Vivianne Miedema wins BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2021 award

Vivianne Miedema is BBC Women's Footballer of the year 2021
Vivianne Miedema is held aloft by Arsenal teammate Katie McCabe. (Photo: Martin Sidorjak/Getty Images)

Vivianne Miedema won the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2021 award after coming second to Lucy Bronze last time.

The leading all-time scorer for both her country and the WSL, Miedema also netted the most goals ever at a Olympic women’s tournament in Tokyo this summer.

Arsenal’s 25-year-old Netherlands striker won the award ahead of Australia and Chelsea forward Sam Kerr and third-placed Spain and Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putellas.

Also on the five-player shortlist for the BBC World Service award had been Canada and Paris St-Germain defender Ashley Lawrence, plus Norway and Barcelona winger Caroline Graham Hansen.

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