June 29, 2022 10:42
Midfielder Ji So-yun was included among the world's 50 best female footballers in a ranking by ESPN on Monday.
Ji came 25th in the ranking, which was voted on by "26 of the brightest minds in women's soccer -- from coaches to executives to journalists -- about their standout performers."
Ji wrapped up her eight years with England's Chelsea and returned home to join Suwon FC Women last month. She scored 68 goals for Chelsea in 210 appearances.
ESPN quoted one of the voters as describing Ji as, "A midfield maestro, she was often pulling the strings to make sure the Chelsea machine hummed its perfect rhythm. Overlooked at times for just how good she is, she has given Chelsea eight of her best years."
The top-ranked player was Spanish footballer Alexia Putellas, who was crowned as this year's Best FIFA Women's Player.
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