50: Debinha

Debinha just missed out on the top 100 last year but her role in North Carolina Courage’s title win propels her straight into the top half. The Brazilian began her year with the winner against Portland Thorns, ending it by breaking the deadlock against the same opposition in the NWSL final – which Courage would go on to win 3-0. Another seven goals in between marked her out as one of the players of the season and, to boot, she scored four times for Brazil as they reached the 2019 World Cup by winning the Copa América Femenina.

Paul Riley, North Carolina Courage manager:

“Pure quality with flair, intelligence and outrageous technical ability. Deb has improved her consistency and defensive qualities which has enabled her to become the best all-round number 10 in the NWSL. Worth the price of admission…”

  51. Christen Press 49. Jenni Hermoso

Top 100 Women’s Footballers of 2018 – Results

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