“Football is nothing without fans.” Those famous words from Jock Stein, legendary manager of Celtic Football Club from 1965 to 1978, still ring true today. Fans are the heartbeat of the beautiful game.
After fans of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund were awarded the inaugural FIFA Fan Award at the 2016 edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards, Celtic fans received the 2017 accolade. Supporters of the Scottish giants organised a stunning 360-degree card display around Celtic Park to honour the “Lisbon Lions” on the 50th anniversary of the fabled side winning the European Cup in 1967.
The latest edition of the FIFA Fan Award will recognise an outstanding fan moment or gesture, with a shortlist to be compiled by a panel of experts. Once this shortlist is announced, and as was the case in its first two editions, football fans will be able to vote on FIFA.com for their winner of the 2018 FIFA Fan Award. An award for the fans, decided by the fans.
The 2018 winner, the best fan moment between September 2017 and July 2018, will be revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards show in London on 24 September.