Sam Kerr of Australia says she is pleased to be nominated for another important individual award after making the BBC’s women’s footballer of the year shortlist.
The Matildas skipper joined Alexia Putellas of Spain, Ashley Lawrence of Canada, Caroline Graham Hansen of Norway, and Vivianne Miedema of the Netherlands on the five-woman list.
Kerr, who has been nominated for the award for the past four years, is in contention to win the Ballon d’Or for the third time in her career after being named on a 20-strong shortlist earlier this month.
“It’s nice to be nominated against so many other great names, it’s a huge honour,” she said of the latest nomination.
The Chelsea striker has enjoyed yet another stellar year, winning the Women’s Super League, Continental League Cup and Community Shield with her club, while picking up the league’s golden boot after scoring 21 goals in 22 matches.
Source : guardian sport