Kerr shortlisted for Best FIFA Women's Player 2017

FIFA has announced Westfield Matildas star striker Sam Kerr has been shortlisted alongside nine other players for The Best FIFA Women's Player 2017 award.

After a stunning year in the US league and for the national team, the 23-year-old now could crown the year with the ultimate accolade.

The final list of nominees will be announced in early September. 

The candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

Lucy Bronze  (ENG - Manchester City Women)
Deyna Castellanos  (VEN - Santa Clarita Blue Heat)
Pernille Harder  (DEN - Linkopings / VfL Wolfsburg (Women))
Sam Kerr  (AUS - Perth Glory / Sky Blue FC)
Carli Lloyd  (USA - Houston Dash / Manchester City Women)
Dzsenifer Marozsan  (GER - Olympique Lyonnais Feminin)
Lieke Martens  (NED - FC Barcelona Femeni)
Vivianne Miedema  (NED - Arsenal Women)
Wendie Renard  (FRA - Olympique Lyonnais Feminin)
Jodie Taylor  (ENG - Arsenal Women)

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The winner of this award will be chosen by a process involving the four main stakeholders involved in football: national team coaches, captains, selected media and the fans.

The women’s awards take in the time span of 20 November 2016 to 6 August 2017 inclusive.


Voting starts on Monday 21 August, when you can make your choice on .

Voting closes on 7 September. 

The final lists of three nominees for the men’s and women’s player and coach categories – as well as for the FIFA Puskás Award, the FIFA Fan Award and the brand new The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award – will be announced in mid-September.

The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony will be on Monday 23 October, where all winners will be presented with their awards.