Mackenzie Arnold places 3rd for #TheBest FIFA Women's Goalkeeper

Mackenzie Arnold has placed third for The Best FIFA Women's Goalkeeper, with the goalkeeper marking her first nomination for the award with a spot in the finalists. 

The shot-stopper was named to the seven-player short-list back in September, her first nomination for the award, after helping Australia to a history-making FIFA Women's World Cup™ finish on home soil. 

This list was then whittled down to three finalists, with Arnold named alongside joined by England's Mary Earps and Spain's Cata Coll. 

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England's Mary Earps topped the poll with 28 scoring points ahead of Catalina Coll of Spain (14 points) and Australia’s Mackenzie Arnold (12 points).

Arnold earned the most clean sheets at the FIFA Women's World Cup™, recording four shutouts as she helped Australia to a fourth-place finish, the team's best-ever finish at a FIFA Women's World Cup™.

Mackenzie Arnold (18 Australia) celebrates a goal during the 2023 FIFA Womens World Cup Group B football match between Canada and Australia at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (AAMI Park) in Melbourne, Australia. (Noe Llamas / SPP)
Mackenzie Arnold celebrates a goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup Group B match between Canada and Australia at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: Noe Llamas / SPP)

The award not only takes into account the previous tournament but also club football where Arnold was named West Ham United's Player of the Season, rewarded for her consistent performances between the sticks with the captain's armband for the 2023/24 season for the Hammers.  

Arnold was also shortlisted for the Women's World 11 for the first time, with Mary Earps also taking out the award.