48. Irene Paredes
Paredes has always been a steady performer in the 100 and this year cracks the top 50 for the first time and it’s hard to argue her talent doesn’t deserve it. One of many PSG players to star this year, Paredes’s dominance at the back and typical Spanish calmness on the ball set her apart from the majority of her opponents. She rarely makes mistakes and all in all has just become a very solid performer, something which is reflected in her third consecutive appearance in the top 100, moving up the rankings year after year. Paredes is capable of putting in big performances when it matters and she was part of the Spain defence which left USA needing two penalties to knock them out of the summer’s World Cup.
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