September 30, 2022

Australian Matildas captain Sam Kerr has been named in a 20-strong record for the ladies’s Ballon d’Or – soccer’s biggest particular person honour.

Kerr completed third in final 12 months’s voting, however this season has received the league and cup double whereas claiming the golden boot.

The previous Sydney FC and Perth Glory striker has already scooped numerous honours after a powerful season with Chelsea, together with the Greatest Worldwide Athlete, Girls’s Soccer for the third time on the ESPYS.

It has been an enormous season for Aussie Sam Kerr that has culminated in one other nomination for the ladies’s Ballon d’Or – soccer’s biggest particular person honour

She kicked two targets for Chelsea to safe their third straight Tremendous League title in Might this 12 months plus there have been a mountain of particular person honours.

Kerr’s trophy-winning exploits noticed her turn into the primary Australian ever to win the English PFA Gamers’ Participant of the Yr amongst different accolades.

She additionally took dwelling the FWA’s Footballer of the Yr and WSL Participant of the Season, whereas she grew to become the primary Aussie girl to assert an award after Harry Kewell’s 2000 PFA Younger Participant of the Yr honour.

Kerr grew to become the primary feminine footballer to characteristic on the duvet of a worldwide model of FIFA.

Lucy Bronze, who was runner-up in 2019, is considered one of three members of England’s Euro-winning squad to be short-listed alongside Millie Brilliant and Arsenal ahead Beth Mead who received the Golden Boot on the ladies’s Euro.

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France have 4 nominations — Selma Bacha, Kadidiatou Diani, Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Wendie Renard.

Kerr celebrates scoring her side's first goal against United States during the women's bronze medal soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Kerr celebrates scoring her aspect’s first aim towards United States through the ladies’s bronze medal soccer match on the 2020 Summer season Olympics

Defending champion Alexia Putellas, who was dominated out of the Euros with a final minute harm, and Norwegian star Ada Hegerberg, the primary winner of the prize in 2018, are additionally within the operating.

The awards, to be introduced in October, at the moment are based mostly on a daily season from August to July reasonably than a calendar 12 months.

The 2022 Ballon d’Or winners can be introduced at an occasion in Paris on October 17, 2022.

The total record of nominees are: Sam Kerr (Chelsea), Selma Bacha (Lyon), Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona), Millie Brilliant (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Kadidiatou Diani (PSG), Christiane Endler (Lyon), Ada Hegerberg (Lyon), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG), Catarina Macario (Lyon), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave), Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg), Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona), Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg), Alexia Putellas (Barcelona), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit) and Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona)