10. Eugenie Le Sommer

Top 100 2019 Eugenie Le Sommer

A slight drop from last year but Le Sommer makes the top 10 for a second year in a row. In a Lyon team full of stars, Le Sommer still continues to be one of the most important. 13 goals last season and five already this show she’s not lost any of her ability whether it’s playing up front or out on the left to accommodate team mate Ada Hegerberg. She added yet another Champions League medal to her haul this year and would have had dreams of a World Cup medal on home soil, but it wasn’t to be. Still, her contribution was felt as France fell at the quarter-final stage. She scored their opening goal of the tournament against South Korea and followed that up with a goal against Norway. Le Sommer recently found the net in six consecutive games for club and country and it’s no wonder over the course of time she has become the top scorer in Lyon’s history and she now sits just five goals behind Marinette Pichon’s record of 81 for her national team.

Jess Fishlock, former Lyon player:

“Eugenie is a great playmaker and I think Ada up top struggles more when Eugenie isn’t in the team. With Eugenie, when you get in you just want to give her the ball. Her drop of her shouldler and the way that she moves, she glides, I’ve not seen anything like it in the women’s game. You can’t get anywhere near her, it’s so nice to watch and when it’s there it is pretty great to watch. She doesn’t get the credit Ada does but she should. By the time I left I thought Eugenie, Griedge and Saki were the most important players because without those players the team doesn’t work, but they don’t get the credit as much. Players like Eugenie, they keep it ticking, just tick, tick, tick, tick, tick.”

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