Matildas star Sam Kerr nominated for first ever women's Ballon d'Or award

The green and gold gun will be a contender for the first ever award of its type to be handed out

The honours keep on coming for Matildas superstar Sam Kerr after being nominated to win the inaugural women's Ballon d'Or award.

Kerr, 25, was among 15 nominees for the prestigious trophy to be awarded by France Football magazine - who have presented the men's version since 1956.

It will be a chance for Kerr to add to a growing list of honours this season that include Asian player of the year, the W-League player of the year and NWSL Golden Boot while playing for Chicago Red Stars.

The Perth Glory striker just missed out on an nomination for FIFA's world player of the year award earlier this year after helping lead the Matildas to Tournament of Nations success, in addition to her personal success on the field.

Alongside Kerr, other stars to be nominated include Brazilian veteran Marta, USA's Megan Rapinoe and Norweigen attacker Ada Hegerberg.

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The award, which has a female category for the first time, will be presented in a Paris ceremony on December 3.

Women's Ballon d’Or nominees

Lucy Bronze (England), Pernille Harder (Denmark), Ada Hegerberg (Norway), Amandine Henry (France), Lindsey Horan, (USA), Samantha Kerr (Australia), Fran Kirby (England), Saki Kumagai (Japan), Amel Majri (France), Dzsenifer Maroszan (Germany), Marta (Brazil), Lieke Martens (Netherlands), Megan Rapinoe (USA), Wendie Renard (France), Christine Sinclair (Canada).

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