Soccer fans have until May 11 to vote on the first-ever Facebook Football Awards, aimed at honoring the best of the Barclays Premier League.
The Facebook Football Awards will recognize excellence in nine categories, with Facebook choosing the winners for Facebook Club Performance of the Year and Facebook Player Performance of the Year, and fans from around the world able to vote on the other seven categories:
- Player of the Year
- Young Player of the Year
- Manager of the Year
- Best Premier League Club of the Year
- Best XI of the Year (an 11-man lineup of fans’ favorite players)
- Content of the Year
- Fan of the Year
The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in London May 26, to be hosted by Jake Humphrey. The event will air live on BT Sport, and it will live-stream on its Facebook page, as well as that of Mirror Football.
All Facebook users can vote once per category on the Football on Facebook, Sports on Facebook, Mirror Football and BT Sport pages.
Facebook head of sport and entertainment partnerships, Europe, Middle East and Africa Glenn Miller wrote in a Facebook Media blog post:
Facebook is launching the first-ever Facebook Football Awards, a celebration of the players, clubs and fans of the Premier League. This is an opportunity to put football fans at the heart of the game, connect them with the sport they love and encourage them to share their passion for football on Facebook.
Clubs have submitted their nominees for the latter two categories, which highlights their favorite piece of content on Facebook from the 2014-15 season and a person or group of people who have shown extraordinary support for their team. They are also encouraging fans to vote for star players, like the Tottenham Hotspurs’ Harry Kane.
Soccer fans: How will you vote?