Portland Thorns and German Women's National Team goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has been named a finalist for the Golden Gloves Award for the 2015 Women's World Cup, FIFA announced today.
The award winners will be named following the World Cup Final on Sunday in Vancouver.
Angerer is joined by Hope Solo (United States) and Ayumi Kaihori (Japan). Angerer has started and played every minute in her final World Cup for Germany, allowing 5 goals and making 12 saves, while making the final save in penalty kicks to defeat France and move on to the Semifinals.
Also named among the award finalists are the United States' Megan Rapinoe, Julie Johnston, and Carli Lloyd, Japan's Saori Ariyoshi and Aya Miyama, Germany's Celia Sasic, England's Lucy Bronze, and France's Amandine Henry for the Golden Ball Award, while Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan, Norway's Ada Hergerberg, and China's Jiali Tang for the Young Player Award, awarded to the best player born on or after July 1, 1995.
The Golden, Bronze, and Silver Boot for the top three scorers, and the Fair Play Trophy will also be awarded at the ceremony following the World Cup Final.
FIFA Press Release
FIFA announces shortlists for FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 awards