Aitana Bonmati, Jenni Hermoso, and Sam Kerr are among the 16 players nominated for the 2023 Best Fifa Women's Player Award, with voting now open on Fifa.com.
Players were nominated for performances between Aug. 1 and Aug. 20 of this year, so the list reflects World Cup performances, with four players from Spain, four from England, and three from Australia.
The victorious Spanish quartet includes Aitana Bonmati, Jenni Hermoso, Mapi Leon, and Salma Paraluello. Compatriot Alexia Putellas has held both the Fifa Best Player Award and the Ballon d'Or for the past two years, but was sidelined this year after a devastating ACL injury. Bonmati is considered the favourite for both awards after leading Spain to its first World Cup title.
Rachel Daly, Lauren James, Alex Greenwood, and Keira Walsh of runners-up England were also nominated.
Mary Fowler, Caitlin Foord, and Sam Kerr (despite a calf injury that kept her out of the first stages of the tournament) were nominated after Australia's fairytale run on home ground.
18-year-old Linda Caicedo of Colombia is the youngest player on the list after scoring the Goal of the Tournament against Germany.
Golden Boot winner Hinata Miyazawa of Japan, Kadidiatou Diani of France, Lindsey Horan of the US, and Amanda Ilestedt of Sweden complete the list.
Golden Glove winner Mary Earps of England was nominated for the Best Goalkeeper award along with Australia's Mackenzie Arnold, Germany's Ann-Katrin Berger, Spain's Catalina Coll and Sandra Panos Garcia-Villamil, Chile's Christiane Endler, and Sweden's Zecira Musovic.
The nominees for Best Women's Coach are Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden), Jonatan Giraldez (Barcelona), Tony Gustavsson (Australia), Emma Hayes (Chelsea), and Sarina Wiegman (England).
Winners will be selected "by an international jury comprising the current coaches of all women's national teams (one per team), the current captains of all women's national teams (one per team), a specialist journalist from each territory represented by a national team, and fans from all over the world," according to Fifa.