FA figures recognised in The Times Sport Power 100.
Fabio Capello has been named the most powerful man in British sport according to The Times Sport Power 100
The England Manager, who will lead the Three Lions to South Africa 2010 in June, topped the list after an expert panel from The Times
sports desk based their search and criteria on “influence in their spheres, across the boundaries of other sports, their effect on the grass roots, their impact globally and the national esteem in which they are held.”
The list, now in its second edition, provides an insight into the overall landscape of British sport today and for the forthcoming year, and Capello will clearly be a significant focal point for the country when England set out to repeat their World Cup-winning success of 1966.
Also acknowledged on the list were The FA Chairman, Lord Triesman (No.9), and England Women’s Head Coach Hope Powell (No.89).
Like Capello, Lord Triesman also has the hopes of the nation on his shoulders as he bids to bring the 2018 World Cup to England, while Hope Powell is widely acknowledged as one of the best female coaches in the world after taking England to the Final of the 2009 European Championship.
Several England players were also recognised, with Wayne Rooney (No.5), David Beckham (No.11), Rio Ferdinand (No.24), Steven Gerrard (No.28) and Frank Lampard (No.54) all on the list.
England’s World Cup campaign kicks off on 12 June against the USA, when the eyes of the world are sure to be watching.