The winners of the 2016 Football Blogging Awards have been announced at an awards ceremony at Old Trafford in Manchester.
The awards, created to reward the best football blogs and aspiring online journalists around the world, recognise bloggers in eleven categories including Best New Blog, Best Podcast, Best Young Blogger and Best Club Blog.
Over 300,000 fan votes were cast in the 2016 awards, with over 2000 blogs nominated from 5 continents stretching from Europe to Africa. A judges’ choice was also awarded in each category, voted for by a panel including BBC’s Phil McNulty, Shelley Alexander, Graeme Bailey, Danny Webber, Rachel Brown-Finnis, Paul Plunkett, Jo Tongue and more.
This year’s winners are:
Best Football Club Blog partnered with Onefootball
Best New Football Blog
Best Young Football Blogger partnered with Bleacher Report
Best Football Podcast partnered with Budweiser
Best International Football Blog partnered with Football Manager
Best Video Football Blog partnered with Ball Street
Best Social Football Account partnered with Snack Media
Best Football Influencer partnered with Classic Football Shirts
Best Football Freestyler partnered with adidas
Best Gambling Football Blog partnered with Ladbrokes News
Best Gaming Football Blog partnered with Conducttr
Anthony Cooper (@total_dribble), founder of the Football Blogging Awards, said:
“This years’ awards have smashed our records once again, with more than twice as many votes cast as there were in 2015 and four times as many as 2014. The winners thoroughly deserve this recognition for the total dedication to their craft and their love of the game. We hope that the awards encourage football fans to continue blogging, or to start up new blogs, as they are the heart and soul of football”