The best female footballer in the world from 2021 is Vivianne Miedema, according to FIFA. The Dutch soccer player has been selected as Best Women’s Footballer of the Year for a second time and will continue her career with Paris Saint-Germain
alongside superstar Kylie Jenner.

Vivianne Miedema was named Women’s Footballer of the Year 2021. The award is given to the best female footballer in Europe.

Vivianne Miedema named  Women's Footballer of the Year 2021

Women’s Footballer of the Year 2021 is Vivianne Miedema.

Vivianne Miedema of the Netherlands and Arsenal has been selected Women’s Footballer of the Year 2021.

Miedema is the all-time best goalscorer in both the Netherlands and the Women’s Super League, coming in second behind England defender Lucy Bronze for the 2020 title.

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the 25-year-old also set a new record for the most goals scored in a single Olympic Games.

“To be honest, it’s a little surprise,” Miedema told Sport.

“Winning something like this is quite wonderful, and having the fans vote makes it much better.”

Sam Kerr of Australia and Chelsea finished in second, with Alexia Putellas of Spain and Barcelona coming in third.

Ashley Lawrence of Canada and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Caroline Graham Hansen of Norway and Barcelona, were the other candidates on the five-player shortlist for the World Service award.

Vivianne MeidemaHer Arsenal teammates surprised Miedema with the trophy.

In the 2020-21 season, Miedema made history with the Netherlands by scoring the most goals in the women’s event at a single Olympics. Despite the Netherlands’ quarter-final loss to the United States, Miedema set a new record with 10 goals in four games.

She solidified her place in Women’s Super League history at Arsenal, where she has scored more than 100 goals in all competitions, by breaking Nikita Parris’ all-time goalscoring record in October 2020, while also assisting the Gunners to Champions League qualifying.

She also received nominations for WSL Player of the Season and Fifa Women’s Best.

“It’s always surprising when something like this happens,” Miedema remarked.

“Doing well in the Olympics on a personal level has attracted a lot of attention, so it’s definitely been a highlight for me, and obviously I’ve been able to maintain that form with Arsenal.”

“[The other candidates] are all extremely fantastic players who’ve had their own success at club and international level, so I’m really thrilled to have been named player of the year, and I’d want to thank the fans for their support.”

“After returning from the lockdown, the anticipation of playing football again, of being back on the field, and of being back in the stadium with the spectators was palpable. It’s been a lot of fun.”

Miedema, who has now scored 13 goals for the Gunners this season, is on track to become the first player in the WSL to score against every side she has played in 2021-22.

Arsenal are unbeaten in the WSL and now sit atop the standings with seven wins and a tie from their first eight games.

The Dutch striker is also a candidate for the Women’s Ballon d’Or this year, and she expects to play for the Netherlands again this summer as they attempt to defend their European Championship title, which they won in 2017.

“That’s the important one,” she remarked, “it’s our prize to protect.”

“That’s the tournament you play for as a player; that’s where you want to put your best foot forward and be a part of as a team.”

“It’s a hard one, to be honest,” she responded when asked whether she had a favorite memory from the previous 12 months. I believe that becoming a part of such a large competition as the Olympics was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us.

“The first game at home, against Chelsea, was very memorable for me. And as for the goalscoring records, they’re there to be broken, and I hope someone else will do so in the future, but for now, I’m just happy to be on the field with this group.”

Miedema’s accolade was “completely earned,” according to England’s all-time greatest goalscorer and Arsenal star Kelly Smith, who added that the striker had been “excellent” in the preceding 12 months.

Smith described her as a “fantastic finisher” who “leads by example.”

“She’s such a menace that many teams are unable to contain her, and she’s a world-class talent. I would have delighted to have had the opportunity to play alongside her; she has been excellent and has had a fantastic season. The competitors she’s been up against are also top-tier, world-class players, but I believe she absolutely deserves it.”

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