Bradley Lowery in running for sporting moment award

Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery has been nominated for Laureus' Best Sporting Moment of the Year award.

Bradley, who died in July aged six, received most votes in October's Best Sporting Moment campaign and is now a nominee for overall Best Sporting Moment of the Year.

He suffered from neuroblastoma - a rare type of cancer - and struck up a close friendship with Jermain Defoe when the Bournemouth striker was at Sunderland last season.

The pair's relationship has led to the Laureus nomination.

Bradley and Jermaine Credit: PA

Each month, from August to December, the public select their favourite moment from a shortlist of six videos, chosen by the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy.

The five monthly winners will then go head-to-head in a final public vote, with the winner being announced at the 2018 Laureus Awards.

Bradley's moment now joins Kimi Raikkonen and his six-year-old fan Thomas Danel and 18-year-old motor racing driver Billy Monger, who lost his legs in a crash in April, as the first three nominees for the 2018 Laureus Awards.