Having scored the only goal as Manchester City beat Arsenal to win the FA Women’s Super League Continental Cup in October 2014 at the end of her inaugural campaign at the City Football Academy, Izzy Christiansen capped another memorable year last season by scoring on her debut for England against Estonia in September.
The attacking midfielder, now 24, followed that up with the only goal of the game as Mark Sampson’s side beat Australia in the Dewellbon Cup in China a month later.
Pictured – Beth Mead with her Young Player of the Year Award.
Beth Mead enjoyed a sensational first season among the elite in 2015, top-scoring in FA WSL1 with 12 goals in 14 games as Sunderland took flight following their promotion.
The 20-year-old striker was named the FA WSL1 Players’ Player of the Year, a measure of the respect her opponents have for her, and Vauxhall’s Young England Player of the Year.
A direct and pacey forward who likes to play off the shoulder of the last defender, Mead has the habit of scoring goals out of nothing.
She prospered against the best teams, scoring in a televised first game of the season at then WSL1 champions Liverpool and plundering a hat-trick against eventual champions Chelsea.
Source / Photos – thepfa.com