Carmona, Bonmati, and Kerr Among Shortlist for UEFA Women’s Player of the Year


The UEFA Women’s Player of the Year shortlist has been revealed, showcasing the remarkable achievements of three outstanding footballers. Among the finalists are Patri Guijarro Bonmati, Carla Carmona, and Sam Kerr, each of whom has left an indelible mark on the world of women’s football.

Patri Guijarro Bonmati, a key player for the reigning European champions Barcelona, captained Spain during the World Cup and earned the prestigious title of player of the tournament. Carla Carmona, representing Real Madrid, scored the decisive goal in the final against England, showcasing her crucial role in her team’s triumph.

Sam Kerr, who played a pivotal role as Australia reached the semi-finals in their home World Cup, emerged as Chelsea’s leading scorer in their triumphant English Super League campaign. Despite facing tough competition, including a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, Kerr’s contributions were noteworthy and impactful.

The selection of these exceptional athletes was determined through a voting process that included coaches of clubs participating in last season’s Champions League group stages, coaches from UEFA-affiliated countries, and a panel of esteemed European journalists. Although England and Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps narrowly missed the top three, her remarkable performance was acknowledged.

The winner of the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award will be unveiled on August 31st in Monaco during the draw for the men’s Champions League group stage. In the past two years, the honor was claimed by Spain and Barcelona striker Alexia Putellas.

In addition to the player award, the finalists for the coaching accolade have also been announced. The esteemed nominees include Jonatan Giraldez from Barcelona, Jorge Vilda from Spain, and Sarina Wiegman from England, all of whom played significant roles in shaping the women’s football landscape.

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