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Vote for Chelsea’s ’keeper in prestigious football award

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Image captionImage 1: Chelsea Women's goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl

Silverware and Chelsea go hand in hand right now, and a Blues goalkeeper is hoping to add to what looks like being a glittering May for the club.

Hedvig Lindahl plays in goal for Chelsea’s women’s side, and she is one of five players nominated for the prestigious BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2017 award.

She is the only UK-based player to be nominated, and the only goalkeeper.

Last year Lindahl, 34, shared a stage with Manchester United superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovich, as the two were voted Sweden’s best footballing talents.

A Swedish international, with 136 caps for her country, she signed for Chelsea in 2015 – helping them win the FA Women's Cup and FA Women's Super League double in her first season.

In her nomination, Lindahl says none of her success would have been possible without the support of wife Sabine, with whom she has two sons.

She says she has always dreamed of being named the greatest goalkeeper in the world, and hopes to inspire other young women and girls to achieve things in life in the way she has.

Lindahl is up against Bayern Munich midfielder Melanie Behringer, Olympique Lyonnais striker Ada Hergerberg, Orlando Pride and Brazil forward Marta, and Christine Sinclair of Portland Thorns.

You can vote online until 9am on 15 May, and the results will be announced just over two weeks later.