The Guardian enjoyed a successful evening at the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) awards in London, winning Newspaper of the Year for the fifth time in succession.
Football Weekly picked up the prize for Podcast of the Year, while regular Guardian contributor Jonathan Wilson was named Writer of the Year at the ceremony held at the Tower of London.
“15-20 years ago we decided to expand our sports coverage to areas that others weren’t,” said the Guardian’s head of sport, Owen Gibson. “We can write about any of the important issues we want, without pressure just to cover the top six.”
Other FSF awards went to Manchester City’s Jill Scott and Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who were named women’s and men’s player of the year.
“I want to say a big thank you to the Football Supporters’ Federation – it’s something I’m extremely proud to receive,” Kane said. “To have the support of fans from all across the country is mind-blowing really.”
John Motson received a lifetime achievement award, while Martin Tyler and Gary Neville won prizes for commentator and pundit of the year respectively.
Matchday awards went to Swansea City, for Away Day of the Year, Wigan supporter liaison officers Jason Taylor and Ian Wadsworth, and Blues 4 All, who won the Fans for Diversity Award.