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Top three nominees revealed for 2021/22 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award!

Following the announcement last week of the nominees for the UEFA men’s player and coach awards, UEFA has today announced the names of the top three nominees for the 2021/22 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award. The award winner will be announced at the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony, which will take place on Thursday 25 August at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul.

On the same occasion, UEFA will also honour the coach who had the biggest impact during the 2021/22 season with the UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year award.

UEFA Women’s Player of the Year

For the women’s player award, an initial shortlist of 22 players was selected by the UEFA technical study group based on their performance during the 2021/22 season at club and/or national team level. The top three nominees were voted for by a jury composed of the coaches of the teams which participated in this summer’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, together with the coaches of the clubs which played in the group stage of the 2021/22 UEFA Women’s Champions League. A group of journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) were also part of the jury.

Coaches and journalists were asked to select their top three players from the shortlist by allocating them five points, three points and one point respectively. The final result was based on the total number of votes cast by the coaches and the journalists. The coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own team.

The three players who received the most points are, in alphabetical order:

Beth MEAD (England – Arsenal Women FC)

Lena OBERDORF (Germany – VfL Wolfsburg)

Alexia PUTELLAS (Spain – FC Barcelona)

The full list of players who received votes is available on UEFA.com.

UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year

For the women’s coach award, an initial shortlist of five coaches was provided by the UEFA technical study group. Similarly to the player’s award, the top three nominees were voted for by a jury composed of the coaches of the teams which participated in UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, together with the coaches of the clubs which played in the group stage of the 2021/22 UEFA Women’s Champions League. A group of journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) were also part of the jury.

The three coaches who received the most points are, in alphabetical order:

Sonia BOMPASTOR (France – Olympique Lyonnais)

Martina VOSS-TECKLENBURG (Germany – Germany women’s national team)

Sarina WIEGMAN (Netherlands – England women’s national team)

The list of coaches who received votes is available on UEFA.com.

The winners and final results of the UEFA women’s and men’s player and coach awards for season 2021/22 will be announced next week.

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