
He further goes on to say that Australia's cricketing future lies in the hands of players like Phil Hughes, Shaun Marsh, Callum Ferguson, George
Bailey, Cameron White, Steve Smith, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper), Peter Nevill, Jason Krejza, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc and Scott Walter.
Riley, a United fan, is a world-famous portrait artist whose previous studies have included Ferguson, George
Best, Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela.
HEROIC ENDEAVOUR: Middleton Rangers Under-11s Alex Scott, Rory Hunter, Josh Ferguson, George
Musty, Matty Anderson, Callum Bensley, Will Hughes, Mitchell Armin, Jake Richardson, Joe Abbott, Adam Chapman, Bradley Bell, Lucca Dunn, Torren McKay and Andrew Morrison.
In addition to the normal editions, 45 celebrity shows have been transmitted - with more than pounds 4million given to charities by stars such as Sir Alex Ferguson, George
Michael and Jonathan Ross.
Among his legion of admirers are Alex Ferguson, George
Best and Johann Cryff to name just a few.