Arsenal coach Joe Montemurro and Matildas captain Sam Kerr are among the nominees for FIFA's 2019 The Best awards.
Montemurro, who has been nominated in Women's Coach of the Year category, led his Arsenal side to their first Championship since 2012 when they lifted the FA Women's Super League title last season.
During their run, Arsenal became the first FA WSL team to win nine games straight, amassing 42 goals and conceding just five during that period.
🚨 Our first announcement today! 🚨#TheBest Women's Coach nominees:— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 31, 2019
🇺🇸 Jill Ellis
🇸🇪 Peter Gerhardsson
🇯🇵 Futoshi Ikeda
🏴 Phil Neville
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The former W-League coach for both Melbourne City and Victory also led Arsenal to their second consecutive Continental Cup League final but unlike 2018, where the London-based club beat Manchester City, they were downed by the team in light blue in a penalty shootout.
Montemurro became the first WSL coach to be nominated for Manager of the Year at the London Football Awards. He later took out the WSL League Managers Association (LMA) Coach of the Year.
He also helped Arsenal qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League after a five-year absence.
The Australian has been nominated alongside FIFA Women's World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, England coach Phil Neville and Italian coach Milena Bertolini to name a few.
Meanwhile, Kerr has earnt her third consecutive nomination for Women's Player of the Year.
🚨 Here they are! 🚨#TheBest Women's Player nominees:— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 31, 2019
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The Chicago Red Star forward has some stiff competition with Golden Boot and Golden Ball recipient Megan Rapinoe nominated alongside four other players who played in the 2019 World Cup final.
Kerr once again took out dual Golden Boots in both her NWSL and W-League seasons, scoring 29 goals across both competitions.
She helped her Perth Glory side to the W-League grand final but they fell at the last hurdle against the strong Sydney FC.
In France, Kerr became the first Australian to score a hat-trick in a senior World Cup with her four-goal haul against Jamaica in their final group match. The win also sent the Matildas into the Round of 16.
Three finalists for each award will be revealed at a later date, with winners revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards show on September 23.