Estefanía Banini (ARG)
Often referred to as the Marta of Argentina, Washington Spirit midfielder Estefanía Banini, nicknamed Estefi, is an exceptional dribbler with an electric turn of speed. In 2014, Estefi captained Colo-Colo to their ninth consecutive Chilean league title. The Copa Libertadores winner is vocal in raising awareness for better conditions and opportunities for young female footballers in Argentina. She enjoys singing, with music playing a key role in her pre-match routine, often listening to up-beat tracks ahead of a big game.
Illustration by Suzanne Dias