Kim Little has been nominated for the inaugural BBC Women’s World Player of the Year.

Little, who was MVP in her debut season in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) across the Atlantic with Seattle Reign, is one of five players nominated for the award, and the Scotland midfielder is delighted to be nominated.

Speaking to the Scottish FA website, Little said: It’s great to be recognised especially with how many great players here are in women’s football. 

“I get to say football’s my job when it doesn’t really feel like I’m doing a job. I get to come and train every morning and travel the world. It’s probably the best job I could possibly dream of.”

The Seattle Reign midfielder joined the NWSL side last year following successful spells at Arsenal Ladies and Hibernian.  It was these times in her career that have made her the player that she is today.

“While it is nice to nominated, I could not be where I am without my teammates and players around me who have brought out best in me,” Little said. “It would be nice to win the award, but there a lot more people than me who has contributed”

“When I was younger I didn’t think necessarily about becoming a professional footballer, but then the more I played I realised it could be a serious option.”

“I had a great time with Hibs in Scotland then down Arsenal and now Seattle and I’m just glad I’ve been able to progress and get better at each of the places I’ve been in.”

Kim’s club side Seattle Reign are only our games into their season, winning two and losing twice. The Reign are hoping to win the NWSL Championship after the heartache of losing out in the final to Portland Thorns last year.

Little believes that, despite the mixed results so far, the Reign have what it takes to go one better than last season.

"It’s been a steady start for us", she said. "Compared to the start of last year, the results have not as good but we are good position to progress.

"The structure of the league is very different, the goal is to reach the play-offs and win the Play-Off Final, whereas in the UK it is who is most consistent over the course of the season."