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GOAL50 women's category: Racheal Kundananji is Africa's first-ever winner as she beats Barcelona's Asisat Oshoala to top spot & Lauren James finishes fifth

After back-to-back GOAL50 wins for Alexia Putellas, a new winner has been crowned for 2023, with Racheal Kundananji becoming the first African player ever to top the GOAL50 list, men's or women's.

The Zambia star had an electric 2022-23 season, scoring 25 times in just 29 league games for Madrid CFF before adding a first ever Women's World Cup goal to her CV in the summer after helping her country qualify for the tournament for the first time.

Those exploits were enough to see her accrue enough votes from you, the GOAL readers, to top the list ahead of Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala, who finished second, and Colombia star Linda Caicedo, who rounded out the top three to make it an all-Liga F podium, with Oshoala plying her trade with Barcelona and Caicedo representing Real Madrid.

So, how did your votes shape the entirety of the 50-player shortlist for 2023? Here is how the GOAL50 rankings finished up...

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