Paris: France`s Amandine Henry and German duo Dzsenifer Marozsán and Celia Sasic were on Wednesday named on a shortlist for UEFA`s Best Women`s Player in Europe award for 2014/15.
Henry, 25, who plays club football for Lyon, will bid to become the first non-German to win the title as Marozsan, 23, while former FFC Frankfurt club-mate Sasic are looking to make it three wins out of three for their nation.
Sasic, 27, announced her retirement last month after Germany finished fourth in the Women`s World Cup in Canada, where she was the joint top scorer with six goals for a record-equalling 14 in the competition.
Striker Sasic and midfielder Marozsan, 28, also won the Women`s Champions League title with Frankfurt last season.
Henry helped Lyon win the French league title last season and played a key role in France`s run to the World Cup quarter-finals where they lost on penalties to Germany.
The final vote will take place on August 27 in Monaco, the same day the men`s winner will be announced with Barcelona`s Uruguay forward Luis Suarez on the three-man shortlist with Lionel Messi and last year`s winner Cristiano Ronaldo.