Women’s Golden Ball – The French magazine France Football announced the 20 nominees to win the top soccer prize in the 2021 edition. The players were defined according to the vote of 180 journalists from around the world. The delivery ceremony will take place next Monday, November 29 at the Châtelet Theater in Paris, the same place as in 2019. In this note we will tell you who they are and which countries lead the list. There are also Latina players who could get to keep the recognition.
It is no surprise that the European country leads the list with four players: Irene Paredes (PSG), Alexia Putellas, Sandra Paños and Jennifer Hermoso (FC Barcelona). Of course, the Barça team contributes to the majority after the great season they did in the national league, the Queen’s Cup and in the champions league. He had already warned at the UEFA awards, his power is intact.
Canada brings three players to the roster: Jessie Fleming, who plays for Chelsea; Ashley Lawrence, from Paris Saint-Germain, and Christine Sinclair, who plays for Portland Thorns. For its part, France adds the names of: Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto, both from PSG, and Wendie Renard, from Olimpique de Lyon.
Sweden always present at the hands of Magdalena Eriksson, from Chelsea, and Stina Blackstenius, from BK Häcken. For their part, England have Ellen White from Manchester City and Fran Kirby from Chelsea. For the Netherlands, Vivianne Miedema represents Arsenal and Lieke Martens represents Barcelona.
For reasons related to the coronavirus pandemic, the magazine France Football decided not to deliver the award in 2020 as the organizers considered that it negatively affected all the leagues in the world. However, in its previous edition, the women’s Golden Ball was won by the American Megan Rapinoe. However, the renowned soccer player this year was not chosen for the award nomination and only one American will fight to win the Ballon d’Or,
The only Latin player who is present on the list is Christiane Endler, goalkeeper -and captain- of the Chilean team is one of the best in her position worldwide. She was twice nominated for best goalkeeper by FIFA. At the end of last season, and after four years at the club, Endler left PSG after winning the French Championship title for the first time. Currently, he defends the Olympique de Lyon shirt, which is aiming for an eighth title.
Alexia Putellas (Spain),
Magdalena Eriksson (Sweden),
Marie-Antoinette Katoto (France),
Sam Kerr (Australia),
Stina Blackstenius (Sweden),
Wendie Renard (France),
Samantha Mewis (United States),
Pernille Harder (Denmark),
Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands),
Sandra Paños (Spain),
Lieke Martens (Netherlands),
Jessie Fleming (Canada),
Irene Paredes (Spain),
Ashley Lawrence (Canada),
Christine Sinclair (Canada),
Ellen White (England),
Christiane Endler (Chile),
Jennifer Hermoso (Spain),
Fran Kirby (England)
Kadidiatou Diani (France).