The Best FIFA Women's Player

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The Best FIFA Women's Player is an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA.[1] Prior to 2016, the award was known as the female FIFA World Player of the Year.


The selection criteria for the players of the year are: sporting performance, as well as general conduct on and off the pitch.

The votes are decided by media representatives, national team coaches, and national team captains. In October 2016, it was announced that the general public would also be allowed to vote.[2] Each group has 25% of the overall vote.

At the 2017 awards, 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Bronze Ball and Bronze Shoe winner and amateur club player Deyna Castellanos was nominated. Professional players Megan Rapinoe and Sam Kerr criticized the nomination.[3]


Year Rank Player Team
2016 1st United States Carli Lloyd United States Houston Dash
2nd Brazil Marta Sweden FC Rosengård
3rd Germany Melanie Behringer Germany Bayern Munich
2017 1st Netherlands Lieke Martens
2nd United States Carli Lloyd
3rd Venezuela Deyna Castellanos United States Santa Clarita Blue Heat
2018 1st Brazil Marta United States Orlando Pride
2nd Germany Dzsenifer Marozsán France Lyon
3rd Norway Ada Hegerberg France Lyon


  1. ^ "Circular no. 1560" (PDF). 21 October 2016. Archived from the original (pdf) on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. ^ "The fans take centre stage". 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  3. ^ Megan Rapinoe says FIFA doesn't care about women's soccer - ESPN, 23 October 2017

See also

External links

  • Official Facebook website
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