Canada’s Christine Sinclair, Stephanie Labbe, Bev Priestman up for FIFA awards

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Canada’s Christine Sinclair, Stephanie Labbe, Bev Priestman up for FIFA awards



Canada captain Christine Sinclair, goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe and coach Bev Priestman are up for The Greatest FIFA Soccer Awards.
Canada captain Christine Sinclair, goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe and coach Bev Priestman are up for The Greatest FIFA Soccer Awards.
Sinclair, who led the Canadian girls to Olympic gold in Tokyo, is one in all 13 finalists for The Greatest FIFA Girls’s Participant whereas Labbe is one in all 5 nominees for The Greatest FIFA Girls’s Goalkeeper. Priestman, in her first full yr on the helm of the Canadian staff, is one in all 5 finalists for The Greatest FIFA Girls’s Coach.
“These acknowledgments don’t occur with out an unbelievable staff behind us,” Priestman stated through social media.
“These nominations actually characterize a complete staff effort,” Sinclair echoed in a Twitter publish. 
The shortlists have been chosen by separate males’s and girls’s soccer panels. The lads’s panel included former Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen and goalkeeper Julio Cesar, amongst others.
Winners can be introduced at a web based ceremony Jan. 17. They are going to be determined by a global jury comprising nationwide staff coaches and captains across the globe, one specialist journalist from every territory represented by a nationwide staff, and followers through a web based ballot on FIFA.com.
Sinclair, who additionally captains the NWSL Portland Thorns, can be up for the Ballon d’Or, introduced by France Soccer to the world’s high soccer participant, together with fellow Canadians Ashley Lawrence (Paris Saint-Germain) and Jessie Fleming (Chelsea).
FIFA calls Sinclair the “most profitable Canadian participant of all time,” saying she strengthened “her legendary standing” by main Canada to Olympic gold in August. 
Priestman “masterminded” Canada’s Olympic run whereas Labbe made “essential penalty saves” in shootout wins over Brazil within the quarterfinals and Sweden within the gold medal recreation, FIFA famous.

FIFA Award Finalists (with nation and staff affiliation)
The Greatest FIFA Girls’s Participant
Stina Blackstenius, Sweden, BK Hacken; Aitana Bonmati, Spain, FC Barcelona; Lucy Bronze, England, Manchester Metropolis WFC; Magdalena Eriksson, Sweden, Chelsea FC Girls; Caroline Graham Hansen, Norway, FC Barcelona); Pernille Tougher, Denmark, Chelsea FC Girls; Jennifer Hermoso, Spain, FC Barcelona; Ji Soyun, South Korea Republic, Chelsea FC Girls; Sam Kerr, Australia, Chelsea FC Girls; Vivianne Miedema, the Netherlands, Arsenal WFC; Alexia Putellas, Spain, FC Barcelona; Christine Sinclair, Canada, Portland Thorns FC; Ellen White, England, Manchester Metropolis WFC.
The Greatest FIFA Males’s Participant:
Karim Benzema, France, Actual Madrid; Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium, Manchester Metropolis; Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, Juventus/Manchester United; Erling Haaland, Norway, BV Borussia 09 Dortmund; Jorginho, Italy, Chelsea FC; N’Golo Kante, France, Chelsea FC; Robert Lewandowski, Poland, Bayern Munich; Kylian Mbappe, France, Paris Saint-Germain; Lionel Messi, Argentina, FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain; Neymar, Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain; Mohamed Salah, Egypt, Liverpool.
The Greatest FIFA Girls’s Coach
Lluis Cortes, Spain, FC Barcelona; Peter Gerhardsson, Sweden, Swedish nationwide staff; Emma Hayes, England, Chelsea FC Girls; Bev Priestman, England, Canadian nationwide staff; Sarina Wiegman, the Netherlands, Dutch nationwide staff English nationwide staff).
The Greatest FIFA Males’s Coach
Antonio Conte, Italy, FC Internazionale Milano/Tottenham Hotspur FC; Hansi Flick, Germany, Bayern Munich/German nationwide staff; Pep Guardiola, Spain, Manchester Metropolis; Roberto Mancini, Italy, Italian nationwide staff; Lionel Sebastian Scaloni, Argentina, Argentinian nationwide staff; Diego Simeone, Argentina, Atletico de Madrid; Thomas Tuchel, Germany, Chelsea FC.
The Greatest FIFA Girls’s Goalkeeper 
Ann-Katrin Berger, Germany, Chelsea FC Girls; Christiane Endler, Chile, Paris Saint-Germain/Olympique Lyonnais; Stephanie Labbe, Canada, FC Rosengard/Paris Saint-Germain; Hedvig Lindahl, Sweden, Atletico de Madrid Femenino; Alyssa Naeher, U.S, Chicago Pink Stars.
The Greatest FIFA Males’s Goalkeeper
Alisson Becker, Brazil, Liverpool; Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italy, AC Milan/Paris Saint-Germain; Edouard Mendy, Senegal, Chelsea FC; Manuel Neuer, Germany, Bayern Munich; Kasper Schmeichel, Denmark, Leicester Metropolis.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Nov. 22, 2021

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