The Football Business Awards is the annual event that pays tribute to the supporting businesses that assist and enable the success of the game.  A national event with a ceremony at the end of November, these awards recognise and reward the off-pitch talents and endeavours that are an invaluable, if sometimes invisible, part of the fabric of football.


There is an extended deadline until 23rd July – complete our deadline extension form to apply for the extra time and let us know your submissions are coming.


There are 18 categories available for entry — covering everything from brand activation; sponsorship and partnerships; CSR; fan engagement; innovation; technology; hospitatily; marketing; agencies; professional services; operations and media.

Take your pick here and start crafting your award-winning stories now …


With an illustrious judging panel selected for their particular experience and expertise the FBA’s has grown into a significant annual networking event. The awards are becoming more and more difficult to win every year, and an increasingly valuable marketing badge for those who manage to do so. This year we will again be presenting Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to reflect the increasing quality of the submissions.


“It is always fascinating to review the FBA submissions which demonstrate the huge amount of innovative work going on behind the scenes. 

When judging the awards I will be searching for good ideas, strong implementation and outstanding results. I’m really looking forward to seeing some interesting submissions.”

Richard Bevan, Chief Executive, League Managers Association

2018 Highlights


Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Lifetime Contribution to the Business of Football


Tony Adams receives the 2018 Global Football Ambassador Award