69. Stina Blackstenius

Blackstenius started 2019 by ending an unsettled time with Montpellier to return home with Linkoping, the club she burst onto the scene with a few years ago. The move did wonders for the tricky forward and despite a difficult season for the club as a whole, Blackstenius found the net nine times and she certainly took her extra confidence iinto the summer’s World Cup. She didn’t find the net as Sweden eased through the group but made a huge impact after that. Her goal against Canada in the second round was the difference between progress and the game going to extra-time before her finish against Germany in the quarter-finals sent Sweden into the final four and the former world champions home. She couldn’t help her country to a final but another good performance against England did help her side to a much deserved bronze medal.

Olof Unongard, Linkoping manager:

“Stina came home after a long and tough spell in France and had little time to recover before our campaign began. Since Sweden did so well in the World Cup, which Stina was a great part of, she got even less time to recover during the summer. She has been struggling with a very long and unbroken period of football but we all know the capacity she upholds, and what great threat she puts on any back line in the world.”

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