44. Hedvig Lindahl
Lindahl’s year looked to be getting off to a disappointing start as it became clear her time at Chelsea was coming to an end, but she remained the go to goalkeeper for Emma Hayes in the big games. Her finger tip save from Caroline Weir in a big league game against Manchester City proved a highlight but it was at the World Cup where the 36-year-old came to the fore. Lindahl was superb for Sweden throughout the tournament, saving a penalty against Canada in the second round, thwarting Germany a round later and doing everything she could and more to stop the Netherlands in the semi-final. Her performances earned her a deserved Ballon d’Or nomination for the best goalkeeper and also a move to German giants Wolfsburg where she’s quickly asserted herself as the number one.
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