The 23 final nominees for this year’s FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 have been named today.

It is the only global football award decided exclusively by professional football players.

Over 6,000 professional female players were asked to vote for their team of the year based on their peers’ performances from 1 August 2022 to 20 August 2023.

The FIFPRO regulations make clear that any players nominated must have played at least 25 official matches during that period.

Which players made the cut?


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  • Mackenzie Arnold (West Ham United, Australia)
  • Mary Earps (Manchester United, England)
  • Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars, USA)


  • Lucy Bronze (Barcelona, England)
  • Olga Carmona (Real Madrid, Spain)
  • Alex Greenwood (Manchester City, England)
  • Amanda Ilestedt (Paris Saint-Germain/Arsenal, Sweden)
  • Ashley Lawrence (Paris Saint-Germain/Chelsea, Canada)
  • Maria Leon (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Irene Paredes (Barcelona, Spain)


  • Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Claudia Pina (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona, Sweden)
  • Ella Toone (Manchester United, England)
  • Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich, England)
  • Keira Walsh (Barcelona, England)


  • Jennifer Hermoso (Pachuca/Tigres, Spain)
  • Lauren James (Chelsea, England)
  • Sam Kerr (Chelsea, Australia)
  • Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave, USA)
  • Salma Paralluelo (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg, Germany)
  • Alessia Russo (Manchester United/Arsenal, England)

Who will be in the final XI?

Out of these names, the goalkeeper, three defenders, three midfielders and three forwards who have received the most votes will be selected for the final Women’s World 11.

The remaining spot will then be given to the outfield player with next highest number of votes.

With some of last year’s winners being nominated again this year, it will be interesting to see who, if any, will come out on top again.

The winners will be unveiled at the FIFA Best Awards on Monday 15 January in London.

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By Emilie Mwanza

Founder of Beyond The 90. Trainee multimedia journalist based in Preston.