Rashford named among UK's most influential

Friday 28 October 2022 11:02

Marcus Rashford has been included on the list of the UK's most powerful people of African, African-Caribbean and African-American heritage.

The 'Powerlist' has been published every year since 2007, with the aim of "showcasing black role models to young people". The names on the list are selected by an independent panel of judges.
This year's list includes Rashford, along with other notable figures such as actor Sir Lenny Henry and rapper Stormzy.
Top of the list is Dame Sharon White, the first female in history to chair the John Lewis Partnership – one of the country's largest companies.
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Marcus received an MBE last year in recognition of his services for vulnerable children during the worst months of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, the United forward notched his 99th goal for the club, after appearing as a substitute during the second-half of our 3-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol.
This latest accolade is another fine tribute to his achievements as both a footballer and an influential figure within UK culture.
“The Powerlist continues to be the leading showcase, acknowledgment and reminder of the amazing individuals of African, African-Caribbean and African-American heritage we have in the UK and I would like to hugely congratulate each and every one on the list,” said Michael Eboda, the chief executive of Powerful Media, who produced this year's list.
The list will be distributed in schools, universities and corporate organisations.
Congratulations to Marcus and all those nominated.