BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2021 shortlist revealed

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The shortlist includes Alexia Putellas, Sam Kerr and Ashley Lawrence (from left)

The BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2020 shortlist has been released. You can vote now for your favorite.

A panel of experts including journalists, coaches, and players selected the five candidates for the BBC World Service award.

These are the nominees:

Caroline Graham Hansen – Norway and Barcelona

Sam Kerr – Australia and Chelsea

Ashley Lawrence - Canada & Paris St-Germain

Vivianne Miedema – Netherlands and Arsenal

Alexia Putellas, Spain and Barcelona

Voting closes on Monday 8 November at 09:00 GMT. The winner will be announced Monday 29 November via BBC World Service or BBC Sport.

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We have more information about the five candidates for the honor, which is now in its seventh year.

Caroline Graham Hansen

BBC Women's Footballer-of-the Year 2021: Caroline Graham Hansen

Age: 26 Country Norway Caps:

Club: Barcelona Position: Winger

Caroline Graham Hansen, a Barcelona winger, shined on the international stage and club in the 2020-21 season. She won the quadruple victory with Barca as well as qualifying for the Women’s Euros.

The 26-year old was Norway's top scoring player in their Euro qualifiers. They won Group C 10 times.

Graham Hansen won the Spanish League, Women's Champions League and Spanish Cup. Her outstanding contributions earned her a place in the Champions League squad for the season, and she was nominated to Uefa's Women Player of the Year award.

Graham Hansen's complete profile

Sam Kerr

BBC Women's Footballer-of-the Year 2021: Sam Kerr profile

Age: 28 Country Australia Caps:102

Club: Chelsea Position: Forward

Sam Kerr, Chelsea forward, exceeded expectations in Women's Super League for the 2020-21 season. She also continued her impressive international form for Matildas with another outstanding campaign.

Domestically, she was awarded the WSL's Golden Boot for her 21 goals. This helped the Blues to win the title. She also won the Community Shield as well as the Continental League Cup with Chelsea.

The 28-year old captained Australia at the Olympics on the international stage, scoring six goals and helping her nation finish fourth.

Kerr's complete profile

Ashley Lawrence

Profile of Ashley Lawrence, BBC Women's Footballer-of-the Year 2021

Age: 26 Country: Canada Caps: 101

Club: Paris St-Germain Position : Defender

Ashley Lawrence, Paris St-Germain's full-back, is so skilled on the ball that she sometimes plays in midfield. Some fans even call for her to move up front. She was a major contributor to the achievements of her country and club in the 2020-21 season.

PSG's Lyon reign ended with 14 consecutive titles thanks to her. The Paris side won the league season without losing.

Lawrence was also a participant in every Olympic match for Canada, winning gold in Tokyo.

Read Lawrence's complete profile

Vivianne Miedema

Profile of Vivianne Mieda, BBC Women's Footballer-of-the Year 2021

Age: 25 Country Caps: Netherlands

Club: Arsenal Position Striker

Arsenal striker Vivianne Mieda was a star in WSL before 2020-21, but she cemented her position in league history when she broke Nikita Paarris' all time scoring record. She was also instrumental in the Gunners' Champions League qualification.

She represented the Netherlands at Tokyo Olympics. Despite the USA defeating them in the quarter-finals she broke the record for most goals at one Games with 10, in four matches.

She was nominated as the WSL Player of Season and Fifa Women’s Best.

Read the complete profile of Miedema

Alexia Putellas

BBC Women's Footballer-of-the Year 2021: Alexia Putellas profile

Age: 27 Country Spain Caps: 9

Club: Barcelona Position: Midfielder

Alexia Putellas won the quadruple, along with Barcelona, in the 2020-21 season. She also received a lot personal praises.

The Spanish team defeated Chelsea comfortably in the Champions League final. They won the Spanish league by 25 point and took home the Spanish Cup as well as the Spanish Super Cup.

Putellas' performance earned her Uefa's Women Player of the Year award and Champions League Midfielder for the Season awards.

Read Putellas' full profile