Spotlight on the nominee: Melanie Behringer

Bayern Munich and former Germany midfielder Melanie Behringer is hoping to win the coveted BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2017 award.

Behringer joins Norway and Olympique Lyonnais' Ada Hegerberg, Sweden and Chelsea's Hedvig Lindahl, Brazil and Orlando Pride's Marta, and Canada and Sweden's Christine Sinclair on the five-player shortlist for the BBC award.

Voting has now closed but you can watch profiles of all the five nominees and read full terms here. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, 30 May during Sport Today on BBC World Service from 18:30 GMT (19:30 BST).

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