Beth Mead has been named BBC Footballer of the Year for 2022 as she continues to collect accolades for her amazing year.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Beth Mead of England is awarded with the Top Goalscorer and Player of the Tournament awards after the final whistle of the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Beth Mead of England is awarded with the Top Goalscorer and Player of the Tournament awards after the final whistle of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Beth Mead may have narrowly missed out on the Ballon d’Or this year, but the Arsenal star has been named BBC Footballer of the Year, an award she collects in addition to being named England Footballer of the Year.

“I don’t think I’ve quite processed it yet. It’s a huge honour for me,” Mead told BBC Sport.

“I’ve just been enjoying my football this season and for me, these are nice trophies to get hold of, but again, I continue to keep saying it and it’s becoming a cliche now, but I wouldn’t have got these without my team-mates throughout the season at Arsenal, throughout the season for the international team.”

“I think right now of the strength that my mum off the pitch has given me,” Mead said as she collected the award.

“It’s been a difficult year for my family, and for her individually, so she has been incredible.

“I’ve just been playing football while she’s been battling one of the hardest diseases that is known to anyone, so my biggest motivation is just my mum.”

Beth’s mum was diagnosed with cancer, something she writes about in the first of two books the Euros Golden Boot winner has written.

Chelsea’s Sam Kerr came in second while Alexi Putellas, who won the Ballon d’Or, came third.

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