Martens was nominated for the European football player of the year
Lieke Martens has a chance to win a European award. The aanvalster of Orange is one of the three remaining candidates for the prize of European football player of the year.
The Danish Pernille Harder and Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany are the other two nominees.
Martens excelled at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in his own country, where they with Orange the European title picked up and was voted best player of the tournament.
The 24-year-old Limburg has already signed for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS and a lucrative contract with FC Barcelona. Martens played in recent years in the Swedish league for V/Göteborg FC and FC Rosengard.
During the draw for the group stage of the Champions League on Thursday 24 August in Monaco will be known who is the best football player of Europe. Last year, that award to the Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg.
The jury consists of the coaches of the sixteen countries that participated in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in the Netherlands, the trainers of the eight kwartfinalisten in the last edition of the Champions League and a select group of journalists.
With Vivianne Miedema (fourth), Jackie Green (seventh) and Shanice van de Sanden (tenth) counts the top ten three internationals of Orange.
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When the men are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon, the three remaining candidates for the European footballer of the year.
Messi and Ronaldo have won that UEFA award both twice already; the Argentinian in 2011 and 2015, and Ronaldo in 2014 and 2016.
During the draw in Monaco are not only the best football player and a football player of the season chosen, but for the first time, there are also prizes for the best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and attacker.
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