A total of 20 players have been nominated for the Women’s Ballon d’Or by the organizers of the Ballon D’Or award, France Football.
No room for the four-time African Player of The Year, Asisat Oshoala as four members of the Barcelona team which secured victory in the Women’s Champions League last season and another – Irene Paredes – who has since joined the all-conquering Catalan side.
Champions League finalists Chelsea also have five players on the list while USA superstar Megan Rapinoe, who is the reigning holder also misses out on the list.
Nominees: Ellen White, Christiane Endler, Jennifer Hermoso, Fran Kirby, Kadidiatou Diani, Alexia Putellas, Magdalena Eriksson, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Sam Kerr, Stina Blackstenius, Wendie Renard, Samantha Mewis, Pernille Harder, Vivianne Miedema, Sandra Paños, Lieke Martens, Jessie Fleming Irene Paredes, Ashley Lawrence, Christine Sinclair.
The winner will be announced on November 29.