How the Guardian ranked the 100 finest feminine footballers on this planet 2022 | Ladies’s soccer

How the Guardian ranked the 100 finest feminine footballers on this planet 2022 | Ladies’s soccer

It’s time for our fifth version of the most effective 100 feminine footballers on this planet and listed here are the judges who took half on this 12 months’s jury.

Among the most revered and influential men and women inside the recreation, together with the USA head coach, Vlatko Andonovski, the Arsenal supervisor, Jonas Eidevall, and Canada’s Olympic-winning head coach, Bev Priestman.

We’re additionally privileged to have had the US soccer author Grant Wahl, who tragically died whereas protecting the lads’s World Cup in Qatar this month, on the panel. Wahl was an incredible journalist who did a lot to advertise ladies’s soccer regardless of his busy schedule and his influence on journalism and the ladies’s recreation won’t ever be forgotten.

He’s a part of our largest jury but with many new faces, taking the variety of judges to 119, together with the Brazil legend Sissi, Germany’s World Cup-winning defender Babett Peter, the Barcelona head coach, Jonathan Giráldez, and the Italy legend Patrizia Panico, now supervisor at Fiorentina, amongst many others.

Their votes have been counted to see whether or not Alexia Putellas can turn into the primary participant to defend her crown or whether or not we may have a brand new Guardian finest feminine footballer on this planet.

The countdown begins on Wednesday 21 December with Nos 100-71. On Thursday we are going to reveal Nos 70-41, on Friday Nos 40-11 earlier than the highest 10 on Saturday to finish this 12 months’s record.

The judges are listed in alphabetical order by class.

How the Guardian ranked the 100 finest feminine footballers on this planet 2022 | Ladies’s soccer
Final 12 months’s winner, Alexia Putellas. {Photograph}: Lluís Gené/AFP/Getty Photos


Janni Arnth Former Denmark worldwide with 93 caps; gained 4 main home league titles throughout 3 nations

Regina Baresi Former Italian striker who scored 108 objectives in 208 matches for Inter Milano

Marta Carissimi Former Italy worldwide with 18 caps; gained Serie A titles in 2015 and 2017

Arianna Criscione Former Italy worldwide with three caps; gained three consecutive Serie A titles with Torres

Theresa Eslund Former Denmark worldwide with 133 caps; gained 5 Danish league titles and performed within the Euro 2017 closing

Grace Gill Former Australia worldwide with one cap; gained two A-League titles with Canberra United

Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir Former Iceland worldwide with 64 caps; gained six home league titles throughout Iceland and Norway

Tuija Hyyrynen Former Finland worldwide with 115 caps; gained 5 consecutive Serie A league titles with Juventus

Maia Jackman Former New Zealand worldwide with 50 caps; performed for her nation on the 2007 World Cup

Haley Kopmeyer Former NWSL goalkeeper; gained two consecutive NWSL Shields with Seattle Reign in 2014 and 2015

Gina Lewandowski Former USA worldwide with one cap; gained the Champions League in 2008 and two Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich

Ella Masar Former USA worldwide with one cap; gained the Bundesliga title with Wolfsburg in 2019 and two Swedish Cups with FC Rosengård

Doreen Nabwire Former Kenya worldwide who performed professionally within the Netherlands and Germany; gained the Kenyan Premier League in 2012

Babett Peter Former Germany worldwide with 118 caps; gained a World Cup, European Championship, a Champions League and eight Bundesliga titles

Babett Peter in action for Real Madrid
Babett Peter is among the many gamers on this 12 months’s panel. {Photograph}: Anadolu Company/Getty Photos

Corine Petit Former France worldwide with 89 caps; gained 10 consecutive league titles with Lyon and 5 Champions League titles

Nicole Rolser Former Germany worldwide with two caps; gained two consecutive WSL titles with Liverpool, in 2013 and 2014, and a Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich

Jenny Ruiz-Williams Former Mexico worldwide with 36 caps; represented Seattle Reign within the NWSL

Desirée Schumann Former German goalkeeper; gained the 2010 U20 World Cup together with her nation, three Bundesliga titles and two Champions League titles

Sissi Former Brazil worldwide with 47 caps and 33 objectives; gained the Golden Boot on the 1999 World Cup

Leonne Stentler Former Netherlands worldwide with 16 caps; gained the Eredivisie title with ADO Den Haag in 2012


Fabrice Abriel Fleury 91 supervisor

Juan Carlos Amorós NJ/NY Gotham supervisor

Vlatko Andonovski USA head coach

Natalia Arroyo Actual Sociedad supervisor

Colin Bell South Korea head coach

Leah Blayney Australia youth staff head coach

Shilene Booysen South Sudan head coach

Mariana Cabral Sporting Lisbon supervisor

Freya Coombe Angel Metropolis FC supervisor

Lluís Cortés Ukraine head coach

Laura Del Rio Spain U23 head coach

Nicola Demaine Former Papua New Guinea head coach

Jonas Eidevall Arsenal supervisor

Irene Fuhrmann Austria head coach

Peter Gerhardsson Sweden head coach

Jonatan Giráldez Barcelona supervisor

Ann-Helén Grahm Tigres UANL assistant supervisor

Richard Gunney Former San Diego Wave assistant supervisor

Ásmundur Haraldsson Iceland assistant head coach

Takayoshi Ishihara Former INAC Kobe supervisor

Per Inge Jacobsen Stabæk supervisor

Andrée Jeglertz Linköping supervisor

Kim Kulig Wolfsburg assistant supervisor

José Letelier Chile head coach

Pedro López Mexico head coach

Milagros Martínez Juarez supervisor

Martin Masaryk Sparta Prague supervisor

Theresa Merk SC Freiburg supervisor

Amandine Miquel Stade de Reims supervisor

Joe Montemurro Juventus supervisor

Joe Montemurro of Juventus looks on prior to kick off in the UEFA Women’s Champions League group C match between Juventus and FC Zürich
The Juventus supervisor, Joe Montemurro {Photograph}: Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Photos

Patrizia Panico Fiorentina supervisor

Nina Patalon Poland head coach

Kristine Pedersen Denmark youth staff head coach

Bev Priestman Canada head coach

María Pry Madrid CFF supervisor

Rick De Rooij PSV supervisor

Cédric Roger Vietnam assistant head coach

Matt Ross South Korea assistant head coach

Angela Salem Washington Spirit assistant supervisor

Chris Sargeant FC Nordsjælland supervisor

Anna Signeul Finland head coach

Finland’s head coach, Anna Signeul, during the Women’s Euros match against Germany.
Finland’s head coach, Anna Signeul, through the Ladies’s Euros match in opposition to Germany. {Photograph}: Marc Atkins/Getty Photos

Tatiele Silveira Former Santos, Gremio and Brazil youth staff head coach

Renée Slegers FC Rosengård supervisor

Kat Smith Western Sydney Wanderers supervisor

Lars Søndegaard Denmark head coach

Brian Sørensen Everton supervisor

Alessandro Spugna AS Roma supervisor

Alen Stajcic Philippines head coach

Alexander Straus Bayern Munich supervisor

Lene Terp Faroe Islands supervisor

Randy Waldrum Nigeria head coach

Jens Wedeborg IFK Kalmar supervisor

Chan Yuen Ting Jiangsu supervisor

Robert Vilahamn Häcken supervisor

Beverly Yanez Racing Louisville assistant supervisor

Abdullah Abdullah Freelance ladies’s soccer author and analyst within the UAE; revealed two ladies’s soccer books

Samuel Ahmadu Freelance ladies’s soccer author in Nigeria

Om Arvind Freelance ladies’s soccer author and analyst in Spain

David Astill Ladies’s soccer author and analyst at Complete Evaluation in England

Romain Balland Ladies’s soccer author and broadcaster in France

Annika Becker Freelance ladies’s soccer author in Germany

Alex Bishop Freelance ladies’s soccer author in Japan

Liana Buratti Digital content material lead at Soccer Australia and former ladies’s soccer author

Isobel Cootes Ladies’s soccer author for OPTUS Sport in Australia

Javiera Courtroom Arrau Ladies’s soccer author in Chile

Syanie Dalmat Ladies’s soccer author for L’Equipe in France

Seraina Degen Ladies’s soccer author and broadcaster for SRF Sport in Switzerland

Eileen Doeker Ladies’s soccer author for Sky Sports activities Deutschland in Germany

Cheryl Downes Co-founder and editor of Past 90 in Australia

Mia Eriksson Ladies’s soccer author in Sweden for TV4; co-host of Their Pitch

Alex Ibaceta Ladies’s soccer reporter for DAZN Europe

Harjeet Johal Freelance ladies’s soccer author in Canada

Meaghen Johnson Ladies’s soccer author and producer for TSN in Canada

Rachael Kriger Freelance ladies’s soccer author within the USA

Wealthy Laverty Freelance ladies’s soccer author in England; High 100 founder

Sophie Lawson Ladies’s soccer author for ESPN in England

Gianluca Lia Ladies’s soccer author for Malta Instances in Malta

Amber van Lieshout Ladies’s soccer author for Vrouwen Voetbal Nieuws within the Netherlands

David Menayo Ladies’s soccer author for Marca in Spain

Sofie Munch Ladies’s soccer author and broadcaster for TV 2 Sport in Denmark

Blair Newman Ladies’s soccer author and analyst within the USA

Antonio Loma Osorio Ladies’s soccer author in Chile

Christina Paulos Ladies’s soccer reporter for TV 2 Sport in Norway

Annemarie Postma Freelance ladies’s soccer author within the Netherlands

Sandra Prusina Ladies’s soccer broadcaster and reporter in Canada

Ameé Ruszkai Ladies’s soccer author for in England

Romina Sacher Ladies’s soccer author and reporter in Argentina

Alicia Soares Ladies’s soccer author in Brazil

Megan Swanick Freelance ladies’s soccer author within the USA

Maria Tikas Ladies’s soccer author for Diario Sport in Spain

Joanna Tokarska Ladies’s soccer author and reporter in Poland

Hanna Urbaniak Ladies’s soccer author in Poland

Rivkah op het Veld Ladies’s soccer reporter for NOS Sport within the Netherlands

Amanda Viana Ladies’s soccer reporter in Brazil

Grant Wahl Freelance ladies’s soccer author within the USA

Julia Wanjeri Freelance ladies’s soccer author in Africa; founding father of JWSports

Suzy Wrack Ladies’s soccer author for The Guardian in England

Ayishatu Zakaria Ali Ladies’s soccer author advert reporter in Ghana

Amanda Zaza Ladies’s soccer reporter for Tv4/Fotbollskanalen in Sweden; co-host of Their Pitch

How they made their decisions

Our judges had been despatched a longlist of footballers drawn from leagues on each continent and requested one query: who’ve been the most effective feminine gamers on this planet in 2022?

We requested our judges to decide on 40 names every, and rank their choice so as from 1-40, No 1 being their alternative of the most effective participant this 12 months.

How the voting works

The No 1 alternative of every decide was awarded 40pts, No 2 given 39pts, right down to 1pt for his or her No 40 alternative. All of the votes had been added collectively to present a uncooked rating.

To minimise the affect of outliers, the best rating awarded to a participant was then deducted to present a closing rating.

A participant wanted to obtain votes from at the least 5 judges to qualify.

If gamers are stage on factors within the scoring, the variety of particular person votes solid is used as a tie-breaker.

Voting disclosure

We’re very grateful to our judges for participating, and none have been paid for taking part.

To permit our judges the liberty to precise their opinions with out worry or favour, particular person voting data are anonymised.

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