Lyon and Norway striker Ada Hegerberg gained the inaugural Ladies’s Ballon d’Or award.
The 23-year-old scored on this 12 months’s Champions League closing as French aspect Lyon beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in Kiev.
Wolfsburg and Denmark striker Pernille Tougher was second, Germany midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan third and England and Lyon defender Lucy Bronze sixth.
The award – voted for by journalists – recognises the most effective participant on this planet.
Hegerberg was one in all seven gamers from the all-conquering Lyon aspect to function among the many 15 nominees.
She was the main scorer with 15 objectives because the French aspect gained the Champions League for the third 12 months working.
The Ballon d’Or has been awarded to a males’s participant by France Soccer yearly since 1956, however that is the primary 12 months there was a ladies’s award.
The checklist of nominees is compiled by the editorial employees of the French journal.
From 2010 to 2015 it merged with Fifa’s awards, however the world governing physique arrange its personal awards once more in 2016.
“I need to say due to my team-mates as a result of this may not have been doable with out them, my coach or our president Jean-Michel Aulas,” Hegerberg mentioned on the ceremony in Paris.
“I additionally need to thank France Soccer. It is a enormous step for girls’s soccer.”