Football Black List: Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford & Lianne Sanderson on list

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford have been named on a list of the most influential black people in British football.

The annual Football Black List recognises the efforts of black figures working in various areas of the game.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira and Burnley boss Vincent Kompany are included in the coaching category.

Pundit and ex-England player Lianne Sanderson is also on this year’s list.

The Football Black List, first published in 2008, highlights black industry professionals who are positive influencers.

The names in the eight categories are decided by a panel of experts with representatives from the Premier League, Professional Footballers’ Association, League Managers’ Association, EFL and anti-racism group Kick It Out.

Deji Davies, Les Ferdinand and Jobi McAnuff are also on the 2022 list. Davies is a non-executive director at Brentford and the only black board member at a Premier League club, Ferdinand is the only black director of football in the game, while McAnuff is a Football Association board member.

Leon Mann, co-founder of the Football Black List, said: “I am particularly proud to see the list now feature board members, and managers at the top of the game but clearly we still have a long way to go to see better representation in football.

“However, we are highlighting those leading the way. We are proud of these individuals and the impact they are making.”

There is also a Ugo Ehiogu ‘ones to watch’ category, which identifies talented, young people in the industry under 30.



Coaching and management:


Community and grassroots:




Ugo Ehiogu’s ones to watch:

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