Earps voted England Women's Player of the Year

Tuesday 19 September 2023 22:00

Manchester United Women goalkeeper Mary Earps has been crowned England Women’s Player of the Year for the 2022/23 season.

Lionesses supporters have voted the Reds' shot-stopper as the top performer for her endeavours at international level, beating Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood in second and third place respectively. 

Earps had a key role in England’s run to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final this summer, winning FIFA's Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper during the competition in Australia and New Zealand. 

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She was also integral as the team won the inaugural Women’s Finalissima with a shoot-out defeat of Brazil back in April, saving Tamires's spot-kick at Wembley Stadium to help Sarina Wiegman's team on their way to victory.

Earps began the calendar year by winning FIFA The Best Goalkeeper award for 2022. She has the chance to retain the accolade after being nominated again last week for the 2023 edition, alongside her new United team-mate Hinata Miyazawa.
Earps played 16 times for her nation over the last 12 months, with the impressive run including two appearances in the Arnold Clark Cup success back in February.

Her appearances tally also covered all seven England games at the World Cup including a player-of-the-match performance as the Lionesses overcame Nigeria on penalties in the last 16.
Capped 41 times overall, Earps was surprised with the news at St. George’s Park by her international team-mate Millie Bright as she prepared for the start of the UEFA Women’s Nations League.

England take on Scotland at Sunderland on Friday night before travelling to Utrecht to play the Netherlands next Tuesday.

Congratulations on yet another wonderful achievement, Mary!