27: Ewa Pajor
The Poland striker did not make last year’s top 100, but she is undoubtedly the breakout star of 2018. Pajor had a quiet end to 2017-18 on the goalscoring front – saving her best for the Champions League, where she scored in both legs against Slavia Prague and in the semi-final second leg against Chelsea. The youngster has gone up a few gears this season and by the end of November had 12 league goals, including three hat-tricks, putting her six clear of her teammate Pernille Harder and anyone else in the league. She also scored in both legs of Wolfsburg’s Champions League tie against Atlético Madrid and the signs are she will get better and better.
Stephan Lerch, VfL Wolfsburg manager:
“Ewa is lightning fast and always seeks the goal. She is a very robust and powerful with a very big future ahead of her.”