PFA Fans Player of the Month

PFA Vertu Motors WSL Fans' Player of the Month - December nominees

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There are six nominees for December's WSL award
There are six nominees for December's WSL award / Simon Cooper/PA Archive/PA Images | PFA Vertu Motors
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90min is the home of the PFA Vertu Motors Fans’ Player of the Month Award for the 2021/22 & 2022/23 seasons.

Each month, you can vote for your favourite players across five divisions of English football, for the chance to win incredible prizes, including the opportunity to present the award to the winning player.

Your WSL nominees for December are...


1. Vilde Boe Risa (Man Utd)

Summer signing Vilde Boe Risa has settled at Man Utd
Summer signing Vilde Boe Risa has settled at Man Utd / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Appearances: 2
Goals: 1
Assists: 1

Norway international Boe Risa shone as Manchester United navigated a difficult away win against a strong Brighton side, marking the game with her first goal since moving to England in the summer and going close on a number of other occasions.

She was equally impressive in a ‘number ten’ role in a thrashing of Aston Villa a week later, setting up the opening goal in the 5-0 rout.

2. Jessica Naz (Tottenham)

Jessica Naz had a big month for Spurs
Jessica Naz had a big month for Spurs / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Appearances: 2
Goals: 1
Assists: 1

Tottenham ended the calendar year third in the WSL and in one of the Champions League places thanks to successive December wins, with Jessica Naz playing a significant role in each.

It started when she assisted the decisive goal in a 2-1 comeback win over Aston Villa, before a sublime top corner finish made the difference in a narrow victory against Everton.

3. Deanne Rose (Reading)

Deanne Rose helped Reading to an historic win
Deanne Rose helped Reading to an historic win / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

Appearances: 1
Goals: 1
Assists: 0

Reading beat Chelsea in the WSL for the first time ever thanks to a goal from Deanne Rose, who is fast establishing herself as one of the signings of the season.

It took a monumental defensive effort from the Royals to keep Chelsea at bay, but to claim a historic victory it needed something more and Rose provided that. The Canadian drove at the heart of the defence, leaving opponents in her wake, and fired home after a neat one-two.

4. Alessia Russo (Man Utd)

Alessia Russo is thriving as a 'number nine' at Man Utd
Alessia Russo is thriving as a 'number nine' at Man Utd / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Appearances: 2
Goals: 0
Assists: 2

Alessia Russo continued her impressive form into December, with the 22-year-old England starlet thriving at Manchester United this season now that she is fully fit after an injury-hit 2020/21.

Russo didn’t add to her personal WSL goal tally in December but played an instrumental role as an attacking focal point as a ‘number nine’ for her team. She was able to bring others into the game and provided assists in the back-to-back wins over Brighton and Aston Villa.

5. Ella Toone (Man Utd)

Ella Toone has been PFA Fans' Player of the Month once already this season
Ella Toone has been PFA Fans' Player of the Month once already this season / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Appearances: 2
Goals: 2
Assists: 0

Ella Toone finished 2021 in style by scoring two well-taken goals in Manchester United’s thrashing of Aston Villa, breaking the deadlock and also capping things off with the fifth of the day. She could even have had a hat-trick later in the game.

She also played 90 minutes of the win against Brighton and continued to be a leading attacking threat for her team, having stepped up her role this season.

6. Rachel Williams (Tottenham)

Rachel Williams is having a fine season with Tottenham
Rachel Williams is having a fine season with Tottenham / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Appearances: 2
Goals: 1
Assists: 1

Tottenham veteran Rachel Williams finished December with a goal and assist to her name in the WSL, having made crucial contributions to her team’s perfect month.

Her winning goal as Spurs came from behind to beat Aston Villa was the height of penalty area composure, taking her time to pick her spot, while she also fed the ball to the previously mentioned Naz to score the decisive goal against Everton.


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