In recent years, recognition for the best players at the top of the women’s game has been increasing. Those at the very top of their profession, perhaps even more so than in the men’s game, transcend their sport and inspire youngsters across the world.
Lieke Martens was named The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2017 in London, recognised for her outstanding exploits on the international and domestic scene with the Netherlands and Barcelona.
The ten-woman shortlist for The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2018 award - based on their respective achievements during the period from 7 August 2017 to 24 May 2018 inclusive - will be compiled by a panel of experts representing all of FIFA’s confederations and revealed on 23 Jul*y*. From that shortlist, key members of the women’s footballing community - namely journalists, fans, national team coaches and captains - will vote for the winner, with the final three nominees to be announced at a later date.
All award winners will be revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards show in London on 24 September.