37: Mapi León
Mapi León is now undoubtedly one of the top centre-backs anywhere in the world. Whether it’s for Barcelona or Spain, she is a rock at the back and rarely struggles to put in a top performance. Like many of the top defenders these days, she’s also incredibly comfortable playing out from the back, a staple of both the Barcelona and Spanish way of playing. Mapi came in well within the top five centre-backs anywhere in the world this year for passes completed, with nearly 2,000, and an incredibly accuracy percentage of 94%. She would deserve a major European or worldwide trophy with either club or country and at just 25 it’s arguable she’s not even at the peak of her powers just yet.