Arsenal’s Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema have been nominated for the 2021-22 Ballon D’Or award. The Arsenal forwards both made the 20 strong shortlist with the winner to be announced on October 17th.
Mead won Arsenal’s Player of the Season award with both the supporters club and Arsenal.com and then went on to win the Player of the Tournament and the Golden Boot as England won Euro 2022.
Miedema enjoyed another solid season which saw her move from the number 9 position to number 10, however, a covid infection impacted her performance at Euro 2022 where she missed two games and was not really fit for the third.
The other players nominated were: Sam Kerr, Christiane Endler, Kadidiatou Diani, Lucy Bronze, Selma Bacha, Fridolina Rolfo, Alexia Putellas, Lena Oberdorf, Trinity Rodman, Wendie Renard, Asisat Oshoala, Alex Morgan, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Ada Hegerberg, Millie Bright, Aitana Bonmati, Catarina Macario, Alexandra Popp.
Arsenal’s Euro 2022 winners and Rafaelle, who won the Copa America with Brazil this summer, will return to full training with Arsenal on Monday.
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