Women's Team

Beckie up for Canada POTY award

Janine Beckie has once again been nominated for the Canada Player of the Year Award.

The City forward has made the star-studded 15-player shortlist in recognition for an unforgettable year, as Canada made history in 2021, clinching a first Olympic gold medal at the Summer Games in Tokyo.

Beckie featured in every game, scoring twice in a crucial win over Chile, and started in the Final as Bev Priestman's side claimed the top prize for the first time, beating Sweden in a dramatic penalty shootout.

She also represented her country at the SheBelieves Cup, lifting her number of caps to 83 with 33 goals scored for her country.

The award celebrates Canada’s top footballers in recognition of their 2021 achievements with both the National Team and their respective club teams.

Beckie has also been a regular in Gareth Taylor's City side, clocking 24 appearances in all competitions in 2021, scoring six goals.

She has been included in a star-studded shortlist, lining up alongside Kadeisha Buchanan, Allysha Chapman, Jessie Fleming, Vanessa Gilles, Julia Grosso, Stephanie Labbé, Ashley Lawrence, Adriana Leon, Nichelle Prince, Quinn, Deanne Rose, Desiree Scott, Kailen Sheridan and Christine Sinclair.

Voting will be conducted by Canadian media and coaches, selecting their first choice, second choice, and third choice with the winners announced on the week commending 13 December.

Congratulations, Janine!