Raheem Sterling recognized for excellence
Jamaican born England International Raheem Sterling is among three English Premier League players on the football black list…….. an initiative to highlight the most influential black figures in the game.
The other Premier League players on the list Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford are named alongside Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira – the only black manager currently in England’s top-flight, while Burnley’s Vincent Kompany also made the list from a coaching perspective.
The list also includes the black figures working behind the scenes in football………..Brentford Non-Executive Director Deji Davies – the premier league’s only black board member – and the sporting director at Queens Park Rangers Les Ferdinand, the only black individual holding a position of his kind in the game.
Overall the football black list is divided into eight categories: administration, coaching and management, commercial, community, players, Lgbtq+, media and practitioners.
There is also the Ugo Ehiogu’s ones to watch list, which recognizes talented, young people in the industry under 30 years of age.