Women's Player of the Year: meet the nominees

We introduce UEFA Women's Player of the Year nominees Pernille Harder, Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry.

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Pernille Harder, Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry make up the shortlist for the 2017/18 UEFA Women's Player of the Year award.

  • Winner announced in Monaco on 30 August
  • Previous winners: Lieke Martens (2017), Ada Hegerberg (2016), Célia Šašić (2015), Nadine Kessler (2014), Nadine Angerer (2013)
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Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg & Denmark)

Close to pipping Martens to the award last year, the 25-year-old Denmark captain spearheaded Wolfsburg's run to the UEFA Women's Champions League final and another German double with her versatile forward play, top-scoring in the Frauen-Bundesliga.

2017/18 honours: German League winner, German Cup winner, UEFA Women's Champions League runner-up
Previous award finishes: 2nd (2017)

Meet the nominees
Meet the nominees

Stats:

Domestic league
Appearances: 21
Goals: 17

UEFA Women's Champions League
Appearances: 8
Goals: 8
Assists: 6

FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying
Appearances: 5
Goals: 5
Assists: 3

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Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)

The 2015/16 prize winner hit a competition record-equalling 14 goals in helping Lyon win that season's UEFA Women's Champions League. This time she went one better with 15 goals as Lyon made it three European titles in a row – the latest feat for a prolific forward who has more than 250 career goals by the age of 23, including 47 last term for her club, where she is now under contract till 2021. Currently not playing international football for Norway.

2017/18 honours: UEFA Women's Champions League winner, French League winner, French Cup runner-up
Previous award finishes: 1st (2016)

Stats:

2016: Hegerberg voted Europe's best
2016: Hegerberg voted Europe's best

Domestic league
Appearances: 20
Goals: 31

UEFA Women's Champions League
Appearances: 9
Goals: 15
Assists: 2

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Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns/Lyon & France)

After helping Portland triumph in the American NWSL play-offs last October, Henry returned to Lyon, where the midfield anchor had previously played with glittering success between 2007 and 2016. She quickly proved the fulcrum of what would be the 28-year-old's fourth UEFA Women's Champions League victory with the club, crucially equalising in extra time of their 4-1 final win against Wolfsburg and being named player of the match.

2017/18 honours: UEFA Women's Champions League winner, French League winner, NWSL winner, French Cup runner-up
Previous award finishes: 2nd (2016, 2015)

Stats:

Watch highlights of Lyon's triumph in Kyiv
Watch highlights of Lyon's triumph in Kyiv

Domestic league
Portland Thorns (2017)
Appearances: 23
Goals: 3

Lyon (2017/18)

Appearances: 7
Goals: 3

UEFA Women's Champions League
Appearances: 5
Goals: 1
Assists: 0

International (France automatically qualified for World Cup as hosts)
Appearances: 10
Goals: 4

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