Skip to main content

Women's Ballon d'Or 2021: Nominees announced for the best player in the world award

Ballon d'Or
(Image credit: PA)

The nominees for the Women's Ballon d'Or 2021 are in, with France Football's award for the greatest footballer on Earth set to be announced in December. 

Last year, the award was cancelled for the first time in its history, owing to the pandemic but the Ballon d'Or is returning for 2021 and taking the previous 12 months of football into account. 

BDO 2021 The favourites to be crowned the best men’s player this year

France Football have decided upon the 30-man shortlist for the prize; after which, a selection of international journalists, national team coaches and captains will be asked to pick their top five players from the 30.

Women's Ballon d'Or 2021 award nominees

  • Kadidiatou Diani (PSG)
  • Fran Kirby (Chelsea)
  • Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona)
  • Christiane Endler (Lyon)
  • Christine Sinclair (Thorns FC)
  • Ashley Lawrence (PSG)
  • Irene Paredes (PSG, Barcelona)
  • Jessie Fleming (Chelsea)
  • Lieke Martens (Barcelona)
  • Sandra Panos ( Barcelona)
  • Viviane Miedema (Arsenal)
  • Ellen White (Manchester City)
  • Pernille Harder (Chelsea )
  • Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage)
  • Wendie Renard (LyonL)
  • Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG)
  • Stina Blackstenius (Häcken)
  • Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea)
  • Sam Kerr (Chelsea)
  • Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)

Subscribe to FourFourTwo today and get three issues delivered for just £3. The offer ends October 17, 2021.

Restock your kit bag with the best deals for footballers on Amazon right now

READ NEXT

RUNNERS AND RIDERS Ballon d’Or 2021: The favourites to be crowned the best men’s player this year

LIST Where's every Premier League owner from, and what is their net worth?

MONEY OFF Best Football Manager 2022 deal: Save over 30% on FM22 pre-orders with this FourFourTwo code