Fans are being given the chance to vote for the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year – the first award of its kind in the sport. This award will celebrate the top female footballers currently competing in the rapidly growing sport.
A panel of experts which includes journalists, administrators, former players and coaches will come together to determine a five-woman shortlist – announced on 26 April. The winner will be presented with this most prestigious of female football trophies in May.
“This award is a great opportunity to highlight the incredible skill level and depth of talent that exists in women’s football globally,” said Caroline Rigby, managing editor of the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year.
“It will demonstrate how far the game has come in recent years and will enable fans to introduce new fans to the best players in the world.”
The 2015 Women’s World Cup is taking place in Canada later this year.