2015 is the Year for Women’s Soccer
The Women’s Footballer of the Year competition – the first of its kind is hosted by BBC – the global broadcaster based in England.
Who Is The World’s Best Female Footballer? That is what the BBC is asking and celebrating. The BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award is a search for the top female footballers currently competing in one of world’s fastest growing sports.
A panel of experts – including administrators, former players, coaches and journalists – have come together to determine a five woman shortlist and football fans around the world will soon have the unique opportunity to vote for their winner.
The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada is only a few months away and the media frenzy is starting.
Mary Hockaday, Controller of BBC World Service English said: “2015 is a huge year for women’s football. We are about to see the biggest ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada this summer, making 2015 the perfect time to launch the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year. I’m proud that BBC World Service is committed to covering women’s sport. This new award will showcase some of the best female football stars to further engage and inspire people about the women’s game”.
Caroline Rigby, Managing Editor of the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year said: “This award is a great opportunity to highlight the incredible skill level and depth of talent that exists in women’s football globally. It will demonstrate how far the game has come in recent years and will enable supporters to introduce the best players in the world to new fans”.
The shortlisted players, and details on how to vote, will be revealed on Sunday April 26th and the winner will be announced in late May.
Fun Facts: BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster reaching its weekly audience of 265 million people globally. The BBC World News television is available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, and over 385 million households and 1.8 million hotel rooms. The channel’s content is also available on 178 cruise ships, 53 airlines and 23 mobile phone networks. Serving news to more than 80 million unique browsers each month, the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year is a special recognition of the growth of the beautiful game on both sides of the Atlantic.