77: Sanne Troelsgaard
Troelsgaard just missed out on last year’s top 100 but her form for Rosengard and Denmark ensured she could not be ignored this time around. While her club endured final-day heartbreak in the league despite the 30-year-old’s eight goals, she proved decisive in the cup. Her winner against Linköping landed Rosengard the trophy and she performed well for her national team too. Four goals at international level capped an impressive 2018 and it is a shame that her talent will not be on show at next year’s World Cup.
Jonas Eidevall, FC Rosengard manager:
“Sanne is physically strong with a great technique. She is very versatile and can play both central and on the wing. At her best moments, very few players can play at the level she can. Her biggest challenge is to be at that level on a more regular basis.”
Lars Sondegaard, Denmark head coach:
“A hard worker, who can play in midfield and up front. She is a player who gets in the box, and who is always a threat in front of goal. She has a temper that you not often see in women’s football, but if used at the right time can be a big advantage for her play!”