BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2023 is open for voting, with Sam Kerr in the running for the sixth year in a row. BBC World Service has today announced the shortlist for the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2023 award and voting is now open.
The 2023 shortlisted footballers are:
- Aitana Bonmati – Barcelona and Spain
- Sam Kerr – Chelsea and Australia
- Mary Earps - Manchester United and England
- Alexandra Popp - Wolfsburg and Germany
- Fridolina Rolfö - Barcelona and Sweden
The five contenders for the BBC World Service accolade were chosen by a panel of experts, including coaches, players, administrators and journalists. The winner of the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, 28 November 2023.
The award was first presented in 2015, and previous winners include Beth Mead, Asisat Oshoala, Vivianne Miedema, Lucy Bronze, Kim Little and Ada Hegerberg.
"The most important individual award for me is the Golden Boot because if I'm winning that then the team is probably winning the title, I've put my team in a good position.
"I'm so honoured to be on nomination lists, for me to be in the top female footballers in the world, that's a massive honour for me.
"I come to training every day and see people who have never made that list that out-train me every day.
"I feel really honoured and whether I win one or not it's not going to change the way I play or the way I think of other people on my team or in world football."