36: Jodie Taylor

Taylor’s position on this list has fallen after she failed to build on an impressive 2017 with England. She won the European Championship golden boot last year but has struggled for regular games under the new head coach, Phil Neville, even if she did score in his first game – against France – back in March. At club level, things were much more successful after returning to America with Seattle Reign. Taylor warmed up by scoring in the W-League final for Melbourne City and nine NWSL goals followed, including a strike on her debut against Washington Spirit.

Vlatko Andonovski, Seattle Reign manager:

“Jodie is a true goal scorer. She is always in the right time at the right place. Her ability to score goal is what makes her special. Her runs behind the defensive lines are very sophisticated and help her get the ball in dangerous areas.”

Phil Neville, England head coach:

“Jodie’s a natural finisher and an out-and-out goal scorer. Her experience of playing in different countries across continents means she possesses superb football and life experience, making her an invaluable member of our squad. She works very hard and is a fantastic example to all younger players of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication.”

 

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