19. Lieke Martens
Who knows which direction Martens’ year would have gone in had injury at the World Cup not practically ended her year early. She started the year in good form for Barcelona, finding the net four times in January and February and looked in good form heading into the World Cup, scoring in five consecutive matches between club and country. Her highlight of the tournament came against Japan in the second round when her two goals sent the Dutch into the quarter-finals. She only returned from injury recently in a thumping 6-1 win against Deportivo and she’ll now be hoping to return to top form quickly.
|⇐ 20. Sari van Veenendaal||18. Crystal Dunn ⇒|