31: Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir

It has been another solid and consistent year from the classy Gunnarsdóttir. She played a big part in Wolfsburg’s domestic double and run to the Champions League final, proving especially prominent with some vital contributions in the latter. The Iceland international scored a big away goal in the semi-final against Chelsea but was disappointed in the final when injury meant she had to be substituted after an hour. She was influential as Iceland almost upset Germany to reach the World Cup but endured further heartbreak when her last-minute penalty miss against Slovakia meant they did not even earn a play-off.

Stephan Lerch, VfL Wolfsburg manager:

“Sara has a good overview of the game. She runs many kilometres during matches and is convincing in several aspects of her game, a very important player.”

 

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