Four starlets that are ready to shine

Four starlets that are ready to shine

The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup often serves as a springboard to football's higher echelons

But it looks like some have already made steps forward!



  • England forward
  • Scored in every England match at France 2018

  • Has been called into the English senior squad to take part in the SheBelieves Cup in 2018
  • Has been nominated for the 2018 PFA Young Player of the Year
  • Won English league and cup titles in 2016/17

"I always had my sights on establishing myself in the [Manchester] City team and getting into the England squad if I could, but it’s one of those situations where you still don’t believe it when it actually happens. The call-up for the SheBelieves Cup was a massive thing for me and my family and such a big boost, especially with the new manager [Phil Neville] coming in at that time. I loved every minute of it too."

Georgia Stanway



  • Nigeria forward
  • Scored one goal so far at France 2018

  • Nigerian Women's Premier League's top scorer in 2017
  • Has been called into the Nigeria senior squad to take part in the 2018 WAFU Women's Cup
  • Named 2018 Young Player Of The Year in Nigeria

I hope to be called up for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™. If it happens, that would be another dream come true, but one that's even bigger, more beautiful and more extraordinary

Rasheedat Ajibade



  • France left-back
  • Player of the Match against New Zealand

  • Took part in the UEFA Women's Champions League final in 2017/18
  • Current French and European champion with Lyon
All I need to be now is a world champion. And I’m going to work towards that objective. We’ve got a good squad and we can go far

Selma Bacha



  • Spain midfielder
  • Scored 4 goals so far at France 2018

  • 12 caps / 3 goals with the Spain senior squad
  • Won the 2017 Algarve Cup title
  • Won the Spanish Primera Division in 2015 & the Copa de la Reina in 2017 and 2018 with Barcelona

I’m delighted to be playing and training with people who have so much experience in Barcelona. I can tell I’m maturing more quickly

Patricia Guijarro

From all these starlets, who will shine the brightest?

Starting small, making it big