Sheffield's Ellie Roebuck shortlisted for FIFA award

Sheffield-born Ellie Roebuck has been nominated in the women’s goalkeeper category for The Best FIFA Football Awards.

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 10:58 am
Ellie Roebuck celebrates winning the Vitality Women's FA Cup with Manchester City earlier this month. Photo: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The Manchester City and England stopper kept more sheets (10) in the 2019/20 FA Women's Super League than any other goalkeeper in the English top flight.

Roebuck, 21, has been shortlisted alongside Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany/Chelsea FC Women), Sarah Bouhaddi (France/Olympique Lyonnais), Christiane Endler (Chile/Paris Saint-Germain), Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden/VfL Wolfsburg/Atlético de Madrid Femenino) and Alyssa Naeher (USA/Chicago Red Stars)

The six-strong shortlist is based on their respective achievements during the period between 8 July 2019 and 7 October 2020 and was compiled by a panel of experts in women's football.

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Voting to decide the winner is equally weighted between fans, journalists, national team coaches and captains.

The three finalists for each award will be revealed at a later date, with all award winners revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Zurich on 17 December 2020.