The UEFA technical team

Squad of the Season

Goalkeepers

  • Sandra Paños13

    Sandra Paños

    Barcelona
  • Sarah Bouhaddi16

    Sarah Bouhaddi

    Lyon

Defenders

  • Wendie Renard3

    Wendie Renard

    Lyon
  • Nilla Fischer4

    Nilla Fischer

    Wolfsburg
  • Emma Berglund4

    Emma Berglund

    Rosengård
  • Amel Majri7

    Amel Majri

    Lyon
  • Pauline Bremer22

    Pauline Bremer

    Lyon
  • Griedge M'Bock Bathy29

    Griedge M'Bock Bathy

    Lyon

Midfielders

  • Saki Kumagai5

    Saki Kumagai

    Lyon
  • Louisa Necib10

    Louisa Necib

    Lyon
  • Simone Laudehr11

    Simone Laudehr

    Frankfurt
  • Camille Abily23

    Camille Abily

    Lyon
  • Lena Goessling28

    Lena Goessling

    Wolfsburg
  • Shirley Cruz Traña28

    Shirley Cruz Traña

    Paris

Forwards

  • Eugénie Le Sommer9

    Eugénie Le Sommer

    Lyon
  • Cristiane10

    Cristiane

    Paris
  • Dzsenifer Marozsán10

    Dzsenifer Marozsán

    Frankfurt
  • Ada Hegerberg14

    Ada Hegerberg

    Lyon
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UEFA technical observers

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UEFA technical observers

After the final in Reggio Emilia, UEFA’s team of technical observers addressed the task of paring down a list of almost 50 candidates to form a ‘team sheet’ of 18 players. The sizeable contingent of Olympique Lyonnais players in the Select Squad was not so much down to the slices of luck required to come out on top in a penalty shoot-out but rather the recognition due a team which had been outstanding in terms of technique in all departments, tactical awareness and maturity in reading the game. These virtues had also combined to make Gérard Prêcheur’s side the top scorers of the competition with 36 goals in the credit column and only three on the debit side.

Curiously, the players in the Select Squad who had also appeared in the previous season’s selection all hailed from other clubs: VfL Wolfsburg’s centre-back and captain Nilla Fischer; Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Shirley Cruz Traña; and the 1. FFC Frankfurt midfielder Simone Laudehr and her attacking companion Dzsenifer Marozsán.

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