Women’s Ballon d’Or 2021 nominees announced

USA's Megan Rapinoe won the 2019 Ballon' d'Or
Megan Rapinoe was the last winner in a very successful 2019 for her. Photo: Richard Heathcote. (Shekicks.net uses images provided by Getty Images)

Thirty nominees are in contention for France Football’s Women’s Ballon d’Or 2021 award, with the winner to be announced in December.

A selection of journalists, national team coaches and captains will pick their top five players from the shortlist, a third of which is made up of players from UWCL finalists Barcelona and Chelsea.

There was no award last year due to the pandemic but previous winners were Ada Hegerberg (2018) and Megan Rapinoe (2019).

Women’s Ballon d’Or 2021 nominees

Stina Blackstenius (Häcken)
Kadidiatou Diani (PSG)
Christiane Endler (Lyon)
Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea)
Jessie Fleming (Chelsea)
Pernille Harder (Chelsea)
Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona)
Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG)
Sam Kerr (Chelsea)
Fran Kirby (Chelsea)
Ashley Lawrence (PSG)
Lieke Martens (Barcelona)
Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage)
Viviane Miedema (Arsenal)
Sandra Panos (Barcelona)
Irene Paredes (PSG, Barcelona)
Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)
Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Christine Sinclair (Thorns FC)
Ellen White (Manchester City)

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