The start of the F League is producing many big names. In just eight rounds of league competition, there have already been several surprises in the standings. The season has just begun and this preview is just an ‘appetizer’ of what is to come. This is The Ideal XI from the start of the League F with a 4-4-2 system.
The Ideal XI from the start of the League F:
Nayluisa Cáceres (23 years old, Levante Las Planas):
Levante Las Planas has made one of the best signings in recent years. The Catalans have found the key and have been able to lock down their goal with Nayluisa Cáceres. The Venezuelan goalkeeper is saving her team on numerous occasions thanks to her impossible saves. Being sixth in the standings is part of her job.
Clau Blanco (26, UD Tenerife):
One of the most outstanding full-backs at the start of the season. The player from Seville is a player with great physical ability, great speed and a wall in defence. In two seasons with the islanders, she has become a permanent fixture in José Herrera’s side. She has several key assists to her name this season.
Claudia Florentino (25, Valencia CF):
Montse Tomé‘s call-up came as a surprise to many, but Claudia Florentino has been making waves for some time now. Her signing for Valencia has earned her confidence and quality minutes. Both as a central defender and pivot, her work is essential for the Valencian team. She has played in every game and has even scored a goal.
María Méndez (22, Levante UD):
Levante’s wall has a name and a surname: María Mendéz. She is possibly the most in-form player for the Granta side, who are fourth in the standings thanks to their defensive solidity. She is already a permanent fixture in Montse Tomé’s squad and it will be very difficult to get her out of that position. Her goal in the Valencia derby was a reward for her great season.
Olga Carmona (23, Real Madrid):
Her great World Cup with Spain wasn’t mere coincidence. Olga Carmona continues to grow and is proving to be a determining factor for Real Madrid. The full-back is at the top of her game and has already provided five key assists for Real Madrid. Her defensive solidity, her speed and her great finishing are some of her outstanding characteristics.
Rosa Márquez (22, Real Betis):
Rosa Márquez is a real emblem at Real Betis. The midfielder is a true veteran in the Real Betis team and essential in María Pry’s schemes. Injuries haven’t managed to stop her and she is showing a great version, which Montse Tomé has also seen. This weekend, she took on the responsibility and scored a goal from the penalty spot against Sporting Huelva.
Aitana Bonmatí (25, FC Barcelona):
The Golden Ball had to be in the Ideal XI from the start of the League F, and not just because of her name. Her start to the season has gone from less to more and she is reaching one of her best performances. She starts plays, assists and scores. Aitana Bonmatí continues to prove that she is the best in the world and a true leader. Her numbers are reflecting her high level, with three goals and three assists.
Nerea Eizagirre (23, Real Sociedad):
The midfielder is knocking on the door of the Spanish national team. Nerea Eizagirre is one of the most in-form players in the competition and is leading Real Sociedad for another season. Her four goals and one assist have helped the San Sebastian side to points in the league.
Alicia Redondo (22, Granada CF):
It hasn’t been a good start to the league for Granada, but one name stands out above the rest. Alicia Redondo‘s youth doesn’t prevent her from being one of the leaders in Granada’s return to the Primera. She is a player to watch and has an exquisite way with the ball.
Racheal Kundananji (23, Madrid CFF):
The real headache for every defence in the competition. Kundananji’s season has been stratospheric and his numbers prove it: five goals and two assists. His influence on the game is very important for the Madrid side, who are third in the standings.
Sheila Guijarro (27, Atlético de Madrid):
The striker that every team would like to have in their ranks. Her way of fighting for every ball, looking for space and her killer shots mean that she has already scored five goals in her first season as an Atlético Madrid player. The goal was Atleti’s main problem, but they seem to have found the solution with Sheila Guijarro.
Translated by Marcos Rodríguez.
Main image: Edit Marta Calle.