French and Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi has retained her title as The Best Woman’s Goalkeeper in the World with a runaway win in the IFFHS 2018 Awards.

For the third year in raw, Bouhaddi has capped a great season to clearly win the Award with 185 points from football experts in 90 countries all over the world, with Germans and VFL Wolfsburg keeper Almuth Schult second (she won the Award 2014 with Hope Solo) on 121 points followed by third placed USA team and Orlando Pride keeper Ashlyn Harris on 48 points. Hope Solo, the American Legend Goalkeeper, has won this Award 4 times, one more than the French Goalkeeper.

Sarah Bouhaddi won with her club Olympique Lyonnais in 2018 her 9th national championship as well as her 5th Women’s UEFA Champions League !

She was injured in the Champions League final but continued to play more than 30 minutes with a broken left hand to finally win the Cup !

The young Goalkeeper of Panama, Yenith Bailey (17 years old) appears in the ranking for the first time, she made a fantastic performance at the CONCACAF qualifications.




Ranking Name Country Club Points
1 Sarah BOUHADDI France Olympique Lyonnais 185
2 Almuth SCHULT Germany VFL Wolfsburg 121
3 Ashlyn HARRIS USA Orlando Pride 48
4 Lydia WILLIAMS Australia Seattle Reign FC 38
  Hedvig LINDAHL Sweden Chelsea FC 38
6 Christiane ENDLER Chile Paris SG 34
7 Sandra PANOS Spain FC Barcelona 29
8 Sari VAN VEENENDAAL Netherlands Arsenal WFC 21
9 Stephanie LABBE Canada Calgary FWFC/Linköpings FC 18
10 Katarzyna KIEDRZYNEK Poland Paris SG 13
11 Manuela ZINSBERGER Austria FC Bayern München 11
12 Alyssa NAEHER USA Chicago RS 7
13 Michelle BETOS USA Seattle Reign FC 6
14 Adrianna FRANCH USA Portland Thorns FC 5
15 Sabrina D’ANGELO Canada North Carolina Courage FC 4
16 Ingrid HJELMSETH Norway Stabaek Fotball 3
17 Yenith BAILEY Panama   1
  Karen BARDSLEY England Manchester City FC 1
  Loes GEURTS Netherlands Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 1
  Laura GIULIANI Italy Juventus FC 1


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