Pernille Harder: ‘I always dreamed of being one of the biggest players’

The Wolfsburg and Denmark forward on being voted the Guardian’s best female footballer in the world, second in the Ballon d’Or, but missing out on next year’s World Cup

Pernille Harder, the first player to be announced as No 1 on the Guardian’s list of the 100 best female footballers in the world, has spoken about the honour of being chosen by a panel of journalists, managers and her peers.

Having beaten Australia’s Sam Kerr, the Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg, England’s Lucy Bronze and the France striker Eugénie Le Sommer to the summit, Harder, who plays as a forward for double-winning Wolfsburg, said: “It always means a lot when you know it’s a jury that really knows about women’s football. To be No 1 among all of these amazing players is fantastic.”

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via Football | The Guardian