Sam Kerr picked up second place at the Ballon d'Or awards, her best-ever finish for the prestigious award. While Hayley Raso, in her first year nominated for the award, finished in 17th place.
Chelsea and Matildas striker Sam Kerr has achieved her highest-ever finish in the women's Ballon d'Or, coming in second in this year's edition.
The striker has previously recorded finishes of 3rd (2021 & 2022), 5th (2018) and 7th (2019) in the award which recognises the world's best female footballer.
Aitana Bonmatí, the Spanish midfielder, claimed the award for the first time in the 2023 edition. While her teammate from Spain and Barcelona, Salma Paralluelo, came in third place.
Hayley Raso received her first-ever nomination for the award following a memorable FIFA Women's World Cup campaign for the winger, placing 17th for the award.
The 2023 Ballon d'Or Féminin top thirty list finished as follows:
1.Aitana Bonmatí (Spain), 2. Sam Kerr (Australia), Salma Paralluelo (Spain), 4. Fridolina Rolfö (Sweden), 5. Mary Earps (England), 6. Olga Carmona (Spain), 7. Alexandra Popp (Germany), 8. Patricia Guijarro (Spain), 9. Linda Caicedo (Colombia), 10. Rachel Daly (England), 11. Millie Bright (England), 12. Hinata Miyazawa (Japan), 13. Lena Oberdorf (Germany), 14. Kadidiatou Diani (France), 15. Amanda Ilestedt (Sweden), 16. Mapi León (Spain), 17. Hayley Raso (Australia), 18. Ewa Pajor (Poland), 19. Guro Reiten (Norway), Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria), 21. Alba Redondo (Spain), 22. Katie McCabe (Republic of Ireland), 23. Georgia Stanway (England), 24. Khadija Shaw (Jamaica), 25. Sophia Smith (USA), 26. Wendie Renard (France), 27. Yui Hasegawa (Japan), 28. Debinha (Brazil) 29. Jill Roord (Netherlands) & Daphe van Domselarr (Netherlands).