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Women’s Ballon d’Or: Rapinoe, Hegerberg,  Bronze And 17 Others Shortlisted For The Award
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Women’s Ballon d’Or: Rapinoe, Hegerberg, Bronze And 17 Others Shortlisted For The Award

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

A list of 20 ladies have been announced for this year's Women's Ballon d'Or which will hold on the 2nd of December.

Most of the ladies who were nominated had a good tournament at this year's FIFA Women's World Cup which held in France.

FIFA The Best women's player of the year, Megan Rapinoe and her co-captain of the United States 2019 World Cup-winning team, Alex Morgan made the list.

Manchester City forward Ellen White and Lyon White Lucy Bronze both of the English national team also feature on the list.

Legendary Brazil football star, Marta, Dutch goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal and France defender Wendie Renard also made the cut.

Women’s Ballon d’Or: Rapinoe, Hegerberg,  Bronze And 17 Others Shortlisted For The Award

Last year's winner, Ada Hegerberg who skipped the World Cup this summer because of issues with her Norwegian FA is also shortlisted. The Lyn striker was the inaugural Women's Ballon d'Or winner in 2018.

The event was marred last year by a controversial statement by co-host Martin Solveig, a French DJ who asked Hegerberg during the presentation if she knows how to twerk.

He later apologised after the ceremony while Hegerberg played down suggestions it had marred her win.

The full list of the nominees are:

Lucy Bronze (Lyon)

Ellen White (Manchester City)

Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars)

Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg)

Amandine Henry (Lyon)

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride)

Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)

Dzenifer Marozsan (Lyon)

Pernille Harder (VfL Wolfsburg)

Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon)

Marta (Orlando Pride)

Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)

Kosovare Asllani (CD Tacon)

Sofia Jakobsson (CD Tacon)

Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns)

Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC)

Lieke Martens (Barcelona)

Sari van Veenendaal (Atletico Madrid)

Wendie Renard (Lyon)

Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit)