Fans are being encouraged to vote for both clubs and players they think deserve to win the title, and can enter the awards.
Kevin De Bruyne, Sadio Mané, Marcus Rashford, Jordan Henderson, Virgil Van Dijk, Jack Grealish and Mohamed Salah feature on a shortlist for Footballer of the Year award chosen by 100 writers.
As well as igniting conversation through Reach sports sites, says Reach, 20 videos are being created about the clubs and players in contention for each award.
Reach’s sport podcasts Blood Red, Royal Blue, Everything Is Black & White, Manchester Is Red, Talking City and Claret & Blue will all be covering the awards with dedicated content in the run-up to the winners being announced.
New football podcast The Football Digest will be running a special story on the awards.
Commenting on the awards, Jon Birchall, Audience and Content Director for Reach Sports said, “Our Fans’ Footballer of the Year Awards is a true multi-platform experience which puts the power back in the hands of the people who really matter - the supporters. In a tough year for fans, it is only right that they get to choose who deserves the prize.”
Kristian Walsh, Head of Audience Engagement at Reach Sports said, “The year of 2020 isn't one we will forget in a hurry, including from a sporting perspective. Our journalists have been there every step of the way to inform and entertain fans up and down the country during the pandemic. Now we are combining our journalists and fans together, giving supporters a voice so they can crown their best footballers of the year.”
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