Carli Lloyd is vying for her third consecutive FIFA honor. (Photo courtesy of Manchester City)
LONDON — U.S. international Carli Lloyd was named one of the three finalists for the Best FIFA women’s player award, the organization announced Friday.
Lloyd, who performs for Manchester City, was the 2015 and 2016 FIFA women’s player of the year.
The other two finalists are Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela/Santa Clarita Blue Heat) and Lieke Martens (Netherlands/FC Rosengård/FC Barcelona).
Sky Blue FC and Australian international striker Sam Kerr, who has been filling the net for club and country, did not make the final three.
The winners will be announced at the London Palladium Theatre Oct. 23.
Shortlisted Best FIFA Football Award candidates are:
The Best FIFA Men’s Player:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid CF)
Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona)
Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)
The Best FIFA Women’s Player:
Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela/Santa Clarita Blue Heat)
Carli Lloyd (USA/Houston Dash)
Lieke Martens (Netherlands/FC Rosengård/FC Barcelona)
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:
Massimiliano Allegri (Italy/Juventus)
Antonio Conte (Italy/Chelsea)
Zinédine Zidane (France/Real Madrid CF)
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:
Nils Nielsen (Denmark/Danish national team)
Gerard Precheur (France/Olympique Lyonnais)
Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands/Dutch national team)
The Best FIFA Goalkeeper
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus)
Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid CF)
Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern München)
FIFA Puskás Award:
Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana/Las Palmas/23.10.2016)
Alejandro Camargo (Argentina/Universidad de Conception/04.12.2016)
Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela/Venezuela U-17 Women national team/24.10.2016)
Moussa Dembele (France/Celtic FC/05.02.2017)
Olivier Giroud (France/Arsenal/01.01.2017)
Aviles Hurtado (Colombia/Tijuana Xolos/01.04.2017)
Mario Mandzukic (Croatia/Juventus/03.06.2017)
Oscarine Masuluke (South Africa/Baroka FC/30.11.2016)
Nemanja Matic (Serbia/Chelsea/23.04.2017)
Jordi Mboula (Spain/ FC Barcelona Youth/22.02.2017)
FIFA Fan Award:
The voting for the FIFA Puskás Award and the FIFA Fan Award is now open on FIFA.com. The voting procedure for each of the awards is and has been supervised and monitored by the independent observer PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland.