German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer was awarded FIFA women’s player of the year, one of the most prestigious honours in woemes’s football, at a ceremony in the Swiss city of Zurich on Monday evening. Angerer was one of three women lined up for the title.
Nadine Angerer reaction
“I have to say that I’m a little surprised, but very thankful. First of all I have to thank everybody that voted for me. I just want to pay my respects to Marta and Abby who have had an incredible year too.
You never get a success like this on your own. I have to thank my teammates and my goalkeeping coach who raised me to a level that I never thought I’d get to. Also I have to thank the people in my private life, I have a great family who have been a great support to me over the years. My friends have also been very supportive to me. Thanks to everybody.”
FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
147 national team coaches, 146 national team captains and 88 media representatives voted.
Nadine Angerer: 612 points
Abby Wambach: 539 points
Marta: 493 points