Marcus Rashford

Rashford earns a place on 2020 Football Black List

Thursday 26 November 2020 11:12

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been named on the 2020 Football Black List.

The Football Black List is an annual event which pays tribute to those from the black community who are in influential positions in football.

Marcus has, of course, achieved some truly incredible things over the last several months and successfully lobbied the government for an extension of the free school meal provision, as well as helping to launch a children’s book club.
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The Football Black List was founded by Rodney Hinds and Leon Mann in 2008 and the annual list is selected by an expert panel from the black community and those working in football.

"The efforts of Marcus Rashford deserve acclaim alongside the others on the list who go about their business for the good of others,” said Hinds. “After a year of challenges, it is great to be provided with inspiration.”

The Football Black List aims to highlight the work of those individuals who are attempting to make football more diverse across all levels of the game, and address the lack of representation in decision-making positions held by members of the black community.

The annual award is split into several categories and salutes those working in football across various roles, including players, administrators, coaching and management, commercial, community and grassroots, LGBT+, media and practitioners.
Also included in the list is United’s assistant academy director Tony Whelan, for his outstanding work in our Academy set-up.

Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings, Watford’s Troy Deeney, former Red Wilfried Zaha and Crystal Palace’s Chloe Morgan were also recognised, as were former Premier League players Les Ferdinand, Micah Richards and Jason Euell.

Marcus’s inclusion in the Football Black List is yet another recognition of the truly amazing charity work Marcus has done in the last year, as well as being awarded an MBE, receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester and having his face painted on a mural in Withington.