BURTON Albion chairman Ben Robinson has been recognised for his achievements in football by being named on The Football Black List.
The list, which highlights the positive influence and inspiration of people from the black community working in sport, was started in 2008 by sports journalists Leon Mann and Rodney Hinds.
The list is compiled by a panel of experts from the community and football industry. A host of initial nominations are whittled down to the final list of the most influential people. The panel included representation from the Premier League, The Football Association, Professional Footballers' Association, League Managers’ Association, the English Football League, FARE and Kick It Out.
Liverpool striker and PFA Player of the Year Mo Salah is on the list for his charity work in Egypt alongside Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton, and Nuno Esposito Santo, whose Wolves team won the Championship last season.
Ben Robinson said: “It’s an honour to be included on such a prestigious list alongside so many illustrious names who have made an important impact in football. At Burton Albion we have always put community first and we hope the club as a whole is an inspiration and shows what can be achieved through hard work and dedication.
“I would like to thank the panel for including me on the list and everyone at Burton Albion, our Academy and Burton Albion Community Trust for backing our shared vision for the football club.”
Leo Mann, co-founder of the Football Black List, said: "I am delighted we have another strong Football Black List. I'm particularly pleased we have been able to highlight and celebrate Ben Robinson - a British chairman of a professional club from a diverse background.”