The Best FIFA Women's Player

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The Best FIFA Women's Player is an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA. [1] From 2001 to 2015, the award was known as the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year.

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The selection criteria for the players of the year are: sporting performance, as well as general conduct on and off the pitch.

The votes are decided by media representatives, national team coaches, and national team captains. In October 2016, it was announced that the general public would also be allowed to vote. [2] Each group has 25% of the overall vote.

At the 2017 awards, 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Bronze Ball and Bronze Shoe winner and amateur club player Deyna Castellanos was nominated. Professional players Megan Rapinoe and Sam Kerr criticized the nomination. [3]

2016 FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup Football World Cup

The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was the fifth edition of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The tournament was held in Jordan from 30 September to 21 October 2016.

Deyna Castellanos Footballer

Deyna Cristina Castellanos Naujenis is a Venezuelan footballer who plays for the Florida State Seminoles, the Santa Clarita Blue Heat in the United Women's Soccer and the Venezuela national team.

Megan Rapinoe American soccer player

Megan Anna Rapinoe is an American professional soccer midfielder/winger who plays for and captains Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League. As a member of the United States women's national soccer team, she helped the U.S. win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, the gold at the 2012 London Olympics, and finish runners-up at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Since 2018, she co-captains her national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan.

Winners

YearRankPlayerTeam(s)Votes
2016 1st Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd Flag of the United States.svg Houston Dash 20.68%
2nd Flag of Brazil.svg Marta Flag of Sweden.svg FC Rosengård 16.60%
3rd Flag of Germany.svg Melanie Behringer Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 12.34%
2017 1st Flag of the Netherlands.svg Lieke Martens 21.72%
2nd Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd 16.28%
3rd Flag of Venezuela.svg Deyna Castellanos Flag of the United States.svg Santa Clarita Blue Heat 11.69%
2018 1st Flag of Brazil.svg Marta Flag of the United States.svg Orlando Pride 14.73%
2nd Flag of Germany.svg Dzsenifer Marozsán Flag of France.svg Lyon 12.86%
3rd Flag of Norway.svg Ada Hegerberg Flag of France.svg Lyon 12.60%

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References

  1. "Circular no. 1560" (PDF). FIFA.com. 21 October 2016. Archived from the original (pdf) on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. "The fans take centre stage". FIFA.com. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  3. Megan Rapinoe says FIFA doesn't care about women's soccer - ESPN, 23 October 2017

See also

The Best FIFA Football Awards

The Best FIFA Football Awards is an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA, since 2016.

The Best FIFA Men's Player is an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA, to the world's best men's player. The award is aimed at reviving the FIFA World Player of the Year, which was merged with France Football 's Ballon d'Or in 2010 to become the FIFA Ballon d'Or in a six-year partnership.

The Ballon d'Or Féminin, also known as the Women's Ballon d'Or, is an association football award presented by France Football that honours the best female association football player. It was first awarded in 2018, with Ada Hegerberg of Norway becoming the inaugural recipient of the award.