England’s Wiegman, Mead up for UEFA award



England star Beth Mead and head coach Sarina Wiegman have been nominated for UEFA’s ladies’s participant and coach of the 12 months awards.

Mead helped lead the Lionesses to their first European title final month on residence soil, being named participant of the event and ending because the joint prime scorer with six targets.

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England coach Sarina Wiegman heads the shortlist for the teaching award that additionally contains Germany’s Martina Voss-Tecklenburg and Sonia Bompastor of Champions League winner Lyon.

Under Wiegman, who took over as supervisor in 2021, England are unbeaten in 20 matches in all competitions, profitable 18 and drawing two.

Mead joins Germany’s Lena Oberdorf and Spain’s Alexia Putellas, the 2021 Ballon D’Or winner, on the shortlist introduced Wednesday by UEFA.

Oberdorf received the younger participant award at Euro 2022 and helped Germany attain the ultimate.

The 20-year-old midfielder additionally helped her membership Wolfsburg win the German league and attain the Champions League semifinals.

Putellas, the winner of each FIFA and UEFA participant awards final season, starred for Barcelona on their run to the Champions League remaining towards Lyon however missed Euro 2022 with Spain when she suffered a severe knee harm.

The three ladies obtained essentially the most factors on a 22-player checklist voted for by a jury of coaches whose groups performed at Euro 2022 and within the Champions League, plus chosen journalists.

The winners will likely be introduced Aug. 25 in Istanbul on the draw for the group stage of the lads’s Champions League.

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