World football governing body, FIFA, and France Football have announced the 10 players shortlisted for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Player of the year.
FIFA, on their official website, also announced the shortlist for the women’s football FIFA World Coach of the Year on Monday.
Among the players announced include Germany’s World Cup winning keeper, Nadine Angerer, USA’s keeper, Hope Solo, Aya Miyama of Japan, and Megan Rapinoe of the USA.
The list of the ten female players was drawn up by experts from FIFA’s Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as a group of experts from France Football.
The list of the ten coaches was drawn up by experts from FIFA’s Football Committee and Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as a group of experts from France Football.
The winner will be announced at the FIFA Ballon d’Or as part of a televised show at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 11 January 2016.
Meanwhile, the shortlists for the men will be announced on Tuesday, October 19.
The full list of the women’s nominees:
Nadine Angerer (Germany/Brisbane Roar/Portland Thorns), Ramona Bachmann (Switzerland/FC Rosengård), Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada/West Virginia University), Amandine Henry (France/Olympique Lyonnais), Eugénie Le Sommer (France/Olympique Lyonnais), Carli Lloyd (USA/Houston Dash), Aya Miyama (Japan/Okayama Yunogo Belle), Megan Rapinoe (USA/Seattle Reign), Célia Šašić (Germany/1.FFC Frankfurt), Hope Solo (USA/Seattle Reign).
For the Women’s coaches award:
Calle Barrling (Sweden/Swedish U-19 national team), Colin Bell (England/1.FFC Frankfurt), Farid Benstiti (France/Paris Saint-Germain), Jill Ellis (USA/USA national team), Laura Harvey (England/Seattle Reign), John Herdman (England/Canadian national team), Gérard Prêcheur (France/Olympique Lyonnais), Mark Sampson (Wales/English national team), Norio Sasaki (Japan/Japanese national team), Thomas Wörle (Germany/FC Bayern