The Football League and credit card company Capital One have teamed up to launch a nationwide search to find supporters that have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to their club.
BBC 5 Live’s 606 show will be supporting the award this year, helping to increase the visibility of this category to supporters across the country. The three divisional winners will be interviewed live on the show the Saturday night before the awards.
The winner will be announced at the 2016 Football League Awards on Sunday 17 April at Manchester Central, where they will receive the Capital One Supporter of the Year trophy.
Supporters are asked to nominate fellow fans that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support their club by submitting suggestions online
. Entries will only be submitted once you press the 'SUBMIT' button at the bottom of the entry form.
Entries must include the nominee's name, supported club and details of what makes them a great fan, including why you think they should win the award.
Nominations are invited from fans of any current Football League club. A winner for each division will be decided, with the overall Capital One Supporter of the Year announced at the star-studded evening in April, which recognises and celebrates excellence both on and off the field.
Brighton & Hove Albion fan Sarah Watts was named the Capital One Supporter of the Year at the 2015 Football League Awards. She was well known for her relentless campaigning against homophobia with the Brighton & Hove Supporters’ Club and the Gay Football Supporters’ Network. She also played a vital role in ensuring the club’s new stadium was built due to her work on the Falmer For All campaign.
Sarah beat competition for the overall award from two other divisional winners: Crawley Town’s Tracey Cole (League One) and Exeter City’s Greg Hill (League Two).
If you think you know someone who deserves to lift this year's trophy, nominate them by clicking here
. Nominations close at 12pm on Wednesday 9 March.
for more information about the Football League Awards.