17: Ramona Bachmann

Bachmann might not be the most prolific, but her work ethic and ability to create are among the reasons she is so highly rated within the game. She did not score a league goal in the second half of the 2017-18 season but saved her best for the FA Cup final, where she was unplayable. Her two goals against Arsenal at Wembley played the biggest part of all in helping Chelsea lift the trophy. While her tenacity, intensity and passion make her the player she is, she could do little for Switzerland as they were swept aside by the Netherlands in the European play-off for a World Cup spot.

Emma Hayes, Chelsea manager:

“Ramona is improving all the time and I’ve seen more and more consistency in her decision-making as the season went on and she’s adjusted to the English game. She’s very much at home here and she looks very much a Chelsea player.”

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Top 100 Women’s Footballers of 2018 – Results

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