Manchester United star Marcus Rashford on Football Black List

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been named on a list of the most influential black people in British Football.

The list, which is released annually (first published in 2008), recognises the efforts of black figures working in various areas across the football industry.

Rashford was named alongside Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieria, who remains the only black manager currently in the Premier League.

It is no secret that Rashford is a national treasure. The Manchester United star has done an incredible amount of work to help children in poverty, where it’s through writing books or ensuring that the UK government does its bit to feed starving kids.

This season he is back showing his best form on the pitch and has been United’s most prolific attacker. Long may that continue!

However, there are eight categories for the Football Black List which include the Premier League, Professional Footballers’ Association, League Managers’ Association, EFL and anti-racism group Kick It Out.

Football Black List


  • Andre Gray
  • Bukayo Saka
  • Charlotte Lynch
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Raheem Sterling


  • Deji Davies
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Les Ferdinand
  • Maheta Molango
  • Sarah Gregorius

Coaching and management:

  • Aubrey Rogers,
  • Danetta Powell
  • Patrick Vieira
  • Paul Nevin
  • Vincent Kompany


  • Akinola Fashola
  • Akua Agyemfra
  • Freda Ayisi
  • Liseli Sitali
  • Sofia Thomas

Community and grassroots:

  • Andrew Lovelace
  • Habib Olorukoba-Oseni
  • Kerry Phillips
  • Simon Hyacinth
  • Trisha Lewis


  • Dr Michael Seeraj
  • Lianne Sanderson


  • Carl Anka
  • Fatou Jang
  • Jemma Archer
  • Pippa Monique
  • Nelson Kumah


  • Ciaran Baxendale
  • Iffy Onoura
  • Lauren Impey
  • Michael Hamilton
  • Dr Paul Campbell

Ugo Ehiogu’s ones to watch:

  • Cordell Lake-Benjamin
  • Debra Nelson
  • J’nae Ward
  • Siham Abdullahi
  • Tyra Mills

“We are delighted to be sharing another incredible and inspirational Football Black List. Black excellence shines so brightly in the game and this list underlines that,” said Leon Mann MBE, co-founder of the Football Black List, as quoted by Sky Sports.

A massive congratulations to all involved.

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