6: Amandine Henry

Henry’s ranking as the highest midfielder in this list presents no surprise when you consider the class and talent she brings to both club and country. Four goals from midfield were just the tip of the iceberg as Lyon won another domestic title, but her biggest moment came in Kiev when Lyon were trailing Wolfsburg 1-0 and looked to be on the verge of missing out on the Champions League title. She equalised in the 98th minute, turning the tie and helping Lyon go on to lift the trophy. But Henry’s talents extend well beyond her goals. Her ability on the ball, composure and range of passing all catch the eye and make an impact at international level too. Corinne Diacre’s France team count on her contributions, which this year included their first goal of the year against Italy and another in an impressive 3-0 win over Germany. With her home World Cup approaching in 2019, Henry will once again have the chance to show how well she can control games on the global stage.

 

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