The Best FIFA Football Awards™

Monday 24 September 2018, London

The Best FIFA Women's Player

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Marta

There are not many superlatives left to describe the magnificent talents of Marta. The Brazilian legend is quite simply one of the greatest players to have graced the game and that stance atop football’s podium has been strengthened after being named The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2018.

This year’s nomination to be the top women’s player on the planet was – incredibly – the 14th time that she has been labelled among the elite and 2018 represented the 12th time that she had been named in the top three. This year’s crowning as The Best is the sixth time she has been elected the world’s top women’s player.

But her coronation is not simply for her longevity, it is for her outstanding achievements during 2017/18, where she captained Brazil to the Copa america title and helped her club side Orlando Pride to a long run in arguably the most challenging women’s league in world football: the USA’s National Women’s Soccer League. Still going strong at 32, there is no doubt that Marta can be among the elite for many more years to come.

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The Finalists
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Ada Hegerberg
Ada Hegerberg

Helped Lyon win Ligue 1 Feminine, with 31 goals in just 20 appearances

Won UEFA Women’s Champions League and set new competition record of 15 goals in one edition

Named in UEFA Women’s Champions League squad of the tournament

Ada Hegerberg
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Dzsenifer Marozsan
Dzsenifer Marozsan

Won league and UEFA Women’s Champions League double with Lyon

Captained Germany to five wins in six Women’s World Cup qualifying games

Named in UEFA Women’s Champions League squad of the tournament

Dzsenifer Marozsan
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The Other Candidates
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Lucy Bronze
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Lucy Bronze

Won league and UEFA Women’s Champions League double in maiden season in France

Helped England remain unbeaten in Women’s World Cup qualifying during 2017/18 

Named in UEFA Women’s Champions League squad of the tournament

Lucy Bronze
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Pernille Harder
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Pernille Harder

Helped Wolfsburg lift Frauen-Bundesliga, scoring league-high 17 goals

Scored eight in UEFA Women’s Champions League, including one in the final

Named in UEFA Women’s Champions League squad of the tournament

Pernille Harder
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Amandine Henry
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Amandine Henry

Helped Lyon win Ligue 1 Feminine and UEFA Women’s Champions League double

Scored in UEFA Women’s Champions League final

Named in UEFA Women’s Champions League squad of the tournament

Amandine Henry
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Samantha Kerr
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Samantha Kerr

Top scorer in 2017 NWSL with 17 goals for Sky Blue FC

Helped Australia to AFC Women’s Asian Cup final, scoring three goals

Scored 11 goals in 14 games for Matildas in 2017/18 (September 2017 to April 2018)

Samantha Kerr
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Saki Kumagai
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Saki Kumagai

Captained Japan to AFC Women’s Asian Cup win

Won league and UEFA Women’s Champions League double with Lyon

Named in UEFA Women’s Champions League squad of the tournament

Saki Kumagai
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Megan Rapinoe
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Megan Rapinoe

Helped USA to 2018 SheBelieves Cup title, scoring winner against Germany in opener

Played key role in unbeaten run of 12 USA games without defeat (September 2017 to April 2018)

Scored 12 goals in 18 NWSL games for Seattle Reign in 2017 campaign

Megan Rapinoe
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Wendie Renard
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Wendie Renard

Captained Olympique Lyonnais to league and UEFA Women’s Champions League double

Named in UEFA Women’s Champions League team of the tournament

Earned 100th Les Bleues cap in April 2018, in an 8-0 friendly victory over Nigeria

Wendie Renard
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