The Footballer of the Year Award

It was Charles Buchan, the publisher and writer of Football Monthly as well as one of the founding fathers of the FWA, who suggested that an award should be given “to the professional player who by precept and example is considered by a ballot of members to be the footballer of the year.”

That was back in 1947 and since then the Footballer of the Year Award has become the most prestigious award in the British game.

Voted for year on year by the FWA members, the first recipient was the legendary Sir Stanley Matthews and ever since players have been honoured for their achievements.


Mohamed Salah  

Mo Salah was voted the Footballer of the Year for 2018 by the Football Writers’ Association.

The Liverpool winger topped the poll ahead of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, with Tottenham’s Harry Kane coming in third.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League, Quarter Final at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

Previous Winners – Footballer of the year

FWA Tribute Award

The FWA Tribute Award is presented on an annual basis to an individual that the committee feels has made an outstanding contribution to the national game.

The Award is presented at a gala dinner at The Savoy hotel every January.


Gareth Southgate

The England manager was honoured for his leading his team – on and off the field – to a World Cup semi-final and reconnecting disenchanted fans with their national side. Southgate was quick to praise those around him:

Previous Winners – Tribute

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