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Finest FIFA Awards 2023: England goalkeeper Mary Earps and head coach Sarina Wiegman win main honours | Soccer Information


England boss Sarina Wiegman was named finest girls’s coach at The Finest FIFA Awards 2023, whereas Lionesses star Mary Earps gained the ladies’s goalkeeper award.

Wiegman took house the very best girls’s coach for the second successive 12 months and for a fourth time, having beforehand performed so in 2017, 2020 and 2022.

The Dutchwoman took England to the World Cup last in Australia, the place they have been crushed by Spain, having additionally gained Euro 2022 on house soil.

England boss Sarina Wiegman was named coach of the 12 months

Chelsea head coach Emma Hayes was additionally on the shortlist together with Sweden’s Peter Gerhardsson, Jonatan Giraldez (Barcelona) and Tony Gustavsson (Australia).

Seven of Wiegman’s England squad made it into the FIFA FIFPRO Girls’s World XI – goalkeeper Earps, defenders Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood, and Keira Walsh, Alessia Russo, Lauren James and Ella Toone.

Barcelona defender Bronze stated: “[The women’s game] is in the very best place it has ever been. We confirmed that after the World Cup, however actually the sky is the restrict for ladies’s soccer.

“Yearly it’s larger and higher in England, Spain and all all over the world and every event will get even higher.

“We’re stood right here representing the World XI, however there are lots of of hundreds of girls on the market enjoying soccer on the highest stage making the sport what it’s right this moment.”

The most effective girls’s participant award went to Spain’s World Cup winner Aitana Bonmati forward of compatriot Jenni Hermoso and Actual Madrid’s 18-year-old Colombia ahead Linda Caicedo.

Earps wins finest goalkeeper award

Manchester United goalkeeper Earps was quickly known as again to the stage to gather the very best girls’s goalkeeper award for the second 12 months in a row.

England's goalkeeper Mary Earps holds the Golden Glove trophy after the final of Women's World Cup soccer between Spain and England at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Mary Earps gained the Golden Glove trophy on the 2023 Girls’s World Cup

The 30-year-old completed forward of West Ham’s Mackenzie Arnold and Barcelona’s Catalina Coll.

“Final 12 months I gained the award, however did not get within the crew of the 12 months – this 12 months I believed it is likely to be the opposite manner round,” she stated. “Thanks to all my coaches for England and United. I’m simply blown away.

“I discuss so much about the way it wasn’t the simplest journey right here, I took the scenic route, however wanting again now, all of it is smart.

“It made me a lot extra ready for the challenges I face right this moment, and to not take a day without any consideration.

“In case you are struggling, hold going. It’s by no means too late to be who you might be – 2023 confirmed we will change the world if we converse out towards injustice, so let’s hold doing that.”

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Mary Earps

Earps is among the largest stars on the planet and has no scarcity of curiosity as she enters the final six months of her contract at Manchester United.

Arsenal made a big-money provide for her in the summertime, whereas the largest golf equipment in Europe have carefully watched the England No 1’s scenario.

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