14. Ellen White
Manchester City must be wondering how much stronger their season would be looking if Ellen White hadn’t missed the first three months of it. Six goals for Birmingham City and two for England in the first half of 2019 earned her a move to the FA Cup holders but it was the World Cup where White shone brighest. She was the most consistent striker at the tournament, scoring in five of England’s seven games and saw two goals disallowed in the semi-final and third-place play-off defeats. Her six goals tied Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan but injury put her domestic campaign on the back foot. But three goals in her last four games for Man City and a goal for England at Wembley shows she’s lost none of her poacher’s instinct in what has overall been a superb year for White.
Nick Cushing, Manchester City manager:
“Ellen is the complete striker. She’s not only able to join in the build up but she scores all kinds of goals. She can score one on ones, headers and create her own goals and she’s already become a huge asset for us. She’s a true goal scorer and in 2019 she’s really shown she can score consistently, whether it be the back end of the FA WSL or the World Cup. The World Cup was a good example of how she can score consistently against top teams and top defenders and the consistency she showed at the World Cup shows she is a world class striker.”
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