Women's Ballon d'Or: Sam Kerr nominated for 2019 award
Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr has been nominated for the 2019 Women's Ballon d'Or.
Australian captain Kerr, 26, is one of 20 nominees in the running to claim the prestigious individual award.
It comes after another magnificent season for club and country from the WA-born striker.
Kerr scored five goals in four matches for Australia at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, helped Perth Glory finish Westfield W-League runners up with 17 goals, and on Monday morning fired Chicago Red Stars to their maiden National Women's Soccer League final by scoring her 19th goal of the campaign.
It is the third season in a row Kerr has finished with the NWSL Golden Boot, and in September, she broke her own single-season NWSL scoring record by eclipsing the 17 she registered with Sky Blue in 2017.
The women's Ballon d'Or winner will be announced in Paris on December 2.
The full list of nominees are: Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Ellen White (Manchester City), Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg), Amandine Henry (Lyon), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Dzenifer Marozsan (Lyon), Pernille Harder (VfL Wolfsburg), Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon), Marta (Orlando Pride), Ada Hegerberg (Lyon), Kosovare Asllani (CD Tacon), Sofia Jakobsson (CD Tacon), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC), Lieke Martens (Barcelona), Sari van Veenendaal (Atletico Madrid), Wendie Renard (Lyon) and Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit).