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Football Black List named with EFL representation

2 February 2023

The 2022 Football Black List has been announced, with representation from across the EFL.

The Football Black List, which started in 2008, recognises the efforts of black figures and industry professionals working across the game.

Here are some of the names with EFL connections to feature in this year's list:

Les Ferdinand

Former Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham, Newcastle United and England striker Les Ferdinand is Director of Football at Championship side QPR. He is the only black director of football in the English game.

Jobi McAnuff

Jobi McAnuff had a storied EFL career, playing over 750 games for eight different Clubs. In May last year he was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Football Association.

Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany won 10 major trophies on his way to becoming a Manchester City legend and, in his first managerial job in England, is currently guiding Burnley at the top of the Championship.

Charlotte Lynch

Charlotte Lynch joined joined Leyton Orient Women in the summer of last season and is part of the squad that currently sits top of the Greater London Women's Football League.

Dr Michael Seeraj

Dr Michael Seeraj is the Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and played a central role in last year's launch of the new EFL EDI strategy.

Danetta Powell

Danetta Powell joined Birmingham City in 2014 as Academy Administration Manager and has since gone on to become the Club's Academy Manager (Operations).

Maheta Molango

Swiss-born Maheta Molango featured in the EFL for Brighton & Hove Albion, Lincoln City, Oldham Athletic and Wrexham, and is currently the Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers' Association.

Andre Gray

Striker Andre Gray has represented a multitude of EFL Clubs, including Luton Town, Watford and QPR, and currently plays for Greek side Aris. He is a co-founder and trustee of the Black Fund, which supports investment in equality.

Andrew Lovelace

Andrew Lovelace is the Chairman of Watford Ladies, who last year celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Michael Hamilton

Michael Hamilton has been AFC Wimbledon's Academy Manager since 2019 and in 2021 started to combine that role with being Loan Manager.

See the full Football Black List

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