Bronze, Hegerberg, Henry vie for UEFA Women’s player of the year award

Lucy Bronze, Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry have been revealed as the names on the final three-player shortlist for the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award.

The trio were the top-scoring nominees picked by coaches and journalists from players representing European clubs for the 2018-19 season, with all three having won the treble with Lyon.

Hegerberg was the only one not to go to this summer’s Women’s World Cup, with the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or winner continuing to make herself unavailable for selection for Norway .

She was a stand-out performer for her club though, scoring 20 goals and providing 11 assists in the league alone for the French giants, as they collected their 13th successive Division 1 Feminine title alongside another Coupe de France triumph.

The 24-year-old forward also scored seven goals in nine games in the UEFA Women’s Champions League – including a hat-trick in the final – securing her place in the competition’s squad of the season alongside Henry and Bronze.

Henry’s performances this season showed just why she is seen by many as the best midfielder in the world, with her efforts crucial to Lyon’s success.

She was just as important for France this summer too as they reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup, falling only to champions USA.

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