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Anja Mittag was the third player to officially receive her 2015 FIFPro Women’s World XI award. Representatives of French players union UNFP visited the German striker at her club, Paris Saint-Germain.

At Bougival training centre, Mittag welcomed the delegation of the players’ union. The 30-year old national team player was visibly delighted to collect the prize.

“It is a nice honour to be chosen by the players. It is great to be a part of the team of the year.”

Mittag thanked FIFPro for organizing the vote: “The Women’s World XI is a huge step for us. The men have already had the trophy for many years. It is nice that now we get it too.”

The handover of the trophy was greeted by applause from her teammates at Paris Saint-Germain.

Mittag scored 5 goals in six matches during the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada, helping Germany clinch the fourth place. In the summer of 2015 she switched from Swedish top club FC Rosengard to Paris Saint-Germain, and at the French club she managed to improve her Champions League goal scoring total to 49 goals. That is a record. This Wednesday, PSG will face FC Barcelona for the first leg in their quarterfinal.

“I hope to win a team prize now with Paris Saint-Germain. I am thinking of the French Cup and – why not - the Champions League.”