FA Ronnie Radford Award

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FA Ronnie Radford Award
Founded 2011
Region  England
 Wales
Current champions Swindon Town
Website Radford Award
2013

The FA Ronnie Radford Award, is an annual award that is aimed at recognising the team which achieves the most impressive giant-killing act in The FA Cup.

Origin[edit]

The Ronnie Radford Award is named after the Hereford United midfielder whose long-range goal against Newcastle United in 1972 helped bring about arguably The FA Cup’s most famous giant-killing. Radford’s spectacular goal on a mud-covered Edgar Street pitch – watched by the TV cameras and greeted with unbridled glee by 26-year-old rookie commentator John Motson – equalised Malcolm Macdonald’s opener for the Magpies and is a constant and wonderful reminder of the magic of The FA Cup. Ricky George hit the winner to send Hereford into the Fourth Round.

And once more, fans can vote for who they think deserves to win, with the victorious club being presented with the award at The FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

2011[edit]

Winners: Crawley Town

10 January 2011
20:00 GMT
Crawley Town 2–1 Derby County
McAllister Goal 30'
Torres Goal 90+1'
Report Addison Goal 63'
Broadfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,145
Referee: Haywood

2012[edit]

Winners: Swindon Town

7 January 2012
15:00
Swindon Town 2 − 1 Wigan Athletic
Connell Goal 40'
Benson Goal 76'
Report McManaman Goal 35'
County Ground, Swindon
Attendance: 10,488
Referee: Walton


2013[edit]

Winners: Luton Town

26 January 2013
15:00
Norwich City 0 − 1 Luton Town
Report Rendell Goal 80'
Carrow Road, Norwich
Attendance: 26,521
Referee: Marriner