Women Football: World Best Young Footballers of 2020 (part 3)

4 Lauren James | Manchester United

As soon as he made his Manchester United debut in the FA Women’s Super League in September 2019, Lauren James received a lot of attention when he possessed speed, technique and power.

Even Vicky Jepson, the Liverpool women’s team coach, must give her all the praise when it comes to her. Since then, the 18-year-old striker has scored seven more goals in every arena and has become an important factor in Casey Stoney’s squad.

3 Claudia Pina | Barcelona

Spain is the birthplace of many technically excellent players and Claudia Pina is one of them. She can handle any situation cleverly, always calm and confident in front of goal.

Pina’s scoring record at Spain’s youth levels is remarkable: As of February 20, she had 37 goals in 39 appearances for U17, U19 and U20 teams, accompanied by It is the title of European and world champion U17 ages.

2 Jordyn Huitema | Paris Saint-Germain

For many young athletes in North America, studying at the university while practicing sports is the first choice. The possession of professional knowledge will help them get career opportunities immediately after graduation.

Most athletes show off their natural talent before turning 18, and Jordyn Huitema is just one of them. However, she bravely dropped out of her studies to find Europe and joined Paris Saint-Germain.

At the age of 18, Huitema has made 30 appearances for Canada. This female player also contributed greatly to bringing back the ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer.

1 Lena Oberdorf | SGS Essen

The history of German football has turned into a new page when Lena Oberdorf first appeared at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. In place of Birgit Prinz, one of the greatest names in women’s football history, Oberdorf became Germany’s youngest player to play at the world’s No. 1 playground.

At this time, Oberdorf is playing in many positions based on the coach’s arrangement. She can play as a central defender, central midfielder, full back and even wingers. With her flexibility and natural talent, Oberdorf became an indispensable pillar at the club and the national team when she was just turning 18.