The shortlist for the 2014/15 UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award:
Four stars of 1. FFC Frankfurt’s successful UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign – and 2013 winner Nadine Angerer – have made the shortlist for the 2014/15 UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award, with the winner to be decided in a live vote on 28 August.
UEFA award nominees
The shortlist has been selected by the coaches of the eight teams that took part in last season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-finals, together with the eight coaches of the European sides which participated at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The first UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award was given to Germany goalkeeper Angerer in 2013, with Nadine Kessler of VfL Wolfsburg being honoured last term.
The jury for the second round of voting is chosen by the ESM group and will be composed of 18 journalists committed to supporting women’s football, with the final three nominees scheduled to be revealed on Wednesday 12 August. The same jury will then cast their votes live during the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on 28 August, with an electronic system used to determine the outright winner.
Twelve players have been included in what is usually a ten-woman shortlist due to three being ranked tenth on equal points.
The 2014/15 UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe nominees, in alphabetical order, are:
Nadine Angerer (Germany – Portland Thorns FC)
Ramona Bachmann (Switzerland – FC Rosengård)
Verónica Boquete (Spain – 1. FFC Frankfurt, now FC Bayern München)
Amandine Henry (France – Olympique Lyonnais)
Simone Laudehr (Germany – 1. FFC Frankfurt)
Eugénie Le Sommer (France – Olympique Lyonnais)
Wendie Renard (France – Olympique Lyonnais)
Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany – 1.FFC Frankfurt)
Anja Mittag (Germany – FC Rosengård, now Paris Saint-Germain)
Alexandra Popp (Germany – VfL Wolfsburg)
Célia Šašić (Germany – 1. FFC Frankfurt, currently unattached)
Caroline Seger (Sweden – Paris Saint-Germain)
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