The shortlist for the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2021 has been revealed – and you can now vote for your winner.

The five contenders for the BBC World Service accolade were chosen by a panel of experts, including coaches, players, administrators and journalists.

The nominees are:

Caroline Graham Hansen – Norway and Barcelona
Sam Kerr – Australia and Chelsea
Ashley Lawrence – Canada and Paris St-Germain
Vivianne Miedema – Netherlands and Arsenal
Alexia Putellas – Spain and Barcelona
Voting closes at 09:00 GMT on Monday, 8 November and the winner of the award will be announced on Monday, 29 November on BBC World Service and the BBC Sport website.

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Barcelona winger Caroline Graham Hansen shone on the club and international stage in the 2020-21 season, winning the quadruple with Barca and qualifying for the Women’s Euros.

The 26-year-old was Norway’s top scorer in their Euro qualifiers, netting 10 times as they topped Group C. She has also been a part of their World Cup qualifiers, in which they are so far unbeaten.

Graham Hansen won the Spanish league, Women’s Champions League, Spanish Cup and Spanish Super Cup. Her impressive contributions saw her named in the Champions League squad of the season and nominated for Uefa’s Women’s Player of the Year award.Chelsea forward Sam Kerr fulfilled expectations in the Women’s Super League in the 2020-21 season and continued her good international form for the Matildas in yet another impressive campaign.

Domestically, she won the WSL’s Golden Boot with 21 goals which helped seal the title for the Blues. In addition, she won the Community Shield and Continental League Cup last season with Chelsea.

On the international stage the 28-year-old captained Australia at the Olympics, scoring six goals and helping her country finish fourth.Paris St-Germain full-back Ashley Lawrence is so skilful on the ball she occasionally plays in midfield, with some fans calling for her to play up front. She contributed greatly to her club and country’s achievements in the 2020-21 season.

She helped PSG end Lyon’s reign in the French league of 14 consecutive titles as the Paris side finished the league season unbeaten.

And internationally, Lawrence played in every Olympic match for Canada as they won gold in Tokyo.

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