Stephanie Labe and Christine Sinclair honored by FIFA

Canadian footballers Stephanie Lappe and Christine Sinclair were nominated for the prestigious FIFA Awards on Monday.

The striker is vying for last year’s Player of the Year award, while the goalkeeper will have the chance to claim the title of best player in her position. Sinclair Welby, among others, helped Canada take the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Individually, with the Portland Thorns, Sinclair scored five goals in 15 games, as well as mustering the assist. The Oregon roster was ranked number one in the National Football League.

However, it will have a lot of competition, as 12 other players have also been nominated for the honor.

For his part, Lappe distinguished himself greatly in the Olympics, scoring against Brazil and the United States, to allow the Canadians to reach the final. In that final match, against Sweden, she only gave up twice in six shots during a shootout.

With Rosengard, her team in the Swedish league, she did not know defeat in 10 matches, it was she who took nine victories and a draw, in addition to eliminating the opponent on eight occasions, allowing only two goals. She also joined Paris Saint-Germain, with whom she scored two lockdown victories in several matches.

Lappe has a good chance of taking this award, as there are only four goalkeepers to compete with.

The winners will be announced on January 17, during an online ceremony organized by FIFA.

England’s Bev Priestman, who led the Canadian women’s team to the gold medal, won the Coach of the Year award.

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