Gareth Southgate, the England football manager, has received his OBE at Buckingham Palace.
The 48-year-old, who lives in Harrogate, was given the honour by Prince Charles.
It celebrates his services to football after leading the national side to the World Cup semi-finals, for the first time in 28 years.
The national football team manager said taking the job gave him a fresh perspective on what the side means to the country after he led England to its first World Cup semi-final since 1990.
Southgate said: "It's a very proud moment. I think I've been involved in football for 30 years so part of me is proud for everybody that helped me through that whole period and the clubs I served, and the coaches and teachers that helped me.
"Of course I'm aware that the recognition is as much for last summer and the work with the team, so I'm very grateful to all of the players and all the support team that work with me, because I'm here representing them, really."