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Caroline Weir Shortlisted For FIFPro’s 2017 Women’s World XI

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Scotland’s Caroline Weir has been listed on the shortlist for the 2017 Women’s World XI, a poll organised by FIFPro for the third time.

Weir played every minute of Scotland’s UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 campaign and scored the only goal as Scotland beat Spain in the final group game – the country’s first ever win at a major tournament.

She has also been impressing for Liverpool and has scored six goals in 15 games in this season’s FA WSL 1.

The ex-Hibernian midfielder Weir won two awards for her performances in 2016: Vauxhall Scotland Player of the Year and the Liverpool Player of the Year.

It is no surprise that six players on the shortlist are from the Dutch National Team after they won the Euros last summer.

Over 4,100 female players from 45 countries worldwide voted for this year’s World XI. The World XI will be announced on the 8th March, marking International Woman’s Day, and will consist of one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers.

Shortlist

Name (Nationality – Current Club)

Goalkeepers

Katarzyna Kiedrzynek (Poland – Paris Saint-Germain)
Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden – Chelsea FC)
Sandra Paños (Spain – FC Barcelona)
Andreea Părăluță (Romania – Atlético Madrid)
Almuth Schult (Germany – VfL Wolfsburg)

Defenders

Millie Bright (England – Chelsea FC)
Lucy Bronze (England – Olympique Lyonnais)
Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada – Ol. Lyonnais)
Anouk Dekker (The Netherlands – Montpellier)
Kristin Demann (Germany – FC Bayern München)
Nilla Fischer (Sweden – VfL Wolfsburg)
Natalia Gaitán (Colombia – Valencia CF)
Stephanie Houghton (England – Man City, photo)
Tuija Hyyrynen (Finland – Juventus FC)
Alanna Kennedy (Australia – Melbourne City FC)
Saki Kumagai (Japan – Olympique Lyonnais)
Ashley Lawrence (Canada – Paris Saint-Germain)
Elena Linari (Italy – ACF Fiorentina FC)
Amel Majri (France – Olympique Lyonnais)
Irene Paredes (Spain – Paris Saint-Germain)
Babett Peter (Germany – VfL Wolfsburg)
Wendie Renard (France – Olympique Lyonnais)
Ali Riley (New Zealand – FC Rosengård)
Line Røddik Hansen (Denmark – FC Barcelona)
Sandra Žigić (Croatia – FF USV Jena)

Midfielders

Camille Abily (France – Olympique Lyonnais)
Karen Carney (England – Chelsea FC)
Sara Däbritz (Germany – FC Bayern München)
Daniëlle van de Donk (The Netherlands – Arsenal)
Jackie Groenen (The Netherlands – FFC Frankfurt)
Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (Iceland – VfL Wolfsburg)
Amandine Henry (France – Olympique Lyonnais)
Carli Lloyd (United States – Sky Blue FC, photo)
Victoria Losada (Spain – FC Barcelona)
Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany – Ol. Lyonnais)
Silvia Meseguer (Spain – Atlético Madrid)
Alice Parisi (Italy – ACF Fiorentina FC)
Caroline Seger (Sweden – FC Rosengård)
Marta Vieira da Silva (Brazil – Orlando Pride)
Caroline Weir (Scotland – Liverpool FC)

Forwards

Barbara Bonansea (Italy – Juventus FC)
Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela – FSU)
Pernille Harder (Denmark – VfL Wolfsburg)
Ada Hegerberg (Norway – Olympique Lyonnais)
Jennifer Hermoso (Spain – Paris Saint-Germain)
Samantha Kerr (Australia – Perth Glory)
Eugénie Le Sommer (France – Ol. Lyonnais, photo)
Lieke Martens (The Netherlands – FC Barcelona)
Vivianne Miedema (The Netherlands – Arsenal FC)
Alex Morgan (United States – Orlando Pride)
Nadia Nadim (Denmark – Manchester City)
Ewa Pajor (Poland – VfL Wolfsburg)
Laura Rus (Romania – Apollon FC)
Shanice van de Sanden (Netherlands – Lyonnais)
Jodie Taylor (England – Melbourne City)

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