- Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema has been nominated for the 2019 Ballon D’Or. The Dutch striker scored a record 22 WSL goals en route to the league title last season.
The 23-year old also helped her country to this year’s World Cup Final and broke the Netherlands all time goal scoring record during the tournament.
Pregame ceremony with Manon Melis before the Euro 2021 Qualifying match against Turkey, Vivianne Miedema gets honored for becoming the Netherlands topscorer. pic.twitter.com/oOjNL4IrL5
— tobin stan with superiority complex (@johnstons08) September 3, 2019
Former Gunners keeper Sari van Veenendaal is also nominated. Sari left the club this summer for Atlético Madrid. The full list of nominees are as follows:
Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Ellen White (Manchester City), Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars), Nilla Fischer (Wolfsburg), Amandine Henry (Lyon), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Dzenifer Marozsan (Lyon), Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg), Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC), Lieke Martens (Barcelona), Sari van Veenendal (Atletico Madrid), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Marta (Orlando Pride), Ada Hegerberg (Lyon), Kosovare Asllani, Sofia Jakobsson (both CD Tacon/Real Madrid), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns).
The award will be voted on by a collection of 50 journalists from around the world with the finalists and winner being announced on Dec. 2 in Paris.
2⃣2⃣ goals scored in 18/19 by @BarclaysFAWSL top-scorer Miedema… ?
— Barclays FA Women's Super League (@BarclaysFAWSL) August 16, 2019