Sam Kerr nominated for 2022 Ballon d'Or

CommBank Matildas star Sam Kerr has been nominated for the 2022 Ballon d'Or Féminin, nominated for the fourth consecutive time. 

The Australian captain is one of 20 nominees in the running to claim the prestigious individual award. 

It comes after another history-making season for club and country for the striker, claiming back-to-back WSL Golden Boots with Chelsea and becoming the all-time leading goalscorer for Australia earlier in the year. 

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This is the fourth year the award has been presented, and the fourth consecutive nomination for the Australian forward. Kerr finished third at the 2021 Ballon d'Or with 46 points, the Spanish duo of Jenni Hermoso and Alexia Putellas making up second and first, respectively, with the latter receiving 186 points to claim the title for the first time. 

The 2022 Ballon d'Or winners will be announced at an event in Paris on October 17, 2022. 

The full list of nominees are: Sam Kerr (Chelsea), Selma Bacha (Lyon), Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona), Millie Bright (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)

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