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Ballon d'or Féminin winners list | Women's Ballon d'Or Winners

Check out the Ballon d'or Féminin winners list. During the popular Ballon d’Or ceremony, France Football also announces the Ballon d'Or Féminin award winner, which is also known as the Women's Ballon d'Or.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 31.10.2023
Ballon d'or Féminin winners list

​​During the popular Ballon d’Or ceremony, France Football also announces the Ballon d'Or Féminin award winner, which is also known as the Women's Ballon d'Or. Just like the men’s Ballon d’Or award, the Ballon d'Or Féminin has been awarded to the highest voted among the women’s professional soccer players.

Unlike men’s Ballon d’Or, the Women's Ballon d'Or is very new. This award was first time introduced by France Football in the 2018 edition. Since then, it has been celebrated every year, except for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Just like men’s Ballon d’Or, France Football priorly announces the nominees for the yearly Ballon d'Or Féminin award. While it started with a 15-member nominee in 2018, the next three editions experienced 20-member nominees (2019, 2021, and 2022). 

However, from the 2023 edition, the number of nominated players has been raised to 30.  


Article Contents:


  • List of Ballon d'Or Féminin (Women's Ballon d'Or) Winners, 1st Runner-ups and 2nd Runner-ups

  • Who won the first Ballon d'Or Féminin award?

  • Who won the multiple Ballon d'Or Féminin awards?

  • Who recorded the most nominees for the Ballon d'Or Féminin awards?


Ballon d'Or Féminin (Women's Ballon d'Or) Winners, 1st Runner-ups and 2nd Runner-ups


Year

Winner

(Nation/Latest Club)

1st Runner-up (Nation/Latest Club)

2nd Runner-up (Nation/Latest Club)

2018

Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Lyon)

Pernille Harder (Denmark/Wolfsburg)

Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany/Lyon)

2019

Megan Rapinoe (USA/Reign FC)

Lucy Bronze (England/Lyon)

Alex Morgan

(Orlando Pride)

2021

Alexia Putellas (Spain/Barcelona)

Jennifer Hermoso (Spain/Barcelona)

Sam Kerr

(Australia/Chelsea)

2022

Alexia Putellas (Spain/Barcelona)

Beth Mead (England/Arsenal)

Sam Kerr

(Australia/Chelsea)

2023

Aitana Bonmatí (Spain/Barcelona)

Sam Kerr

(Australia/Chelsea)

Salma Paralluelo (Spain/Barcelona)

(Latest Club = latest club according to the award tenure)

 

Q. Who won the first Ballon d'Or Féminin award?

A. Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg won the first Ballon d'Or Féminin award in 2018. The Lyon Féminin striker won the Ballon d'Or Féminin battle against the runner-up Danish Pernille Harder by 136-130 points.

 

Q. Who won the multiple Ballon d'Or Féminin awards?

A. Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas is the only player to win the Ballon d'Or Féminin award more than once. Serving for Barça Femení, Putellas won the Ballon d'Or Féminin award two successive years in 2021 and 2022.

 

Q. Who recorded the most nominees for the Ballon d'Or Féminin awards?

A. Australian Sam Kerr is the only player to earn a place in the nominees in all five years for the Ballon d'Or Féminin awards, including 2023.


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