Sarina Weigman has picked up The Best Women’s Coach award for the 3rd time.
Mary Earps and Alexia Putellas were the other two women that collected awards at the FIFA event.
The Manchester United and Lioness goalkeeper was very close to giving up football fully two years ago and right now she standing here with a Euro winners medal and The Best FIFA goalkeeper award, whilst in line to play for the Lionesses in the 2023 World Cup.
It just shows that you should never give up on yourself! Earps' inspiring speech reiterated this.
Weigman got voted for The Best Women’s coach of 2022- there was no doubt at who would win this one!
Since Weigman has taken over, the Lionesses have not lost in all 28 games.
This also consists of 2 Arnold Clark Cup’s and a Euro’s winner. It is just astonishing what she has achieved with the Lionesses since September 2021.
She had to beat Sonia Bompastor the current Lyon manager and Pia Sunghage the current Brazil manager to win the award for the 3rd time in her managerial career.
But unfortunately for Beth Mead, it was Alexia Putellas that stole the night yet again, by being voted the The Best women’s footballer of the year.
It just shows how well these two players have been as they have both been injured for many months, yet they have come 1st and 2nd in a major player’s awards night.
Putellas did manage to score 18 goals in 26 matches over the course or the Women’s Primera division last season. For her excellent display last season, she has recently won the Ballon D’or.
There was an award for all 11 female players that made The Best FIFAPro 11. 4 players from the Lionesses made that, these players being; skipper Leah Williamson, Lucy Bronze, Keira Walsh and Beth Mead.
The fact that the Lionesses had so many nominees shows the direction English women’s football is going in, in which they will hopefully show off their quality in the upcoming Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.