#Lionesses duo nominated for first Women’s Ballon d’Or award

Fran Kirby and Lucy Bronze. (Photo: PA Images)

England’s Lucy Bronze and Fran Kirby are among fifteen players nominated for France Football’s inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or award.

Bronze is one of seven players from UWCL winners Lyon that made the cut, while Brazil’s Marta looks to add to the FIFA Best female player award won last month.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on 3rd December.

2018 Women’s Ballon d’Or nominees

Lucy Bronze – England / Lyon
Pernille Harder – Denmark / Wolfsburg
Ada Hegerberg – Norway / Lyon
Amandine Henry – France / Lyon
Lindsey Horan – USA / Portland Thorns
Sam Kerr – Australia / Chicago Red Stars
Fran Kirby – England / Chelsea
Saki Kumagai – Japan / Lyon
Dzsenifer Marozsan – Germany / Lyon
Amel Majri – France / Lyon
Marta – Brazil / Orlando Pride
Lieke Martens – Netherlands / Barcelona
Megan Rapinoe – USA / Seattle Reign
Wendie Renard – France/ Lyon
Christine Sinclair – Canada / Portland Thorns