Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:14 PM
Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has been named as a finalist for the 2013 Ballon d’Or award for FIFA Women’s Player of the Year.
After she was originally shortlisted with nine other nominees in October, the Germany captain is now one of the final three following a voting process which was open to captains and coaches of FIFA’s 209 member associations’ national teams and international media representatives.
Angerer will contest the 2013 award against last year’s winner Abby Wambach (USA) and runner up Marta (Brazil) with the awards set to be presented at the FIFA Ballon d’Or award ceremony in Zurich on 13 January 2014.
“It is a fantastic achievement for Nadine to be named in the top three women’s footballers in the world,” Head Coach Belinda Wilson said.
“At Brisbane Roar, we are proud of Nadine’s efforts and it is great to have a player of her stature representing our club and the W-League.”
In September, Angerer was named UEFA Female Footballer of the Year after she led her country to a victory at the UEFA Women’s Euros 2013, saving two penalties in the final and named Player of the Tournament.
She joined the two-time Westfield W-League Champions ahead of the current campaign and has since made two starts for Brisbane Roar.