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White, Bronze, Scott and Carney in line for PFA Players' Player of the Year

Thursday 13 Apr 2017
Ellen White (centre) and Lucy Bronze are on the PFA shortlist

Four England players have been nominated for the Women’s PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.

Chelsea playmaker Karen Carney, Birmingham striker Ellen White and Manchester City duo Lucy Bronze and Jill Scott join Jane Ross and Caroline Weir on the shortlist.

Bronze and Scott were both instrumental in City’s double-winning campaign while Carney helped Chelsea finish second in FA WSL 1 and reach the Final of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.

White, England’s match-winner against World Cup holders USA last month, scored six goals in 14 games for former club Notts County.

Lionesses head coach Mark Sampson said: "To be recognised by team-mates and opponents is true recognition for any player.

"The nomination is not only a reflection of their excellent performances over the year but a recognition from their fellow professionals of the hard work all four put in off the pitch to be the people and players they are.

"England can be proud of all four Lionesses."

Meanwhile, five England youth teamers are in line for the Women’s PFA Young Player of the Year award; Millie Bright, Jess Carter, Nikita Parris, Georgia Stanway and Keira Walsh.

Sampson added: “All five have shown maturity beyond their years this season to produce such a high level of consistent performances.

“With The FA WSL continuing to evolve it is a credit to our English players that they continue to dominate such awards.”

Women’s PFA Player of the Year 2017

Lucy Bronze, Manchester City
Karen Carney, Chelsea
Jane Ross, Manchester City
Jill Scott, Manchester City
Caroline Weir, Liverpool
Ellen White, Birmingham City

Women’s PFA Young Player of the Year 2017
Millie Bright, Chelsea
Jess Carter, Birmingham City
Nikita Parris, Manchester City
Georgia Stanway, Manchester City
Keira Walsh, Manchester City
Caroline Weir, Liverpool

By FA Staff