Thursday, June 13, 2024

Vivianne Miedema Nominated for Ballon D’Or

  • 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.

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.

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Great news, well deserved from such an excellent player!!


When you prefer to watch the women do the business bc the men’s first team are abject.

I thought van De Donk was also excellent. Pair of Dutch girls really running the roost.

Peter Story Teller

At last we have converted you, Santori!

Peter Story Teller

And Viv is considerably younger than most on that list so she could still be nominated for many years to come!

Chris Humphrey

Well deserved Viv but why (and who!) keeps “wheeling” out the same old names for these things?
Marta 10 years ago, yes. In 2019 , no . Not far off being old enough to be Viv’s mum.
Also, congratulations Sari but do a couple of excellent performances at the World Cup warrant this accolade?

Peter Story Teller

I agree, how can you compare 2019 Marta to Alex Morgan or Rose Lavelle? Did the selection panel whoever thay are watch the World Cup?
I suspect in this daft non-devisive world in which we live a certain number of candidates have to come from each field position hence Sari and even more surprising Sarah Bouhaddi. Best player in the world? Seriously?

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