Manchester United and England women’s goalkeeper Mary Earps has been awarded BBC Women’s footballer of the year.
Earps has had an exceptional year, leading United to second place in last season’s WSL, as well as winning the golden glove in the World Cup despite England’s disappointing 1-0 loss to Spain in the final and being named England’s player of the year last campaign.
She has made history and become the first goalkeeper to win the award and was a part of a 5-player shortlist alongside many other world class players, including current Ballon d’Or winner Aitana Bonmati.
This is just one of the many awards Earps has picked up in the last calendar year, capping off a fantastic 2023 for the 30 year-old goalkeeper.
In a statement made by Earps to BBC Sport, she said:
“I am truly honored. To be the first keeper to get their hands on the award is special and I’m incredibly grateful.”
Earps has been a staple figure in both Manchester United and England’s success over the last calendar year, and has added to her trophy cabinet with this award.