4. Ayumi Kaihori (28) was Japan’s last line of defence at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011?, where she was the heroine of the penalty shoot-out in the Final against USA. The following year, she obtained a silver medal at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in London, her second appearance on that stage after Beijing 2008. At club level, Kaihori scooped three Japanese League titles, four Empress’ Cups and a Japanese League Cup with Kobe Leonessa.
5. Nuri Sahin (26) rose to early prominence by clinching the UEFA European U-17 Championship with Turkey in 2005, a victory that qualified his nation for the FIFA U-17 World Cup later that year, where they finished fourth. The talented midfielder came away from that tournament with the adidas Bronze Ball and adidas Silver Shoe awards. A product of Borussia Dortmund’s youth academy, he earned a promotion to the senior team at the tender age of 16, becoming the Bundesliga’s youngest-ever player in the process. Following a one-season loan period at Feyenoord, during which he landed the Dutch Cup,old school runescape accounts, he returned to Die Schwarzgelben, subsequently developing into one of the team’s key performers and contributing to the capture of the 2011 Bundesliga crown. The creative Turk then joined Real Madrid, but injury severely restricted his playing time. After a loan stint at Liverpool, he retraced his footsteps to Dortmund, with whom he attained the UEFA Champions League final and lifted two German Super Cups.
6. Stephane Guivarc’h (44) can look back with pride on a career that saw him win the World Cup on home soil at France 1998, during which he spearheaded Les Bleus’ attack. The hard-working striker started out at Brest, prior to defending the colours of Guingamp, Auxerre, where he earned a French Ligue 1 winners’ medal, Rennes, Newcastle United and Rangers, with whom he bagged a Scottish League, Cup and League Cup treble. Guivarc’h finished top scorer twice in Ligue 1 and once in the UEFA Cup.