The Best FIFA Women's Player
The Best FIFA Women's Player is an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA, since 2016. From 2001 to 2015, the award was known as the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year.
|The Best FIFA Women's Player|
|Formerly called||FIFA Women's World Player of the Year (2001–2015)|
(1 award each)
The selection criteria for the players of the year are: sporting performance, as well as general conduct on and off the pitch.
The votes are decided by media representatives, national team coaches, and national team captains. In October 2016, it was announced that the general public would also be allowed to vote. Each group has 25% of the overall vote.
At the 2017 awards, 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Bronze Ball and Bronze Shoe winner and amateur club player Deyna Castellanos was nominated. Professional players Megan Rapinoe and Sam Kerr criticized the nomination.
Wins by player
|1 (2018)||1 (2016)||—|
|1 (2016)||1 (2017)||—|
- Martens was signed by Barcelona from FC Rosengård midway through 2017.
- Lloyd was signed by Manchester City from Houston Dash midway through 2017.
- "Circular no. 1560" (PDF). FIFA.com. 21 October 2016. Archived from the original (pdf) on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- "The fans take centre stage". FIFA.com. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- Megan Rapinoe says FIFA doesn't care about women's soccer – ESPN, 23 October 2017