It promises to be an incredible summer of women’s football, with 16 talented teams set to battle it out in July for the Euro 2022 title.
From Europe’s top goalscorers to up-and-coming talents, some of the best female stars in the world will be in action. This includes Vivianne Miedema, Arsenal’s star striker who holds the record for the most goals scored in a Women’s Super League match.
The 25-year-old features on GiveMeSport Women‘s list of the top 50 players at Euro 2022, alongside many other world class footballers.
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30) Name: Dolores Silva
Dolores Silva has been a stalwart in the Portuguese national team since she made her debut in 2019, making 132 appearances.
The 30-year-old currently plays for Braga, having spent a season at Atlético Madrid in 2018.
29) Name: Ramona Bachmann
Ramona Bachmann has played for some of the best teams in the world, including Umeå, Rosengård, Wolfsburg, Chelsea and PSG.
During this time, the 31-year-old has won five Damallsvenskan titles and two Women’s Super League titles. She then helped PSG usurp Lyon’s Division 1 Féminine dominance last season.
Bachmann has been equally prolific for her country, scoring 53 goals in 121 appearances.
28) Name: Stina Blackstenius
Stina Blackstenius earned a high-profile move to Arsenal after a stunning performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, scoring five goals as she helped her side to a silver medal.
In fact, the 26-year-old has been crucial for her national team since she made her senior debut in 2015. She has hit the back of the net 25 times in 75 appearances so far.
27) Name: Vivianne Miedema
Vivianne Miedema is one of the most highly regarded stars in women’s football, and for good reason. She became the Dutch all-time top goalscorer at just 22-years-old, and now has 92 goals for her country.
The Arsenal star is also the all-time leading scorer in the WSL with a stunning 74 goals. She even holds the Guinness World Record for the most amount of goals scored in a single WSL match – six.
Miedema broke the record on December 1st, 2019, when Arsenal thrashed Bristol City 11-1. The star also provided four assists, completing an astonishing performance.
She was named the 2021 BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year as a result of such incredible achievements.
26) Name: Emma Koivisto
Emma Koivisto has been one of the standout players in the WSL after joining Brighton in February 2021.
The 27-year-old is equally as important for her country, racking up more than 70 appearances for Iceland.
25) Name: Esther González
Despite not playing for Barcelona, Real Madrid star Esther González has established herself as one of the best attacking talents in the Primera Iberdrola. She finished with 14 goals in the league this season, level with Jennifer Hermoso.
With Hermoso out injured for Euro 2022, González will have a chance to secure a starting spot in the Spanish team at the tournament. So far, the 29-year-old has earned 21 appearances for her country, with an impressive return of 14 goals.
24) Name: Nadia Nadim
Nadia Nadim has one of the most remarkable stories in football. Aged 11, she fled Afghanistan with her family after her father was killed by the Taliban. They settled in Denmark, and nine years later, Nadim earned her first cap for the country.
She is now nearing 100 appearances, and has recovered from an ACL injury to make Denmark’s Euro 2022 squad. Nadim, a qualified doctor who is fluent in 11 languages, has played for Manchester City, PSG and Racing Louisville on a domestic level.
23) Name: Lena Oberdorf
Lena Oberdorf was named GOAL’s inaugural women’s NxGn winner in 2020, and she has only gone from strength to strength.
Yet another versatile midfielder, Oberdorf’s goal scoring exploits at SGS Essen earned her a move to Wolfsburg in 2020. She has since developed into more of a defensive player, but is no less crucial to club and country.
The 20-year-old has made 26 appearances for Germany so far, and is likely to be a key player at Euro 2022.
22) Name: Rachel Furness
Nationality: Northern Ireland
Rachel Furness is Northern Ireland’s all-time top scorer with 38 goals in 84 appearances.
The 33-year-old hit the back of the net multiple times for her country as they reached the Euro 2022 qualification play-offs, before scoring to help her team to a 4-1 on aggregate victory against Ukraine.
After this summer’s tournament, Furness can look forward to playing Women’s Super League football with newly-promoted Liverpool.
21) Name: Nicole Billa
Nicole Billa followed in the footsteps of Pernille Harder, Dzsenifer Marozsán and Alexandra Popp when she was named Women’s Footballer of the Year in Germany for 2021.
The 26-year-old has been prolific for 1899 Hoffenheim, and she has been equally as crucial for her country, scoring 42 goals in 77 appearances.
Billa was part of the Austrian side which earned a surprise semi-final finish at Euro 2017. Can she help her team replicate that success this year?
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