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by | Feb 13, 2021 | News

Vote now: FSA Awards shortlists announced

The shortlists for the FSA Awards in association with BeGambleAware have now been annopunced, voting open now.

In these strange times we find ourselves in the FSA decided that itstill wanted to honour the best in the game, but rather than hosting the usual awards ceremony this edition will be held purely online.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah will attempt to become the first player to win the Men’s Player of the Year award twice, but faces stiff competition from the England pair of Jack Grealish and Jamie Vardy, along with Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United, Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Spurs’ Heung-Min Son.

Thanks go to leading women’s football magazine SheKicks for compiling our shortlist for Women’s Player of the Year from your nominations, which see previous winner Vivianne Miedema shortlisted again. She’s up against a strong set of contenders, which includes Manchester United’s Leah Galton (pictured above) the Chelsea duo of Beth England and Fran Kirby, and the Manchester City pair of Lauren Hemp and Chloe Kelly.

To reflect the unusual nature of the past twelve months the FSA have made some changes to some of the categories – with fans largely shut out of stadiums there hasn’t been much space for fanzines to do their thing, although that hasn’t stopped many of them still producing printed editions, podcasts and working in the community. We fully expect the fanzine category, and others, to return when they are able to go back to their usual format.

To honour those who’ve gone the extra mile in helping their fellow supporters and communities this year there’s a new set of awards called Lockdown Heroes. These are aimed at recognising the fans, players and clubs who’ve made a real difference during the pandemic.

There’s still space, however, for our favourite pundits, podcasts, commentators and writers.

Voting remains open until 9am on Monday 22nd February, so you’ll need to be quick to cast your votes. The winners will be announced throughout the day on Friday 5th March through socoial media.

The full list of categories and shortlisted nominees can be found below. Those marked with an asterisk will be decided by an FSA panel of judges.

Men’s Player of the Year 2020

Bruno Fernandes, Heung-Min Son, Jack Grealish, Jamie Vardy, Kevin de Bruyne, Mohamed Salah

Women’s Player of the Year 2020

Beth England, Chloe Kelly, Fran Kirby, Lauren Hemp, Leah Galton, Vivianne Miedema

Commentator of the Year

Darren Fletcher, Guy Mowbray, Jon Champion, John Murray, Martin Tyler, Peter Drury

Club Podcast of the Year

Along Come Norwich, Blue Moon, Charlton Live, Ringing the Blues, Steve Bloomer’s Washing, The Squareball

Fan Media of the Year

Arseblog, Fulhamish, LUFC Data, Price of Football, The Anfield Wrap, The Pie at Night

Fans for Diversity Award *

Proud Baggies, Proud Lilywhites, Proud Valiants, The Jack Leslie Campaign, Villa and Proud, Villains Together

Football Media of the Year

5Live’s Monday Night Club,, The Athletic, The Guardian, The Non-League Paper, When Saturday Comes

Podcast of the Year

5Live Football Daily, Football Cliches, Guardian Football Weekly, Match of the Day Top 10s, Set Piece Menu, That Peter Crouch Podcast

TV/Radio Pundit of the Year

Alex Scott, Gary Neville, Ian Wright, Jamie Carragher, Micah Richards, Roy Keane

Writer of the Year

David Conn, Henry Winter, Jonathan Liew, Katie Whyatt, Miguel Delaney, Suzanne Wrack

Lockdown Heroes *

Many of these individuals and groups have done so much to support their local communities – here we’re highlighting just a snapshot of the reasons why they have been shortlisted as Lockdown Heroes.

Plus many more…. go to teh website for the full drill down Vote now: FSA Awards shortlists announced – Football Supporters’ Association (

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