Wendie Renard (FRA)
Captain fantastic for Lyon, Renard has won a staggering 11 league titles with the French giants since joining in 2006. An imposing defender, Renard hails from the Caribbean island of Martinique - a place that still holds a special place in her heart, as do foxes, down to the novel fact that Renard translates as fox in French. Renard is calm and collected on the ball, whilst always a threat offensively, often popping up with crucial goals for club and country.
Illustration by Phil Galloway