FC Barcelona forward Lieke Martens has been named the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year. The award was handed out today at the Champions League draw in Monaco.
@liekemartens1, chosen as Best Player of the Year by UEFA! Congratulations! #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/rQnVsNbhpP— FCB Femení (@FCBfemeni) August 24, 2017
Martens helped the Netherlands win Euro 2017 earlier this year and has scored 33 times in 80 appearances for her national side since first appearing in 2011.
The award is based on performances in all competitions throughout the 2016/17 season.
In her club career she moved to Barcelona in July 2017 after spending a year at FC Rosengård.
"This is so amazing, it's a big honour. I'm really proud, but I couldn't achieve this without my team-mates. I'm speechless!"
Lieke Martens | Source: UEFA
The final standings for the award are as follows:
1: Lieke Martens (Netherlands, Rosengård and Barcelona)
2: Pernille Harder (Denmark, Linköping and Wolfsburg)
3: Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany, Lyon)
4: Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands, Bayern München and Arsenal)
5: Eugénie Le Sommer (France, Lyon)
6: Wendie Renard (France, Lyon)
7: Jackie Groenen (Netherlands, FFC Frankfurt)
8: Lucy Bronze (England, Manchester City and Lyon)
9: Jodie Taylor (England, Arsenal)
10: Shanice van de Sanden (Netherlands, Liverpool)