72: Lea Schuller
It’s scary to ponder just how high Schüller’s ceiling might be after another year of rich promise with Essen and Germany. A dozen league goals in 2018 before the end of November, including a hat-trick against Werder Bremen, demonstrate her rapid progress and she has also started to make waves on the international stage. After making her debut in 2017, Schüller featured in all three matches at the SheBelieves Cup – but her highlight came in a World Cup qualifier against Czech Republic, when she scored all four goals in a 4-0 win.
Daniel Kraus, SGS Essen manager:
“Lea has absolutely great technical skills and a high-speed performance. She has become more and more a leader on and off the field. Furthermore, she is one of few players in the league who have strong header abilities. With her growing part in the German national team she had a fantastic past year.”