The Ballon d'Or Feminin, created in 2018, is a high point for women's soccer, but several missteps show the barriers to equality that still exist.
Barcelona's Alexia Putellas has become the first Spain international to win the Ballon d'Or since 1960 after leading her club to the Treble.
Spain's women's top-division players launched protests this weekend to highlight the delay of the beginning of their professional football league.
Arsenal forward Beth Mead has said her side were "schooled" when they met Barcelona in the Champions League in October.
Nigeria's Uchenna Kanu was the star for both club and country, while Namibia's Zenatha Coleman was also back to her breathtaking best in October.
Asisat Oshoala scored one and made two as holders Barcelona kicked off their Women's Champions League campaign with a 4-1 win over Arsenal.
Barcelona will start their Champions League defence in the first-ever group stage in the women's tournament against Arsenal, Hoffenheim and HB Koge.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has predicted the club will have a female president within the next 10 years.
Chelsea duo N'Golo Kante and Jorginho as well as Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne are in the running for UEFA's male player of the year award.
Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe have been shortlisted for the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League awards.
Barcelona will take on Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy in what could see a potential clash between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former Barcelona captain Vicky Losada has joined Manchester City on a two-year deal, the club announced on Monday.
Lluis Cortes has left his role as the coach of Barcelona's women's team after winning the treble this season, the club confirmed on Sunday.
Joan Laporta has said Barcelona are in an even worse position than he imagined when he was elected as president in March.
The Spanish government has designated its top league as professional, paying off a "historic debt" it owes to the women's game.
Barcelona captain Vicky Losada has announced she will leave the club at the end of the season after 16 years with the club.
May was an historic month for African women's football as Asisat Oshoala became the first ever women's European champion from the continent.
ESPN reviews African football's defining moments of 2020-21, from the sublime to the surreal, during an unforgettable year for continental soccer.
Barcelona, Lyon and the NWSL's Houston Dash and Portland Thorns will participate in the 2021 edition of the WICC.
Join Anna Harrington, Angela Christian-Wilkes, Marissa Lordanic, Sam Lewis and Kathleen McNamee as they dissect the Women's Champions League final.
An irresistible Barcelona thrashed Chelsea 4-0 to claim their first Women's Champions League crown on Sunday.
Barcelona retained the Primera Iberdrola title on Sunday after maintaining their 100% record in the league by beating Granadilla Tenerife 1-0.
With the return of the NWSL Challenge Cup and other leagues, it was a bit of a shock to see two Scotland-based South Africans top April's rankings.