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5 gamers have been shortlisted for the BBC Girls’s Footballer of the Yr 2018 award and voting is now open.

Click on on the nominees’ names under to view their full participant profiles:

You possibly can vote in your favorite on-line till 08:00 GMT (09:00 BST) on Tuesday, eight Could.

The shortlist was chosen by a panel of consultants concerned within the recreation from all world wide, together with coaches, gamers, directors and journalists.

Right here we take a look at the 5 contenders vying for the BBC World Service honour, which is in its fourth yr.

Lucy Bronze

Meet the England and Olympique Lyonnais participant who is likely one of the 5 nominees

Nation: England Caps: 57 Targets: 6

Membership: Olympique Lyonnais Place: Defender Age: 26

Bronze headed in Manchester Metropolis’s opening purpose as they beat Birmingham Metropolis 4-1 to win the Girls’s FA Cup for the primary time in Could 2017.

She was a member of the England crew who reached the semi-finals of Euro 2017, the place they misplaced to eventual winners and hosts the Netherlands.

The best-back signed for European champions Olympique Lyonnais final August, saying she wished to enhance her technical abilities and was looking for a brand new problem.

Learn a full profile of Bronze here.

Pernille Tougher

Meet the Denmark and VFL Wolfsburg participant who is likely one of the 5 nominees

Nation: Denmark Caps: 99 Targets: 51

Membership: VfL Wolfsburg Place: Ahead Age: 25

Tougher captained Denmark to runners-up spot at Euro 2017, scoring one of many targets as her facet misplaced 4-2 to the Netherlands in an exciting closing.

She helped Wolfsburg win the Bundesliga final season and likewise scored each of her membership’s targets as they beat SC Sand 2-1 to win the German Cup in Could 2017.

The ahead joined Wolfsburg in January 2017, having been high scorer within the Swedish high flight with 23 targets on her technique to successful the title with Linkopings.

Learn a full profile of Tougher here.

Sam Kerr

Meet the Australia, Chicago Purple Stars and Perth Glory participant who is likely one of the 5 nominees

Nation: Australia Caps: 67 Targets: 24

Membership: Chicago Purple Stars/Perth Glory Place: Ahead Age: 24

Kerr turned the all-time main scorer within the Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League (NWSL) in the USA final yr with 43 targets.

She scored her first hat-trick for her nation as Australia beat Japan 4-2 on their technique to successful the 2017 Event of Nations and was the highest scorer on the occasion.

She left Sky Blue FC to affix Chicago Purple Stars in January 2018, and she or he performs for hometown membership Perth Glory within the Australian W-League through the NWSL low season.

Learn a full profile of Kerr here.

Dzsenifer Marozsan

Meet the Germany and Olympique Lyonnais participant who is likely one of the 5 nominees

Nation: Germany Caps: 86 Targets: 32

Membership: Olympique Lyonnais Place: midfielder Age: 26

Marozsan helped Lyon win the Champions League, French league and French Cup final yr.

She was the main supplier of assists within the French high flight with 14 in 22 video games and scored in each penalty shoot-outs as Lyon beat Paris St-Germain within the Cup and Champions League finals.

Having gained an Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016, the midfielder was named Germany captain a couple of weeks later.

Learn a full profile of Marozsan here.

Lieke Martens

Meet the Barcelona and Netherlands participant who is likely one of the 5 nominees

Nation: Netherlands Caps: 90 Targets: 38

Membership: Barcelona Femeni Place: midfielder Age: 25

Martens scored three targets at Euro 2017, together with one within the closing, as her Netherlands crew gained the title on residence soil.

She was named participant of the match and likewise gained Uefa and Fifa’s participant of the yr awards in 2017.

This yr she was joint high scorer with three targets on the Algarve Cup, with Netherlands sharing the title with Sweden after the ultimate was cancelled due to heavy rain.

Learn a full profile of Martens here.

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