The Guardian in collaboration with The Offside Rule Podcast, have published their ranking of the best 100 female footballers in the world. The voting panel consist of 86 Judges led by top coaches, former players, journalists and broadcasters.

Asisat Oshoala is ranked number 32 in the world according to the Guardian’s top 100 players of 2021. The Nigerian forward ended last season with 18 goals in 26 games in the league and had 11 in nine by the end of November this season. Add that to important Champions League goals in both legs against Manchester City this season and another against former club Arsenal more recently .

Also on the list is Barbra Banda who’s ranked number 67 best in the world, after her stunning performance during the the summer Olympics. The Zambian forward become the first player to score back-to-back Olympic hat-tricks. Despite not winning either game, her six-goal haul against European champions Netherlands and again in a thrilling 4-4 draw with China were two of the moments of the year.

Barcelona midfielder, Alexia Putellas has won the Guardian’s vote for the best female footballer in 2021, with another five Barcelona players in the top 10.