34. Kim Little
For a player who has for so long been one of the world’s finest, to see Kim Little on the world stage after an ACL injury cruelly ruled her out of Euro 2017 was one of the year’s highlights. For Little, the year couldn’t have gone much better. Not only did she get to finally lead her country at a major tournament, she got her hands back on the FA WSL with Arsenal seven years after their most recent triumph. Little’s form never matched how good she was at the end of 2018 but as the Arsenal squad fell one by one around her, she remained the constant presence to lead her side to the title. For Scotland, she found the net in France against Argentina in the dramatic encounter which would ultimately end their tournament but came back with a vengeance with a stunning five-goal haul in their first Euro 2021 qualifier against Cyprus and already has eight goals this season for her club.
Shelley Kerr, Scotland head coach:
“As a midfielder, Kim is one of the best in Europe. She is the ultimate technician and the orchestrator of everything progressive in the mid and final third attacking zones. She’s the consummate professional and leads by example. She sets and demands quality and intensity of the very highest level and nothing less is acceptable. She’s just simply, the ultimate midfield architect and technician.”
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