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Oshoala Nominated For 2022 Women’s Ballon d’Or


Reigning Africa player of the year, Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the women’s Ballon d’Or, awarded to the best female footballer of 2022.

Oshoala who played just one game at the just concluded 2022 WAFCON was nominated alongside her Barcelona player,

Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas, the 2021 Ballon d’Or winner, is nominated too.

Chelsea’s Sam Kerr, who scored 20 goals in the Women’s Super League in 2021-22, is also in the running for the prize.

Arsenal’s Netherlands forward Vivianne Miedema has also been nominated.

Organisers will announce the winner on 17 October.

2022 Women’s Ballon d’Or nominees

Selma Bacha (Lyon, France)

Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona, Sweden)

Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal, Netherlands)

Lucy Bronze (Barcelona, England)

Sam Kerr (Chelsea, Australia)

Christiane Endler (Lyon, Chile)

Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg, Germany)

Kadidiatou Diani (Paris St-Germain, France)

Catarina Macario (Lyon, United States)

Alexia Putellas (Barcelona, Spain)

Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg, Germany)

Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona, Spain)

Wendie Renard (Lyon, France)

Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave, United States)

Beth Mead (Arsenal, England)

Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona, Nigeria)

Marie-Antoinette Katoto (Paris St-Germain, France)

Millie Bright (Chelsea, England)

Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit, United States)

Ada Hegerberg (Lyon, Norway)





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