The winners of the 2015 Football Blogging Awards have been announced at an awards ceremony at Hotel Football 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 Established Blog, Best Podcast, Best Young Blogger and Best Club Blog.
Over 150,000 fan votes were cast in the 2015 awards, with over 1,200 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 Dan Walker, John Cross of the Daily Mirror, Neil Ashton from the Daily Mail, The Guardian’s Owen Gibson and more.
This year’s winners are:
Best Established Football Blog partnered with ClubApp
Best New Football Blog partnered with Football Fancast
Best Video Football Blog partnered with Ball Street
Best Football Club Blog partnered with Kitbag
Best Football Podcast partnered with the Carlsberg Fan Squad
Best Football Influencer partnered with Social Squad
Best Social Football Account partnered with Onefootball
Best Young Football Blogger partnered with Conducttr
Best Gambling Football Blog partnered with Ladbrokes
Best Visual Football Blog partnered with Clifford French
Best Football Forum partnered with Sporting Memories Network
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 2014 and five time as many as 2013. 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”