1: Pernille Harder
Pernille Harder becomes the first two-time winner of the top 100 and returns to number one after her last top ranking back in 2018. It’s hard to argue with too. With 12 goals from December on, including five after the Bundesliga restarted, she was once again the key influence in Wolfsburg’s title defence and her stunning four-goal haul against Glasgow City in the Champions League quarter-final helped push her side towards another final. It didn’t end in the way she would have wanted before making a move to Chelsea for a world record transfer fee, just after being named women’s footballer of the year in Germany. Also named UEFA’s player of the year, Harder too found the net five times for Denmark and has already hit the mark twice in Chelsea blue. Aside from her goals, no player in Europe created more chances than Harder this year, making her the ultimate all-round forward and once more the best player in the world.