The French magazine France Football has announced the list of contenders for the second edition of the women’s Ball on D’Or on Monday evening.
The Arsenal striker is one of 20 players to have been nominated for the prestigious award, following her superb 2018/19 title-winning season.
Miedema also became champion of England with her club Arsenal, scored 31 goals across all competitions at club level, she became top scorer of the competition and had a large share in the league title before helping the Netherlands to reach the final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
In the battle for the Golden Ball, Vivianne Miedema 23, faces fierce competition from top players like the English Lucy Bronze and Ellen White, the American Alex Morgan, Danish Pernille Harder and the French Amandine Henry have a chance.
The first Golden Ball for women was won last year by Norwegian Ada Hegerberg, who plays for Olympique Lyon. VfL Wolfsburg player Harder and the German Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon) then completed the podium.
The Golden Ball election is separate from the FIFA prize for world football player of the year, which was awarded to the American Megan Rapinoe in September. Rapinoe beats her compatriot Morgan and English Lucy Bronze whiles Miedema placed fifth.
First 10 Golden Ball nominees:
Sarah Bouhaddi (Olympique Lyon / France), Lucy Bronze (Olympique Lyon / England), Nille Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg / Sweden), Pernille Harder (VfL Wolfsburg / Denmark), Amandine Henry (Olympique Lyon / France), Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars / Australia), Dzsenifer Marozsán (Olympique Lyon / Germany), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal / The Netherlands), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride / USA), Ellen White (Manchester City / England)