Arsenal and England winger Beth Mead is one of the runners-up to Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas in this year’s FIFA Best award. The timeframe of the award covers 1 August 2021 until July 31 2022. Mead was shortlisted for the main award with Alexia and Alex Morgan.
Mead was voted as Arsenal’s player of the season for 2021-22 before winning the Golden Boot and the player of the tournament at Euro 2022 as she formed part of the England team who won the trophy on home soil.
Mead also finished as the runner-up to Alexia in the Ballon D’Or award. Mead is currently recovering from an ACL injury sustained in March, as is Alexia, who picked her injury up on the eve of the Euros. Alex Morgan finished 2nd in this year’s awards.
Alex Morgan pipped Beth Mead to second place on a strong fan vote. pic.twitter.com/l0XK6pWCEX
— Rich Laverty (@RichJLaverty) February 27, 2023
Meanwhile, Mead and Arsenal centre-back Leah Williamson were voted into the FIFPRO World XI. Leah Williamson was eighth in the voting for the Best award and Vivianne Miedema finished 12th.
✨ The 2022 FIFA FIFPRO Women's #World11:
— FIFPRO (@FIFPRO) February 27, 2023