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Nadine Angerer has been named as the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year for 2013 at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony.
The German goalkeeper played a starring role in her country's success at the Euro 2013 Finals during the summer and saved two penalties as they beat Norway 1-0 in the Final. She beat off challenges from Marta and last year's winner Abby Wambach to take the honour.
To round off a great night for Germany, Silvia Neid carried off the Coach of the Year award after guiding the youngest squad in the tournament to its ultimate success. It is the second time that Neid has won the award, having previously picked it up in 2010. The other nominated coaches were Pia Sundhage of Sweden and Ralf Kellerman, who guided VfL Wolfsburg to win the UEFA Women's Champions League.
Each of the 184 national coaches and captains voted from the original ten nominations as part of the procedure and their choices were revealed after the event.
Brent Hills voted on England's behalf and he selected Angerer, followed by Lena Goessling and Lotta Schelin. Anna Signeul's votes went in exactly the same order whilst Jarmo Matikainen also picked Angerer, along with Saki Kumagai and Schelin. Alfie Wylie made it a clean sweep of coaches' votes for Angerer and his other choices were Christine Sinclair and Nilla Fischer.
Of the captains, Casey Stoney picked Angerer, Fischer and Goessling and Gemma Fay's choices were Angerer, Alex Morgan and Fischer. Jessica Fishlock went for Goessling, Sinclair and Abby Wambach whilst Ashley Hutton selected Angerer, Goessling and Schelin.
Chelsea's Yuki Ogimi - the only WSL player amongst the original nominations - received a number of first choice votes including one from Republic of Ireland captain Emma Byrne.
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