Picture : Olympique Lyonnais, Dzsenifer Marozsan and Sarah Bouhaddi, winners of the IFFHS Awards 2018 THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN CLUB, THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN PLAYMAKER and THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN GOALKEEPER were honoured by IFFHS in Lyon .

 

 

THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN CLUB 2018 :

 

OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS THE BEST

French club Olympique Lyonnais once again displayed its domination of women’s world football when it won his fifth Award in seven years by claiming the 2018 IFFHS World’s Best Woman Club.

Football experts of 90 countries from all continents had no difficulty in awarding Olympique Lyonnais a massive 302 points with a confortable gap to VFL Wolfsburg (winner of the other 2 Awards in 2013 and 2014) second on 138 points and US best team 2018, North Carolina Courage FC third on 37 points.

Olympique Lyonnais has qualified since 2009 for seven finals of the UEFA Champions League and won five european titles in 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2018 ! A record in the women’s football history !

The French club has also won the French First Division twelve times in a row since 2007 and seven Coupe de France titles. Captain Wendie Renard has won all the titles with Olympique Lyonnais since the beginning and she had great teammates like The World’s Best Woman Playmaker 2016 and 2018, Dzsenifer Marozsan or the World’s Best Woman Goalkeeper 2016, 17 and 18 Sarah Bouhaddi . The team played an attractive offensive football and is the reference in women’s world football. VFL Wolfsburg and the USA club teams are currently the only teams able to contest the superiority of Lyon.

 

RANKING IFFHS : THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN CLUB 2018 

Ranking Name Country Points
       
1 OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS France 302
2 VFL WOLFSBURG Germany 138
3 NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE FC USA 37
4 MANCHESTER CITY FC England 24
5 SAO JOSE EC Brazil 15
6 PARIS SG France 14
7 MELBOURNE CITY FC Australia 13
8 FC BAYERN MUNCHEN Germany 11
9 PORTLAND THORNS FC USA 10
10 FC BARCELONA Spain 9
11 NTV BELEZA Japan 7
12 CLUB ATLETCO DE MADRID Spain 6
13 CHELSEA FC England 4
  SEATTLE REIGN FC USA 4
15 RIVERS ANGELS FC Nigeria 1

 

 

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THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN PLAYMAKER 2018 :

 

DZSENIFER MAROZSAN THE BEST !

Germans and Olympique Lyonnais playmaker Dzsenifer Marozsan has proved since the first ranking in this category in 2012 that she is really the greatest Playmaker in the World !

For the second time after 2016, she was voted as The World’s Best Woman Playmaker in 2018 after being second in 2015 and 2017. It was a great match between the 26 years old German Playmaker and the first winner of the Award in 2012, the 32 years old Brazilian star Marta.

The IFFHS voters from 90 countries all over the World voted 176 points for Marozsan, relegating Marta to second place with 170 points. A little marge for Marozsan who won the UEFA Champions League and the French Championship, she stood again out with her technical skills and excellent vision for her teammates.

Marta made performances with her team of Orlando Pride and the Brazilian national team, but not enough to beat Dzsenifer Marozsan, the reference in this category !

 

RANKING IFFHS : THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN PLAYMAKER 2018

Ranking Name Country Club Points
         
1 Dzsenifer MAROZSAN Germany Olympique Lyonnais 176
2 MARTA Brazil Orlando Pride 170
3 Pernilla HARDER Denmark VFL Wolfsburg 72
4 Amandine HENRY France Olympique Lyonnais 56
5 Lieke MARTENS Netherlands FC Barcelona 41
6 Yuri NAGASATO Japan Chicago RS/Brisbane Roar 19
7 Sara Björk GUNNARSDOTTIR Iceland VFL Wolfsburg 13
  Megan RAPINOE USA Seattle Reign FC 13
9 Jennifer HERMOSO Spain Paris SG/Atlético de Madrid 11
10 Lindsey HORAN USA Portland Thorns FC 9
11 Christine SINCLAIR Canada Portland Thorns FC 6
12 Tobin HEATH USA Portland Thorns FC 4
13 Gaetane THINEY France Paris FC 3
14 Kim LITTLE Scotland Arsenal WFC 1

 

 

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THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN GOALKEEPER 2018 :

 

SARAH BOUHADDI’S THIRD AWARD !

French and Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi has retained her title as The Best Woman’s Goalkeeper in the World with a runaway win in the IFFHS 2018 Awards.

For the third year in raw, Bouhaddi has capped a great season to clearly win the Award with 185 points from football experts in 90 countries all over the world, with Germans and VFL Wolfsburg keeper Almuth Schult second (she won the Award 2014 with Hope Solo) on 121 points followed by third placed USA team and Orlando Pride keeper Ashlyn Harris on 48 points.

Sarah Bouhaddi won with her club Olympique Lyonnais in 2018 her 9th national championship as well as her 5th Women’s UEFA Champions League !

She was injured in the Champions League final but continued to play more than 30 minutes with a broken left hand to finally win the Cup !

The young Goalkeeper of Panama, Yenith Bailey (17 years old) appears in the ranking for the first time, she made a fantastic performance at the CONCACAF qualifications.

 

RANKING IFFHS : THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN GOALKEEPER 2018

Ranking Name Country Club Points
         
1 Sarah BOUHADDI France Olympique Lyonnais 185
2 Almuth SCHULT Germany VFL Wolfsburg 121
3 Ashlyn HARRIS USA Orlando Pride 48
4 Lydia WILLIAMS Australia Seattle Reign FC 38
  Hedvig LINDAHL Sweden Chelsea FC 38
6 Christiane ENDLER Chile Paris SG 34
7 Sandra PANOS Spain FC Barcelona 29
8 Sari VAN VEENENDAAL Netherlands Arsenal WFC 21
9 Stephanie LABBE Canada Calgary FWFC/Linköpings FC 18
10 Katarzyna KIEDRZYNEK Poland Paris SG 13
11 Manuela ZINSBERGER Austria FC Bayern München 11
12 Alyssa NAEHER USA Chicago RS 7
13 Michelle BETOS USA Seattle Reign FC 6
14 Adrianna FRANCH USA Portland Thorns FC 5
15 Sabrina D’ANGELO Canada North Carolina Courage FC 4
16 Ingrid HJELMSETH Norway Stabaek Fotball 3
17 Yenith BAILEY Panama   1
  Karen BARDSLEY England Manchester City FC 1
  Loes GEURTS Netherlands Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 1
  Laura GIULIANI Italy Juventus FC 1

 

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