Introduced in 2010 The PFA Women’s Footballer of the Year is awarded to the most outstanding performer for club and country. The PFA takes a look at the nominees for 2013.

Matildas stars Stephanie Catley (top), Brianna Davey (middle) and Samantha Kerr (bottom) are the top nominees for PFA Women’s Footballer of the Year.
Vying to become the fourth recipient of the PFA Women’s Footballer of the Year, Stephanie Catley, Brianna Davey and Samantha Kerr are the top nominees for the 2013 honour.

Having previously been won by Servet Uzulnar (2010), Elise Kellond-Knight (2011) and Lydia Williams (2012) those eligible for the award are W-League players and Australian women playing professionally overseas. The winner is determined by a vote of the Matildas.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 13 at the Australian Football Awards in Sydney.

Stephanie Catley

Able to beat defenders with ease the left back has emerged as a leading player for both the Matildas and her club Melbourne Victory. An outstanding athlete who is able to attack and defend Stephanie’s brilliant technical ability causes havoc for opponents.

Having made her Matildas debut in 2012 the Melbournian’s consistent performances have quickly ensured she is one of the first names on the team sheet.

Brianna Davey

There are few bigger compliments you can receive than to be described as “probably the world’s most talented goalkeeper.” When Linkoping FC boss Martin Sjogren said this of Matildas keeper Brianna Davey few eyebrows were raised. Having made her W-League debut in 2010 the Melbourne Victory keeper has rapidly becoming one of the world’s best.

Now well established in the Matildas squad Brianna’s strong form saw the shot-stopper spend a season on loan in Sweden’s Damallsvenskan before returning to the Victory for 2013/2014 W- League season.

Samantha Kerr

The attacker enjoyed a sensational 2012/2013 W-League leading Sydney FC to a Grand Final victory. An attacking dynamo with a deadly eye for goal the striker’s outstanding form for the Sky Blues and for the Matildas saw her sign with the Western New York Flash for the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League season.

The 20-year-old played a leading role for the Flash as they won the 2013 NWSL Shield, with Sam scoring six goals. After making her debut for the Matildas at just 15 Sam has gone on to become a hugely influential member of the squad. She has returned to Sydney FC on loan from the Flash for 2013/2014 W-League season.