In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers.
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Daniëlle van de Donk
Date of birth: 5 August 1991
Place of birth: Valkenswaard, Netherlands
Daniëlle van de Donk has never been a bad player, nor even an average player. Her ability has been apparent enough, but it’s been in the last year that the midfielder has taken an almighty step up to join Europe’s elite.
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