75: Claudia Neto
Neto falls down the rankings this year and it would have been easy for her to disappear completely given the level of competition at her new club, Wolfsburg. But she held down a fairly regular spot, proving her quality in the middle of the park, and played an important role in their domestic double even if she has not yet scored for the German giants. She was ineligible for the Champions League last season, which had a positive impact on her number of starts in the Bundesliga. The Portugal talisman helped her country during a strong showing at the Algarve Cup, but even she could not secure them a place at next summer’s World Cup.
Stephan Lerch, VfL Wolfsburg manager:
“Claudia is characterised by her strong passing game and aggressive dual combat. She is another with a good overview of the game, she has experience and the positional play to help the team a lot.”