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Awards season is in full swing heading into the final month of the year. Our FIFA Fan Movement members took time to acknowledge some of 2019’s brightest stars.
Last Sunday, Arsenal set a Women’s Super League record by finding the back of the net a staggering 11 times in their win over Bristol City. Dutch forward Vivianne Miedema was involved in all but one of the goals, scoring six and assisting four. Don’t miss the highlights from one of the great individual performances in recent memory, courtesy of Mexico Fan Movement member lruizm.
The greatest individual performance of all time? 🤯7️⃣0️⃣ minutes 0️⃣6️⃣ goals0️⃣4️⃣ assistsTake a bow, @VivianneMiedema 🐐 pic.twitter.com/QFzrPnZKw1— Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC) December 2, 2019
Who’s the best?
For the second year running, The Guardian are rolling out their list of the top 100 women’s footballers in the world. The list of experts who voted is nearly as long: new USA head coach Vlatko Andonovski plus FIFA Legends Lotta Schelin and Sun Wen headline a docket of 93 judges representing 44 countries. You can view selections 100-11 right now, shared by reggae_girlz_f.
The 100 best female footballers in the world 2019 (The Guardian)
Africa’s top 10
CAF has whittled down the shortlist for African Player of the Year to 10 finalists, which has caught the eye of Golden_Knight14 and the rest of the footballing world. Scintillating Liverpool attackers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane made the cut, as well as fellow Premier League standouts Riyad Mahrez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
3⃣0⃣ ➡ 1⃣0⃣ The list of Africa’s elite now has 10 names 🌎🔝Who’ll be crowned African Player of the Year? 🏆 #CAFAwards2019 pic.twitter.com/qqrhq25vMN— CAF (@CAF_Online) December 4, 2019
A humble acceptance speech
Alisson Becker is sweeping the year’s goalkeeping awards. Already crowned The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper earlier this year, the Brazilian took home the first-ever Yashin trophy this week in Paris. No stranger to being confused for the Liverpool man on Twitter, USA-based actor Alison Becker embraced it with open arms. Have a laugh at this one thanks to PramuajiAjay.
THANK YOU!!! #ynwa https://t.co/VsuqRD7fPM— alison becker (@thealisonbecker) December 2, 2019
The commitment of this Newcastle fan to celebrating victory cannot be understated. Following the Magpies’ 3-2 win over Everton in March, he drove over 100 miles simply to tease a friend who supports the Toffees. Now @DJ__NUFC proudly includes ‘L’Équipe Fan of the Year 2019’ in his Twitter bio, a titled bestowed upon him this week by the French publication. Certainly India Fan Movement member RolanGomes19 applauds the distinction.
110 mile drive just to do this to our kid the Everton fan…….#NUFC#EFC#NEWEVE pic.twitter.com/oXoHTvNfEL— @DJ__NUFC (@DJ__NUFC) March 10, 2019