Congratulations to the five players revealed this morning as the shortlisted nominees for the #bbcwfoty 2019.
The five-person shortlist was chosen by a panel of experts including coaches, players, administrators and journalists. Voting opened at 06:00 BST today and will close at 09:00 BST on Thursday, 2 May. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, 22 May on BBC World Service. If you recall, England and Lyon defender Lucy Bronze was the winner of the award last year.
The nominees are (in alphabetical order):
Pernille Harder (Vfl Wolfsburg/Denmark forward)
Ada Hegerberg (Lyon striker)
Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns/USA midfielder)
Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars & Perth Glory/Australia striker)
Saki Kumagai (Lyon/Japan defender/midfielder)