Reggae Girlz captain Khadija Shaw has been named the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Player of the Year.

The regional body made the announcement on Friday.

It’s the first time a woman from the Caribbean has won the award.

Shaw has been recognised for a stellar year for country and club.

The 26-year-old forward helped Jamaica to qualify for a historic second consecutive FIFA Women’s World Cup. The 2023 edition is in Australia and New Zealand.

Shaw was prolific in qualifying scoring three goals in the final qualifying phase to seal Jamaica’s World Cup berth. The goals against Haiti and Mexico saw Shaw named in the team of the tournament.

Shaw had scored nine goals in the previous round.

At club level, Shaw became Manchester City’s starting forward following a move from France where she was also prolific.

Shaw is currently in a heated battle to be crowned Women’s Premier League top goal scorer.

In the year 2022, Shaw scored 15 goals in 19 WSL games, seven goals in eight domestic cup games and two goals in two UEFA Women’s Champions League games.

Shaw’s three goals in the knockout stage helped Manchester City claim the 2021-22 FA Women’s League Cup.

Meanwhile, Reggae Boyz captain, Andre Blake, was piped to the men’s player of the year award by Alphonso Davies.

It is the second consecutive year in which Davies has captured the Concacaf Player of the Year award. He is the first player to win the award in successive years, and joins Costa Rica GK Keylor Navas (2014, 2017) as the only two-time winner.