The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) released the list of the best women's clubs in the world until October 21 this year
Deportivo Cali's resounding win over Always Ready consolidates it as leader of group A in the 2022 Conmebol Libertadores Women's Cup/(Twitter: @LibertadoresFEM)
Despite the fact that in the 2022 season of women's professional soccer won no title, Deportivo Cali is now on the international radar after winning the runner-up position in the 2022 BetPlay Women's League and fourth place in the Copa Conmebol Libertadores.
The sugar squad shamefully lost 5-0 against América de Cali in the duel for third and fourth place in the Libertadores Femenina 2022 that took place in Ecuador. Before that, he tied 1-1 against Boca Juniors and in the penalty shootout he could not score any charges from the twelve steps.
However, the team in charge of the coach Jhon Alber Ortizwas filled with pride, given that it has international projection, as well as many of its players, who were part of the squad of the Colombian women's team in the Conmebol Copa América Femenina 2022.
For By 2023 the idea is that women's soccer in Colombia will have two tournaments and with the support of new sponsors, the competitiveness and preparation of soccer players will continue to be promoted for the celebration of the Fifa World Cup: Australia and New Zealand 2023.
Taking into account the precedent of Deportivo Cali, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), released the list of the best women's clubs in the world until October 21, 2022, a mention in which several South American eleventh appear. .
Under the criteria of points added and prestige of the entity, the Iffhs reported that this is the first time that two Conmebol clubs have obtained positions in the top 10 of the world ranking.
Deportivo Cali, a club that could not count on Linda Caicedo for the Libertadores 2022, is even above big names like Boca Juniors, Manchester City, Monterrey and Tigres UANL.
With 300 points In between, the Colombian team was listed in box 13 of the Iffhs in one of the best years for women's football in Colombia. This is how the table looked:
1. FC Barcelona | 780 points
2. Olympique Lyonnais | 521
3. Chelsea F.C. | 504
4.Wolfsburg | 467
5. FC Bayern Munchen | 440
6. Paris Saint Germain (PSG) | 439
7. Real Madrid CF | 436
8. Juventus F.C. | 428
9. Arsenal F.C. | 398
10. Corinthians | 376
11. Palm trees | 324
12. AS Rome | 312
13. Sports Cali | 300
14. Railway | 284
15. rosengard | 260
16. Monterey | 250
17. UANL Tigers | 237
18. Boca Juniors | 234
19. Hoffenheim | 231
20. Man City | 231.
Linda Caicedo was nominated for best player by the Iffhs
The Deportivo Cali player continues to be recognized for her excellent sports year and is already nominated for two more awards given by one of the most important football institutions.
On October 20, The Globe Soccer Awards revealed their nominees for the 2022 edition of the award that will be given to the best soccer players for what they have accomplished in the current year. At that time, the list of 25 players by category was published, where the Colombian flag stood out for two names, Luis Díaz and Linda Caicedo.
Both Díaz and Caicedo managed to enter the final nominees and now they will have to be chosen again in a second round of voting that will take place from November 3 to the 10 of this month. Again, the voting opportunity will be opened for fans; however, the influence that your vote will have for the election of the winner will be 25% while 75% of the decision will be made by the jury panel.
However, for Linda, this nomination does not represent the only one she has under her name in terms of recognized awards. In the last hours, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) nominated the Colombian for the award of the best player of 2022, recognition of which the current Golden Ball, Alexia Putellas, still owns. Caicedo along with Debinha are the only South Americans who are part of the list.
Linda's 'rivals', who are also nominated for the award are: Alexia Putellas (Spain) , Kadidiatou Diani (France), Aitana Bonmati (Spain), Wendie Renard (France), Beth Mead (England), Ada Hegerberg (Norway), Delphine Cascarino (France), Lena Oberdorf (Germany), Alexandra Popp (Germany), Marie Antoinette Katoto (France), Leah Williamson (England), Lucy Bronze (England), Selma Bacha (France), Ghizlane Chebbak (Morocco), Debinha (Brazil), Alex Morgan (USA), Catarina Macario (USA), Melchie Dumornay (Haiti) and Samantha Kerr (Australia).