The best FIFA Women's player

Tre finalister återstår nu när FIFAs Women’s player of the year utses den 9 januari. FC Rosengårds Marta är en av dem med motiveringen:

Received wisdom states that reaching the top of the game is not the hard part; staying there is. Marta has done both. She has been among the candidates for the most prestigious award in women’s football for 12 of the last 13 editions, and won the honour five times in a row, having progressively worked her way up from the bronze medal. Although it has not been a trophy-laden year for Marta, with Rosengard unable to add another Swedish league title to their collection, and the Brazilian national team losing the bronze medal match to Canada at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, she is undoubtedly one of the most talented players in the world. The 30-year-old striker, who had the honour of being one of the Olympic flag bearers at the Rio 2016 opening ceremony, continues to shine thanks to her shimmies, strength and character on the pitch

De andra två finalisterna är Carli Lloyd och Melanie Behringer, läs mer om utmärkelsen på