Football Sponsorship By Tony Kenny

Vardy, Aguero and Alexis on shortlist for 2015 FSF Player of the Year Award

The Football Supporters’ Federation is delighted to announce the shortlists for the 2015 FSF Awards in association with William Hill – fans can vote and have their say via  

Sixty-six nominees will battle it out across 11 different categories including ‘Player of the Year’ featuring Sergio Aguero, David De Gea, Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez, John Stones and Jamie Vardy.

Can last year’s winner Aguero retain his crown? Or will Jamie Vardy’s stunning run of form be enough to see him win the fans’ vote for ‘Player of the Year’ 2015?

Sky Sports colleagues Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville will go head-to-head in the ‘Pundit of the Year’ category which also features Danny Murphy, Pat Nevin, Paul Scholes and Ian Wright.

Other categories open to a public vote include Commentator of the Year, Newspaper of the Year, Podcast of the Year, Radio Show of the Year and Writer of the Year.

A specially-convened FSF Awards Panel will decide the Away Day of the Year, Blogger of the Year, Fanzine of the Year and Supporter Liaison Officer of the Year.

Every Premier League and Football League club must appoint a Supporter Liaison Officer and this category recognises those who have gone that extra mile for their club’s fan base. 

Kevin Miles, Chief Executive of the Football Supporters’ Federation, said:

“The FSF Awards in association with William Hill give fans the chance to have their say on the best in the game. Which player has lit up the game in the past year? Which writer, pundit or paper adds the most to your understanding of football? Fans are the professional game’s bedrock and we’d like you all to have your say in deciding who gets the nod.” 

Alex O’Shaughnessy, Chief Marketing Officer at William Hill, said

“The FSF Awards is unique amongst the big football awards - because it’s the fans who decide the winners. And we’re delighted to be associated with this celebration of everything good in the game.” 

Nominees for FSF Awards 2015 in association with William Hill:

Player of the Year

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

David De Gea (Manchester United)

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

John Stones (Everton)

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).


Away Day of the Year

Brighton and Hove Albion

Cardiff City

Derby County

Rotherham United


Wigan Athletic


Blogger of the Year

Phil Costa (The Set Pieces)

Matt Gault (These Football Times)

Ian King (Two Hundred Percent)

Chris Oakley (The Football Attic)

Kieron O'Connor (The Swiss Ramble)

Seb Stafford-Bloor (Premier League Owl)


Commentator of the Year

Ian Darke (BT)

Conor McNamara (BBC)

Guy Mowbray (BBC)

Jonathan Pearce (BBC)

Clive Tyldesley (ITV)

Martin Tyler (Sky Sports)


Fanzine of the Year

A Love Supreme (Sunderland)

Blowing Bubbles (West Ham)

The City Gent (Bradford City)

The Football Pink (Various)

The Gooner (Arsenal)

The Square Ball (Leeds United)


Newspaper of the Year

The Daily Mail

The Daily Mirror

The Daily Telegraph

The Guardian

The Independent

The Times


Podcast of the Year

The Anfield Wrap

The Football Ramble

Football Weekly

Graham Hunter's Big Interview

Knees Up Mother Brown

The Tuesday Club with Alan Davies


Pundit of the Year

Jamie Carragher (Sky Sports)

Danny Murphy (BBC)

Gary Neville (Sky Sports)

Pat Nevin (BBC)

Paul Scholes (BT)

Ian Wright (BBC)


Radio Show of the Year

606 (BBC 5Live)

Call Collymore (talkSPORT)

Hawksbee and Jacobs (talkSPORT)

The Monday Night Club (BBC 5Live)

Rock and Roll Football (Absolute Radio)

This Club is My Club (FCUM Radio).


Supporter Liaison Officer of the Year

Colchester United (Matt Hudson)

Leicester City (Jim Donnelly)

Manchester City (Lisa Eaton)

Sunderland (Chris Waters)

Tottenham Hotspur (Jonathan Waite)

Wigan Athletic (Ian Wadsworth)


Writer of the Year

John Cross (The Mirror)

Owen Gibson (The Guardian)

Ian Ladyman (The Daily Mail)

Barney Ronay (The Guardian)

Rory Smith (The Times)

Henry Winter (The Daily Telegraph/The Times)


How are the winners decided?

Seven categories (Commentator, Newspaper, Player, Podcast, Pundit, Radio Show and Writer of the Year) will be decided by a public vote – vote here:

Four categories (Away Day, Blogger, Fanzine and Supporter Liaison Officer of the Year) will be decided by an FSF panel.


Voting closes on Monday 23rd November 2015 (noon).

The FSF Awards in association with William Hill take place on the evening of Monday 7th December 2015 at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel (London). Nominees will be invited and a limited number of tickets may go on general sale. Details to be confirmed via




Notes to editors: 

Picture Captions: (Picture 1) Sergio Aguero collecting his FSF Player of the Year Award last year. (Picture 2) Luis Suarez picks up his FSF Player of the Year Award in 2013.


Attendance: To register your interest in attending in a media capacity only email: (separate invites will be sent to shortlisted nominees)

Dress: Lounge suit/evening wear

About the FSF: The FSF is the national supporters’ organisation for all football fans from England and Wales comprising more than 500,000 individual fans and members of local supporters’ organisations from every club in the professional structure and many beyond. Find out more about the FSF and its campaigns via or on Twitter @The_FSF

About William Hill: William Hill, The Home of Betting, is one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies, employing around 16,000 people. Founded in 1934, it is the UK's largest bookmaker with around 2,360 licensed betting offices that provide betting opportunities on a wide range of sporting and non-sporting events, gaming on machines and numbers-based products including lotteries. The Group’s Online business ( is one of world’s leading online betting and gaming businesses, providing customers with the opportunity to access William Hill's products online, through their smartphone, Apple Watch or tablet, by telephone and by text services. William Hill US was established in June 2012 and provides land-based and mobile sports betting services in Nevada, and is the exclusive risk manager for the State of Delaware’s sports lottery. William Hill Australia ( is one of the largest online betting businesses in Australia after the Group acquired the Sportingbet Australia business in March 2013 and in August 2013, two of the leading online corporate bookmakers in Australia, offering sports betting products online, by telephone and via mobile devices. William Hill PLC has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2002. The Group generates revenues of c£1.6bn a year.


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