When did the top 10 of top 100 woso players 2020 debut professionally? : WomensSoccer

When did the top 10 of top 100 woso players 2020 debut professionally? : WomensSoccer

Inspired by the Besides Olivia Moultrie, who are the youngest players in the NWSL? thread and other Moultrie discussions in r/NWSL recently, I wondered what the numbers were for the top european players.

I looked up the top 10 of the guardian’s top 100 woso players in 2020 on wikipedia to check when they got their club and nationalteam debuts. I did not check exact dates, so it’s basic year math, some players might have gotten their debuts before their birthdays.

The list consists of eight europeans, one australian and one american.

playerbornclub debutnt debut
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Pernille Harder19922007 (15)2009 (17)
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Vivianne Miedema19962011 (15)2013 (17)
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Luzy Bronze19912007 (16)2013 (22)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Wendie Renard19902006 (16)2011 (21)
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Dzsenifer Marozsรกn19922007 (15)2010 (21)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Amandine Henry19892004 (15)2009 (20)
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Sam Kerr19932008 (15)2009 (16)
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Caroline Graham Hansen19952010 (15)2011 (16)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Julie Ertz19922010/2014 (18/22)2013 (21)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Delphine Cascarino19972015 (18)2016 (19)

Six got their senior club debut at 15, two at 16, the remaining two at 18 … or just one, if Ertz college career don’t count as senior club football.

Two got their senior NT debuts at 16 (CGH/Kerr), another two at 17 (Harder/Miedema), this is not a good comparison with US WNT though, as the competition to get into some of these NT’s are… not as hard as in the US, to put it like that.

I think this is becoming less of a thing in europe over time as clubs become more professional, but we’ll still see the odd young player here and there, especially in smaller leagues, or smaller clubs.

Thoughts?

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