City News Facebook Football Awards

Published on April 29th, 2015 | by Daniel Cheeseman

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Vote CITY for the Facebook Football Awards!

With voting underway in the inaugural Facebook Football Awards, the race to claim the prize for Content of the Year is still wide open as 12 Premier League sides battle it out to scoop the award.

Covering posts, photos and videos, the Content of the Year Award gives fans the chance to pick their favourite piece of content produced by Premier League clubs this season.  The content ranges from breaking news about contracts, to behind-the-scenes photos after big wins and in-depth video interviews.

Manchester City have been nominated for ‘Aguero takes on Villa’, where Sergio Aguero and David Villa compete to find out who is king of corner taking.

Fans can watch all of the content in this category and vote for their favourite via the Facebook on Football page.

Launched this year, the Facebook Football Awards are the only Premier League awards to be voted for by fans from around the world. Voting closes at 6pm on Monday 11th May 2015, with the winners of all nine categories – including Manager, Player, Young Player and Club of the Year – being announced at a prestigious ceremony on 26th May.  The event will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and streamed on Facebook and Mirror.co.uk.

The full list of nominees are below.

Content of the Year nominees:

Arsenal – ‘Sanchez skills’

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez shows some nifty skills in the pre-match warm-up.

Aston Villa – ‘Delph pledges future’

Midfielder Fabian Delph announces a four and a half year contract extension – simultaneously on Facebook and the Villa Park big screens

Chelsea – ‘Jose Mourinho Ice Bucket Challenge’

Jose Mourinho takes part in the Ice Bucket Challenge – nominating his daughter, Bryan Adams and James McEvoy

Leicester City – ‘Foxes Remembered’

Leicester City announce documentary ‘Foxes Remembered: Leicester City and the First World War’ – a 30-minute film that told the stories of Leicester Fosse and Leicester City players to have fought and died in World War One

Liverpool – ‘Stevie and Carra select squads’

Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher reveal the teams that will take part in the LFC All-Star charity game on March 29th

Manchester City – ‘Aguero takes on Villa’

Sergio Aguero and David Villa compete to find out who is king of corner taking

Southampton – ‘Southampton’s #GoodLuckTim’

Southampton post a video about lending a special hand to a fan looking for love inside St Mary’s Stadium

Stoke City – ‘Stoke pay tribute’

Stoke City share a photo of the first team squad applauding a serviceman prior to the game at Tottenham Hotspur in November

Tottenham Hotspur – ‘Spurs’ matchday show’

Tottenham Hotspur host a matchday show on Facebook ahead of the League Cup final – with former defender Ledley King as co-host

West Bromwich Albion – ‘West Brom announce plans for Astle Day’

West Bromwich Albion share an exclusive video to announce the club’s special plans for #AstleDay – which celebrates club legend Jeff Astle who passed away in 2002 due to injuries incurred playing football

West Ham United – ‘19th Century West Ham’

West Ham United share a tongue-in-cheek image referencing comments by Jose Mourinho about their “19th century” football, as they prepare to play Chelsea

About the Facebook Football Awards

Facebook has launched its first Facebook Football Awards, a celebration of the players, clubs and fans of the Premier League. They are the only Premier League awards to be voted for by fans from around the world.  Awards will be presented in nine different categories with seven voted for by football fans from all over the world. Voting opens from 07:00h (BST) 17 April 2015 and closes at 18:00h (BST) on 11 May 2015. Anyone with a Facebook account is eligible to vote. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony, televised live on BT Sport 1 on 26 May 2015. The event will also be streamed on Facebook and Mirror.co.uk. The awards take place in partnership with BT Sport and the Mirror Football.

Seven of the nine award categories, including Manager of the Year and Best Premier League Club of the Year are decided solely by votes from fans.  The winners of two additional awards- for a club and player – will be selected using Facebook data to calculate performance over the course of the season.

Voting information:

Only one vote per person, per category is permitted. Fans may complete their voting from 07:00h on 17 April onwards, until voting closes at 18:00h (BST) on 11 May 2015.  Fans may vote in just one or up to up to all seven of the voting categories.

Full terms and conditions of voting can be found on the voting app https://www.facebook.com/football/app_370670299785157

Facebook Pages

Football on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/football

Sport on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sports

BT Sport: https://www.facebook.com/btsport

Mirror Football: https://www.facebook.com/mirrorfootball

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