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Arsenal Miedema Wins 2021 BBC Women’s Footballer

The British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) has named Arsenal Women Footballer Vivianne Miedema the BBC Women Footballer of the Year 2021.

Miedema was nominated for this award in 2020, and he came second behind Lucy Bronze.

The Netherland International was the preferred choice ahead of Chelsea and Australian Forward Sam Kerr, who came second likewise Spain and Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putellas, third.

The 25-year-old is the all-time highest goal scorer for her country and the Women Super League in England.

She broke the record for most goals scored in a single Olympic game in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic tournament, scoring ten goals.

Vivianne Miedema Wins 2021 Best Footballer

An excited Miedema expressed her surprise at clinching the award said It is a bit unexpected, and it’s cool to win the award with the fans voting.

She said, “Having done well at the Olympics on a personal level has brought a lot of attention to a lot of people, so that’s definitely been a standout for me, and obviously, I’ve been able to continue that form with Arsenal.”

“After coming back from lockdown, the excitement was there to play football again, be back on the pitch, and be back in the stadium with the fans. It’s been delightful,” she added.

The striker nominated for the 2021 Ballon d’Or award came fourth after Barcelona Alexia Putellas was the preferred winner.

She also became the first female player to score against all Women Super League teams and has scored 13 goals this season as Arsenal ladies remain unbeaten in the competition.

Previous winners of the awards since 2015 includes Asisat Oshoala, Kim Little, Ada Hegerberg and Lucy Bronze.

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