The young winger of the Colombian Women's team is on the final list of nominees for two other awards that reward the best players in the world< /i>
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. Photo: FCF
On October 20, the Globe Soccer Awards revealed their nominees for the 2022 edition of the award that will be given to the best male and female soccer players for what has been done in the current year. At that time the list of 25 players was publishedby category where the flag of Colombia stood out for two names, Luis Díaz and Linda Caicedo. From that day until November 1, through its official page, football lovers could vote for their favorite player, now with voting closed, the organizers delivered the final list of 5 candidates.
Within that list, 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 their vote will have for the election of the winner will be 25% while 75% of the decision will be made by the panel of judges.
However, for Linda, this nomination does not represent the only one she has under her name in terms of recognized awards. In recent 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 Ballon d'Or, Alexia Putellas is still the owner. 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).
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Apart from their nomination on the main list, Linda is also present in the shortlist for the award for the best under-20 footballer, one of her main rivals who will compete alongside her is the Spanish midfielder Vicky López, who was one of the most outstanding players in the last Under-17 World Cup, where the Colombian team fell in the final against the Iberians, with López on the pitch.
According to According to the information presented by the IFFHS, a specific date for the delivery of the recognition has not yet been established, although they did mention that these will be given at the beginning of next month and compared to the Globe Soccer, these will not present voting phases by the public or fans.
It should be remembered that 2022 has been the most successful year in Linda Caicedo's short professional career. He stood out with Deportivo Cali reaching the final of Colombian Professional Football, he was runner-up with the Colombian Women's National Team in the Copa América and recently managed to sign the world runner-up with the national under-17 team.
Within this competition, Caicedo received two awards, the bronze boot (for her four goals scored) and the silver ball (for being the second best player in the contest).