The excellent performance of Verónica Boquete and Caroline Seger at the Women’s Euro 2013 earned them not only a place on the UEFA Women’s EURO 2013 all-star squad, but also respectively 5th and 6th place on the UEFA list of best women’s players in Europe.
The Best Men’s Player in Europe Award was introduced by UEFA two years ago and the women’s prize was launched just a month ago. “This is a new milestone,” said Karen Espelund, chairwoman of the UEFA Women’s Football Committee. “It adds further weight to the UEFA Women’s EURO final tournament, the ultimate stage for players to show their skills.”
Ignacio Quereda and a panel of 18 journalists, selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group to vote for UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe, gave Vero a total of 11 points, while Pia Sundhage and the same panel of journalists gave Caroline 8 points. Nadine Angerer, Lotta Schelin and Lena Goessling are the three nominees for the first place, but the winner of the awards will be decided with a final vote on 5 September.
Read the official UEFA article about The Best Women’s Player in Europe Award here.