Barcelona midfielder defends her title despite missing half the year with an ACL injury with lots of new players making the list
It is fair to say that 2022 was the most competitive and difficult year to choose the best 100 female footballers, with 358 players receiving votes from our 119 judges.
Given we ask our judges to vote only for their own individual top 40, that is an incredible spread and shows how extensive the talent and quality in the women’s game is.
Written by Rich Laverty
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/dec/24/alexia-putellas-is-first-female-player-to-regain-guardian-top-100-crown under the title “Alexia Putellas is first female player to retain Guardian top 100 crown”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.