Ann-Katrin Berger, Christiane Endler and Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbe are the three finalists nominated for The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper award 2021.
Sweden’s Hedvig Lindahal and American stopper Alyssa Naeher have been cut from the original five-player shortlist that was revealed in November.
The annual goalkeeper prize is now in its third year, with Chile international Endler the only female to be nominated each time.
Endler has two second-placed finishes to her name, finishing behind Lyon’s Sarah Bouhaddi in 2020, but after leaving Paris Saint-Germain to join Bouhaddi in Lyon during the summer, she will be optimistic of finally getting her hands on the award.
The 30-year-old led PSG to the Division 1 Feminine title last season, conceding just four goals all season and being named the division’s best goalkeeper for her outstanding performances. Endler also led PSG to the final four of the Champions League.
The French fell in the semi-final, but Berger’s Chelsea made it all the way to the final, where they were bested by Barcelona.
Germany international Berger enjoyed a superb WSL campaign with Emma Hayes’ side, romping to the domestic title and winning the competition’s Golden Glove for keeping more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper.
Finishing off the nominees is Labbe, who left Swedish side Rosengård to join PSG following the departure of Endler to Lyon.
Labbe underpinned Canada’s drive to gold at the 2020 Summer Olympics, conceding just two of six penalties in the final shoot-out against Sweden and earning rave reviews for her wide smiles during.