Kerr, Foord and Carpenter up for AFC Best Women’s Player award

Westfield Matildas trio Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord and Ellie Carpenter are all in contention to be named the AFC's Best Women's Player in 2020! recently revealed a ten-player shortlist for the Asia's Choice – Fan Awards: Best Women’s Player in 2020.

A fan vote will determine 60 percent of the total voting poll, while the remaining 40 percent will be determined by a panel of independent Asian football experts.

You can cast your vote for Kerr, Foord or Carpenter here

The recipient of the award will be revealed on Sunday, January 24.  

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Considering their performances in competitive fixtures for club and country, Chelsea's Sam Kerr, Arsenal's Caitlin Foord and Olympique Lyon's Ellie Carpenter have all enjoyed nominations. 

The three flourished in Green and Gold on the international stage, making waves for the Westfield Matildas during the Olympic qualification tournament. 

Foord scored a hat-trick in Australia's 7-0 win over Chinese Taipei while Kerr registered four goals and three assists in five appearances, including two cameos off the bench.

Carpenter continued her role as a mainstay in the Westfield Matildas backline, chipping in with three assists in four matches as qualification for Tokyo was secured. 

Westfield Matildas v China at Bankwest

At club level, the three all overcame difficult circumstances to make 2020 a year to remember. 

Carpenter won the Westfield W-League with Melbourne City before jetting off to France after securing a momentous transfer to European heavyweights Lyon.

There the 20-year-old picked up a UEFA Women's Champions League medal within months and has worked to establish herself as a starter within one of the most star-studded squads in world football, and was voted by their fans as the club's best signing in 2020. 

Over in England, Foord has been twice nominated for the FA Women's Super League Player of the Month award, a testament to her impact at Arsenal where she has scored nine goals and provided five assists in 18 competitive fixtures to date. 

Foord Kerr Guardian

Across London at Chelsea, Sam Kerr has also settled comfortably in the WSL. 

The Westfield Matildas captain took home three trophies throughout the year, including the WSL, League Cup and Community Shield. 

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Kerr continues to go from strength-to-strength in Chelsea blue and is shaping as a Golden Boot contender in 2020/21 with seven goals in nine league matches so far, sitting equal second on the top scorers chart. 

Her consistent form saw her receive the seventh-highest tally of votes for FIFA's The Best Women's Player award. 

You can cast your vote for Kerr, Foord or Carpenter here