76: Ellie Carpenter
Ellie Carpenter has been talked about for so long as a top full-back that it’s incredible to think she’s still only 20. Across the year, she created the second most chances of any full-back in the world and her consistently good performances for both Australia and Portland Thorns saw her earn a move to Lyon in the summer. Taking on the mantle left by Lucy Bronze, Carpenter has started eight games from eight so far, scoring once in a tight win against Bordeaux. Her ability to get up and down the pitch and quality on the ball will surely see her cement her standing as one of the best as she continues to progress.