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Sport Kerr again in hunt for women's Ballon d'Or

02:00  22 october  2019
02:00  22 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Kerr was fifth in the inaugural women ' s Ballon d ' Or last year. The 26-year-old has had another outstanding season for club and country, finishing top of the scoring charts for Perth Glory in the W-League and leading Chicago Red Stars to the final of the United States' NWSL. Kerr scored the only

Australian star Sam Kerr is one of 20 nominees in the running to claim the prestigious Ballon d ’ Or .

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Sam Kerr is the only Australian footballer, male or female, to make the shortlist for the Ballon d'Or.

The Matildas captain is one of 20 nominees in the running to claim the prestigious individual award.

Kerr was fifth in the inaugural women's Ballon d'Or last year.

The 26-year-old has had another outstanding season for club and country, finishing top of the scoring charts for Perth Glory in the W-League and leading Chicago Red Stars to the final of the United States' NWSL.

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The Ballon d ' Or Féminin, also known as the Women ' s Ballon d ' Or , is an association football award presented by France Football that honours the best female association football player.

Kerr was fifth in the inaugural women ' s Ballon d ' Or last year. Matildas star Sam Kerr is the only Australian to make a Ballon d ' Or shortlist. Credit:PA. The 26-year-old has had another outstanding season for club and country, finishing top of the scoring charts for Perth Glory in the W-League and

Kerr scored the only goal in their semi-final win and scooped the golden boot for the third time in a row.

In June, Kerr became the only Australian to score a World Cup hat-trick when she netted four times in the Matildas' group win over Jamaica.

Unfortunately for the local game in Australia, Kerr appears set to test herself in Europe next with FFA head of leagues Greg O'Rourke telling the ABC they were not "able to retain" the superstar's services as the W-League's marquee player.

United States co-captains Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, who both scored six goals during the World Cup, are among the favourites while last year's inaugural award winner Ada Hegerberg is also among the nominees.

The Women's Ballon d'Or winner will be named in Paris on December 2.

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Kerr was fifth in the inaugural women ' s Ballon d ' Or last year. The 26-year-old has had another outstanding season for club and country, finishing top of the scoring charts for Perth Glory in the W-League and leading Chicago Red Stars to the final of the United States' NWSL. Kerr scored the only

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WOMEN'S BALLON D'OR NOMINEES

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)

Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit)

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Sam Kerr's Red Stars crushed by Courage .
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