Wendy Renard (France, 31): The central defender from the Caribbean island of Martinique is the dominant figure in both penalty areas due to her height (1.87 m). Renard is the captain of UEFA Champions League-winning Olympique Lyonnais and the national team. She has scored 33 goals in 131 caps with Equipe Tricolore, has been in all 15 tournament titles (since 2007) and all of Lyon’s eight Champions League wins and is the CL player of record with 102 appearances. Renard was named the first FIFA World Selection in 2015. Now she must lead France to her first medal at a major tournament (Olympics, World Championships, European Championships).
Peryl Harder (Dean, 29): Since her debut with her national team, which she celebrated at the age of 16 and with a treble, the Dane has been considered one of the best attacking players. She is the only one to have won the European Player of the Year twice (2018 and 2020) and after 134 caps she has 68 goals and was runner-up in the European Championship in 2017. Harder has been a three-nation champion for the past seven years (Sweden 2016, Germany 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and England 2021 and 2022) and was the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League top scorer and three times in Germany.
Ada Hegerberg (NOR, 26): Hegerberg stormed to the top in the 2015/16 season. At the age of 20, the striker won the league, cup and Champions League with Olympique Lyon, was France’s top scorer and then voted Europe’s best player, and was the second woman to be voted the best footballer in Norway. In 2018, she was awarded the inaugural Ballon d’Or. Hegerberg is the Champions League’s record scorer with 59 goals in 60 matches. In the summer of 2017, Hegerberg ended her career with the team after disagreements with the Norwegian Federation over unequal treatment and wages between men and women, but returned last March with three goals against Kosovo.
Vivian Midema (Ned, 25): Only 25 goals, but already 94 international goals – Midema is currently Europe’s top scorer, already European champion (2017) and world runner-up (2019). The striker was one of the Dutch champions at Euro 2017 on home soil, when Germany’s 22-year reign came to an end. She scored two goals in each knockout match and in the final 4-2 against Denmark. At the 2021 Olympics, she set a record with ten goals. Midema joined Arsenal from Bayern Munich in 2017 and is a teammate with Austrians Manuela Zinsberger and Laura Weinrother in London.
Lucy Bronze (Inge, 30): The defender, whose middle name is ‘Tough’, joined Olympique Lyonnais in 2017 as a three-time English champion with Liverpool (twice) and Manchester City, where she celebrated her biggest successes. In addition to three Champions League victories, the Bronze also received individual awards: she was named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year 2019, 2nd Best Women’s Player at the 2019 World Cup and, most notably, was named FIFA Women’s Player of the Year 2020. In 2020, the right-back returned to ManCity on the island, having switched to FC Barcelona.
Carolina Seager (Sweden, 37): The 37-year-old led Sweden to Olympic silver in 2016 and 2021 and also won two bronze medals at the World Cup. England will be their fifth participation in the European Championship, having played four times in the Olympics and four times in the World Cup. Seeger is the record holder in Europe and has played 230 more Qatari matches than the women’s team in its history.
Amandine Henry (France, 32): As a defensive midfielder, Henry is the focus of the Olympique Lyonnais match and the French national team. Her acquisitions and quick transfers have earned her a 2015 World Cup call-up, 2015 World Cup runner-up vote, the UEFA Champions League Final Player of the Year award twice (2018 and 2022) and four times in the top three (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019) in the Player of the Year elections. Football in Europe. Henry appeared in seven of Lyon’s eight Champions League wins and 13 of 15 league titles, gaining experience in American women’s football.
beautiful jennifer (ESP, 32): The record goalscorer from Barcelona and the Spanish national team is used in attacking the midfield and front line. Hermoso is a six-time champion of Spain, winning the Champions League with Barcelona in 2021 and finishing second behind teammate Botelas in the 2021 European Footballer of the Year election. With 51 goals, she was the most successful professional female player in the world in 2021.