Earps in contention for Ballon d'Or

Thursday 07 September 2023 09:45

Manchester United keeper Mary Earps has been handed a much-deserved place on the Ballon d'Or shortlist, along with new signing Hinata Miyazawa.

Our superb stopper is one of four England stars competing for the trophy awarded to the best female footballer on the planet in 2022/23.

Her World Cup heroics produced some of the standout moments during the tournament, with the Lionesses going all the way to the final before being edged out by Spain.

The Golden Glove award was due recognition for her efforts as she saved a penalty from Jennifer Hermoso in the showpiece event to keep English hopes alive, and was in consistently excellent form between the posts. 

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The other England representatives on the list are Georgia Stanway, Rachel Daly and Millie Bright.

United's second contender is new arrival Miyazawa, whose scoring prowess with Japan earned her the Golden Boot in Australia and New Zealand. The midfielder sealed a summer switch to the Reds on Wednesday and is an exciting new capture for Marc Skinner's side.

Her five goals in four games followed the attacker's previous exploits for Mynavi Sendai in her homeland. 

Best of luck to the United duo as we await the awards ceremony in Paris next month.


Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona)
Millie Bright (Chelsea)
Linda Caicedo (Real Madrid)
Olga Carmona (Real Madrid)
Rachel Daly (Aston Villa)
Debinha (Kansas City)
Kadidiatou Diani (Lyon)
Mary Earps (UNITED)
Patricia Guijarro (Barcelona)
Yui Hasegawa (Manchester City)
Amanda Ilestedt (Arsenal)
Sam Kerr (Chelsea)
Mapi Leon (Barcelona)
Katie McCabe (Arsenal)
Hinata Miyazawa (UNITED)
Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg)
Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona)
Ewa Pajor (Wolfsburg)
Salma Paralluelo (Barcelona)
Alexandra Popp (Wolsburg)
Hayley Raso (Real Madrid)
Alba Redondo (Levante)
Guro Reiten (Chelsea)
Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona)
Jill Roord (Manchester City)
Khadija Shaw (Manchester City)
Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns)
Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich)
Daphne van Domselaar (Aston Villa)