[caption id=”attachment_4208” align=”alignright” width=”300”] Credit: Getty Images[/caption] So Marta is a finalist for the FIFA Player of the Year. Again. While the 27 year old is a supremely talented player, one of the greatest ever, her continua…
All my feels summed up in one article!
And not just Marta, btw. Also Wambach. Yes, she became NT top scorer. Kudos. I’ll even give a lifetime achievement award for that. The woman is a legend.
But compare the NWSL and scoring a lot of goals to winning every title there is to win.
Nadine Kessler and Lena Goessling won the 2012/2013 competition, they won the Cup and they won the Champions League. Also known as ‘the treble’. As if this is not enough, they also won the sixth consecutive European title with the German National Team. And: they are starters at their club and national team.
Again, Wambach is a great player. Marta has skills. Both are legends. I just think it is ridiculous they were shortlisted, when I look at all other potential candidates.
And just to add: I also know that Lotta Schelin was ON FIRE during the Euros. Nilla Fischer also decided to take the Bronze Boot, as a central defender!
Then we have French National Team! They started great! Too bad they couldn’t keep it up.
Vero Boquete and Alexia Putellas have been making a name for themselves, at their clubs and National Team.
I know I am missing a lot of key players here and I am sorry. But I think I made my point :)
Ballon d’Or is a popularity trophy. Press had better stats instead of Marta. I think a Wolfsburg player deserved a place in the top 3. Nadine Kessler was not even nominated. Why? I don’t even talk about Lotta Schelin.