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Chelsea FC Women duo Millie Bright and Pernille Harder have both been named in the FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11.
“Being named in the FIFA FIFPRO World 11 leaves me speechless,” said Bright.
“Since signing for Chelsea and becoming professional, I’ve always said my aim was to be the best defender in the world, be a defender that every striker remembers.
“It’s reassuring that all the hard work and sacrifices you make to be the best player and athlete every single day are paying off. This is something I’m so proud of myself. No matter how tough the journey has been or how many people doubted me, I’ve never given in and never will.
“I’m truly honoured to be named amongst such talented players, the best players in the world and would like to thank everyone who voted. This encourages me on to be even better, so here’s to the future.”
Harder said: “This award, the World 11, is a great recognition from all the players in the world.
“Of course that means something extra: its fellow football players that have voted for me to be in this World 11.
“My greatest accomplishment? I think it’s difficult to say one thing. Overall, I think it has been an exceptional season. Of course, scoring 27 goals in a single season is maybe something that will be difficult to repeat, but winning the double with Wolfsburg four years in a row is also a big accomplishment.
“My transfer to Chelsea has also been something big for me, so it’s really difficult to pick out just one thing! It’s been a special year.”