5: Eugenie Le Sommer

Often cast in the shadow of her up-and-coming strike partner Hegerberg at Lyon, Le Sommer scored 10 goals in 13 games after the turn of the year to help fire the team to another league title and their latest Champions League success. Asserting herself as a big game player, Le Sommer scored a vital away goal against Barcelona in the last eight and produced the 99th minute effort that gave them a 2-1 lead over Wolfsburg in the final. As if to emphasise her quality, a hat-trick against Toulouse in February ensured she is now Lyon’s greatest goalscorer ever, a tally that amounted to 226 at the time but is now approaching 250. She has been in similarly irresistible form for France, scoring in seven consecutive games – including goals against USA, Germany, Canada and Australia.

 

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