A BURNLEY FC fan who ran to every Premier League away stadium last season has been honoured by UEFA.

Scott Cunliffe has been awarded the federation’s Equal Game Award, given to those who act as role models in football.

The 44-year-old completed about 3,090 miles, with the longest being 279 to Brighton, which took more than nine days.

Mr Cunliffe, of Worsthorne, said running helped him overcome post-traumatic stress disorder which he developed after working in Southeast Asia as a charity worker, where he saw violent crime and poverty.

UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin presented the award to Mr Cunliffe at Thursday’s Champions League group stage draw in Monaco.

Mr Cunliffe also met Manchester United legend Eric Cantona, and managed to grab a quick picture with him during the celebrations.

Speaking to UEFA, Mr Cunliffe said: “I have been blown away by winning the Equal Game Award. It’s an absolutely amazing thing to happen to me.

“I haven’t even kicked a ball all season which I think shows the power of football and the power of a fan who is representing his community.

“I started this run away challenge to reach out to as many people as I possibly could to improve their mental health and to help me improve my mental health.

“It’s been a massive physical and mental challenge, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to complete it.

“But with the support of football fans across the UK and Europe I have been able to complete it, so I am very, very happy.”

Having raised £38,000, the United Nations aid worker is now contemplating his next challenge ­— running to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The cash has been split between Burnley FC in the Community and the Clarets’ official charity.

UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin said: “Scott’s story is an inspiration to many.

“Through his commitment and hard work, he has raised money to help communities.

“The example Scott has set also provides a clear demonstration of just how physical activity like running or playing football can significantly benefit a person’s health.”