2021 Shortlists



of the Year 2021

Robbo: Now You’re Gonna Believe Us
Andy Robertson
Out of the Darkness
Matt Piper
Mud, Maul, Mascara
Catherine Spencer
Me, Family and the Making of a Footballer
Jamie Redknapp
Fast Forward
Andrew Cole
Born Fighter
Ruqsana Begum

International Autobiography

of the Year 2021

Sponsored by
True Colours
Barry Geraghty
No Hiding
Rob Kearney
My Life in Red and White
Arsene Wenger
Luka Modrić: My Autobiography
Luka Modrić
Both Sides
Nicklas Bendtner
Marco van Basten


Book of the Year 2021

Sponsored by
Tour de France Champions
Giles Belbin
Mountains According to G
Geraint Thomas
Signs of Life
Stephen Fabes
Dead Man to Ironman
Paul Smith
Colombia Es Pasión!
Matt Rendell


Book of the Year 2021

Sponsored by
The Unforgiven
Ashley Gray
That Will Be England Gone
Michael Henderson
One Long and Beautiful Summer
Duncan Hamilton
The Commonwealth of Cricket
Ramachandra Guha
The Comeback Summer
Geoff Lemon
A Cricketer and a Gentleman
Bob Willis & Mike Dickson
Barbed Wire and Cucumber Sandwiches
Colin Shindler


Book of the Year 2021

Sponsored by
In Association with
The Quality of Madness
Tim Rich
St. Pauli
Carles Vinas, Natxo Parra
Soccer Diplomacy
Heather L. Dichter
Sacré Bleu
Matthew Spiro
How To Run A Football Club
Jim Keoghan
Champagne Football
Mark Tighe & Paul Rowan


Book of the Year 2021

Sponsored by
In Association with
What A Flanker
James Haskell
The Hurt
Dylan Hartley
Our Blood is Green
Gavin Rich
No Hiding
Rob Kearney
Loose Head
Joe Marler
Exe Men
Robert Kitson


Book of the Year 2021

We Are Home
Mike Dunn & AFC Wimbledon
This Is Cricket
Daniel Melamud
Skate Like A Girl
Carolina Amell
British Football’s Greatest Grounds
Mike Bayly
175 Years of Surrey County Cricket Club
Surrey CCC

Best Sports Writing

of the Year 2021

Sponsored by
The Russian Affair
David Walsh
The Moth and The Mountain
Ed Caesar
The Farther Corner
Harry Pearson
The Breath of Sadness
Ian Ridley
The Biggest Bluff
Maria Konnikova
Simon Cooper


Sports Book of the Year 2021

In association with
Rocky Of The Rovers
Tom Palmer
Rashford Rules
Simon Mugford, Dan Green
Own Goal!
Paul Stewart
My Greatest Football Team Ever
Tom Fordyce
Macbeth United
Michael Rosen
Karate Kids
Holly Sterling
Johnny Ball: Accidental Football Genius
Matt Oldfield
Chasing A Rugby Dream
James Hook

Health & Fitness

Book of the Year 2021

Sponsored by
The Whitlock Workout
Max Whitlock
The Furious Method
Tyson Fury
Eddie Hearn
Gianluca Vialli and Gabriele Marcotti
Eating for Results
Chloe Madeley
30 Day Kick Start Plan
Joe Wicks

Sports Entertainment

Book of the Year 2021

You’re Better Than That!
Chris Sutton
Only Here for A Visit
Alan Brazil
Never Stop Dreaming
Stuart Pearce & Oliver Holt
Lights Out Full Throttle
Johnny Herbert and Damon Hill
I’ve Got Mail
Jeff Stelling
26.2 Miles to Happiness
Paul Tonkinson