FSA Awards 2022: Have Your Say! FSA Awards 2022: Have Your Say!

FSA Awards 2022: Have Your Say!

The largest supporter-led awards in the country are back!
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The Football Supporters’ Association has announced the shortlists for the 2022 FSA Awards in association with BeGambleAware – and voting is open right now!

Ninety-two candidates will battle it out across sixteen categories, recognising everything from the best players of the past year to the best podcasts and fanzines.

The Men’s Player of the Year category features 2017’s winner Harry Kane, up against the Manchester City pair of Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne, who is shortlisted for the third time. They are joined by Brentford striker Ivan Toney, Newcastle United’s Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimarães and Bukayo Saka from Arsenal.

The shortlist for the Women’s Player of the Year is dominated by England’s victorious Lionesses, with Arsenal’s Beth Mead and Manchester United’s Ella Toone both making the shortlist, alongside Keira Walsh. Spurs’ Ashleigh Neville, Chelsea’s Sam Kerr and West Ham United’s Kate Longhurst round out the shortlist.

Pundit of the Year promises to be another hotly contested category, with four previous winners battling it out for honours. Sky Sports duo Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville are joined by Alex Scott and Ian Wright, with Alan Shearer and Rachel Brown-Finnis looking to pick up the award for the first time.

The FSA's Fans for Diversity campaign, run jointly with Kick It Out, has its own award, promoting the good work of fan groups who make football more inclusive and welcoming to all communities.

They’ll also be recognising the work Supporter Liaison Officers (SLOs) do for fans across the country which often goes unnoticed, as well as awards for Supporter Engagement and the best Non-League Community schemes.

The other categories that fans will be able to have their say on include the best commentators, podcasts, bloggers and football writers.

In all, 10 categories are open to a public vote, while six categories (Club Podcast, Fans for Diversity, Fanzine, Non-League Community , Supporter Engagement and the Supporter Liaison Officer of the year awards) will be decided by an FSA panel.


Voting is open until 31st October, with the awards being handed out at our awards ceremony, which will be held at Nobu in London on Monday, 14th November, presented by Victoria Derbyshire.

Shortlisted nominees are entitled to two free tickets to attend the awards dinner, and should get in touch with us at [email protected] for more details.

MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Ivan Toney (Brentford)
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)

WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ashleigh Neville (Tottenham Hotspur)
Beth Mead (Arsenal)
Ella Toone (Manchester United)
Kate Longhurst (West Ham)
Keira Walsh (ex-Manchester City and Barcelona)
Sam Kerr (Chelsea)

CLUB PODCAST OF THE YEAR
Arseblog (Arsenal)
Blue Moon (Manchester City)
Charlton Live (Charlton Athletic)
From the Rookery End (Watford)
It’s All Cobblers to Me (Northampton Town)
Under the Abbey Stand (Cambridge United)

COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR
Conor McNamara
Darren Fletcher
John Murray
Peter Drury
Robyn Cowen
Vicki Sparks

FANS FOR DIVERSITY AWARD
Apna England
Amar Cymru
Bangla Bantams
Marching Out Together
Rainbow Blades
Rainbow Toffees

FAN MEDIA OF THE YEAR
Cod Almighty (Grimsby Town)
Roker Report (Sunderland)
The Anfield Wrap (Liverpool)
The Pinch (Sheffield United)
The Square Ball (Leeds United)
True Faith (Newcastle United)

FANZINE OF THE YEAR
Dogma (Brighton and Hove Albion)
My Only Desire (Charlton Athletic)
The City Gent (Bradford City)
Trevor Francis Tracksuits (Nottingham Forest)
United We Stand (Manchester United)
YBR! (Watford)

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR
Daily Mirror
Metro
The Guardian
The i
The Non-League Paper
The Times

NON-LEAGUE COMMUNITY AWARD
Gateshead
Gosport Borough
Solihull Moors
South Shields

ONLINE MEDIA OF THE YEAR
@Crap90sFootball
Cycling GK
David Squires
Football365.com
She Kicks
The Athletic

PODCAST OF THE YEAR
Comedians Playing Fantasy Premier League
Football Cliches
Football Ramble
Price of Football
The Guardian Football Weekly
The Totally Football Show

TV/RADIO PUNDIT OF THE YEAR
Alan Shearer
Alex Scott
Gary Neville
Ian Wright
Jamie Carragher
Rachel Brown-Finnis

RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR
606
Hawksbee and Jacobs
The Friday Football Social
The Monday Night Club
The Non-League Show
The Warm-Up

SUPPORTER ENGAGEMENT AWARD
Blackpool
Bristol City Women
Doncaster Rovers
Watford

SUPPORTER LIAISON OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Chris Waters (Sunderland)
Dean Medcalf (Doncaster Rovers)
Kristine Green (Grimsby Town)
Louise Formston and Nina Crombie (Tranmere Rovers)
Mark Brindle (Arsenal)
Simon Clarkson (Carlisle United)

FOOTBALL WRITER OF THE YEAR
Barney Ronay (The Guardian)
Henry Winter (The Times)
Ian King (Football365.com)
Joey D’Urso (The Athletic)
Matt Slater (The Athletic)
Suzy Wrack (The Guardian)
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