UEFA have released their three-player shortlist for Women's Player of the Year with
⭐⭐⭐ @UEFA Women's Player of the Year ⭐⭐⭐— #UWCL (@UWCL) August 15, 2019
The shortlist https://t.co/irr2uGgZIM
Awarded on 29 August - which of Lyon's #UWCL winners is your choice? pic.twitter.com/wf0WSbTySo
Such has been their utter supremacy in women's club football, the three nominees for UEFA's award have all come from the French outfit. Interestingly, the three nominees all play in different positions, with Bronze an international right back alongside midfield stalwart Henry, while Hegerberg is considered one of the finest strikers in the game.
What offers Bronze and Henry with a chance of lifting the trophy is the fact that the award also takes into account international performance. While Bronze and Henry represented England and France respectively in the 2019 Women's World Cup, Hegerberg chose not to represent Norway.
Hegerberg opted against representing her country at the World Cup this summer after deciding to retire from international football over long-standing pay-equality issues. However, the Ballon d'Or winner is still recognised among the best after a stunning league season with Lyon, with a hat-trick in the Champions League final against Barcelona a notable highlight.
Choosing the three candidates was explained on UEFA's official website, where a jury consisting of well-revered coaches and journalists comprised
The award will be presented to the winner during the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 29 August.