15 November 2020
Denmark’s Pernille Harder, runner-up in the women’s Champions League with Wolfsburg, along with France’s Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnaise) and Spain’s Jennifer Hermoso (FC Barcelona) are in the running for the Best Female Player Award at the 2020 WFS Industry Awards.
The Awards are presented annually by World Football Summit to acknowledge and reward the achievements of those working in the industry whose talent, passion and dedication help make football the world’s most popular sport.
The categories of Best Male and Female Player were created this year to reward the efforts of professional footballers, the great protagonists of this sport together with the fans, across one of the most difficult years in the history of the game.
Women in Football are again honoured to be involved in the Awards, presenting the 'Best Women's Football Initiative' honour to one of the three finalists: Football Association Of Norway/Football - For All In Vietnam Project, Special Olympics and 16Over90 (Visa's support of women's football).
Other new categories added for this edition were: Outstanding Innovation Initiative presented by N3XT Sport and Best Digital Platform presented by Seven League.
Complete list of finalists for the 2020 WFS Industry Awards:
Best Women’s Football initiative presented by Women in Football
- Football Association Of Norway / Football For All In Vietnam Project
- Special Olympics,
- 16Over90 (Visa's support of women's football)
Best Club Commercial Initiative presented by McCann
- Asociación Deportivo Cali
- Club Deportivo Juan Grande Femenino
- Real Betis Balompié
Best Digital Platform presented by Seven League
- DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga
- Eleven Sports
- Eredivisie CV
Best Executive presented by Nolan Partners
- Larry Freedman - Los Angeles FC
- Jordan Gardner - FC Helsingør
- Christian Seifert - DFL Best Internationalisation Strategy presented by Deloitte
- Asia Pacific Events
- Mediapro Canada
- RC Celta
Best Male Player presented by As
- Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
- Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)
Best Female Player presented by As
- Pernille Harder (Chelsea FC / Wolfsburg)
- Jennifer Hermoso (FC Barcelona)
- Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais)
Best Supplier presented by SportsTechX
- Live Penalty
- You First Sports - KNOT
Best Venue presented presented by Mondo Stadia
- Allegiant Stadium
- Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Football for Good presented by Common Goal
- Diogenis MKO
- Dream a dream
- Indochina Starfish Foundation
Outstanding Innovation Initiative presented by N3XT Sports
- Banco Santander & LaLiga, CONMEBOL and UEFA for "Fieeld"
- Lega Serie A for "Virtual Coach"
- SciSports & KNVB for "eQuality Index"
WFS StartCup by GSIC
- Beyond Sport
Winners of all categories will be announced on Monday 16 November.
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