Top 10 Best Female Soccer Players Of All Time

Top 10 Best Female Soccer Players Of All Time

Soccer is the most popular game in the world. The women’s soccer tournament is gaining popularity day by day. The fans are also following their best players in every match. Female soccer players are creating records in the history of soccer matches. They even surpassed the record on the men’s soccer team in several formats of the game. The female soccer players have also huge fan followings on the social network. Now, let us take a look at the top 10 best female soccer players here.

Ranking Of Best Female Soccer Players Of All Time

Player Name Country Position Duration Played
Mia Hamm United States Forward/Midfielder 1987-2004
Marta Brazil Forward 2000-Present
Birgit Prinz Germany Striker 1993-2011
Homare Sawa Japan Midfielder 1991-2015
Abby Wambach United States Forward 1998-2015
Sun Wen China Forward 1989-2006
Christine Sinclair Canada Forward/Midfielder 2000-Present
Carli Lloyd United States Midfielder 1999-Present
Hege Riise Norway Midfielder 1990-2006
Nadine Angerer Germany Goalkeeper 1995-2015
Player details

1. Mia Hamm

Mia Hamm
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Mia Hamm was born on March 17, 1972. She is an American retired soccer player. Hamm is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. She was an iconic soccer player during her time. From 1987 through 2004, she played as a forward for the United States women’s soccer team. The Women’s United Soccer Association was represented by Hamm. She was also the face of the United State’s first women’s soccer league. From 2001 to 2003, she played for the Washington Freedom. She played for the North Carolina Tar Heels women’s soccer squad in college. Further, she was a key player in the team’s four-year victory in the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship. Hamm played in four FIFA Women’s World Cup competitions during her time with the national team. She also served as the team’s captain in three Olympic Games.

She finished her career having participated in 42 games and scoring 14 goals. Until 2013, Hamm held the record for most goals scored, and she still ranks third. She presently ranks third in US national team history in terms of international caps and first in terms of career assists. In 2001 and 2002, she was awarded FIFA World Player of the Year. Further, Hamm was selected US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year five years in a row. Further, she received three ESPY awards including Soccer Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year. In 1997 and 1999, she was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Finally, she was the first female player to be inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame.

2. Marta

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Marta was born on 19 February 1986. She is a Brazilian football player who plays as a forward for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League. She also played for the Brazil national team. Marta is widely considered to be the best female footballer of all time. Further, she has been voted FIFA World Player of the Year six times, five of them in a row (from 2006 to 2010), with the most recent award in 2018. Marta holds the record for the most goals scored for Brazil, with 115 goals.

Marta also holds the record for most goals scored in a FIFA World Cup competition with 17 goals. She is also the first footballer to score in five World Cups. She is also the first female footballer to score in five Olympic Games in a row. Further, Marta was a player on the Brazilian teams that won silver medals at the Summer Olympics in 2004 and 2008. She also won the Golden Ball in the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship in 2004. Finally, she received both the Golden Ball award for best player and the Golden Boot award for top scorer in the 2007 Women’s World Cup.

3. Birgit Prinz

Birgit Prinz
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Birgit Prinz was born on 25 October 1977. She is a German former football player. She is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and three-time FIFA World Player of the Year. Prinz also played for the Carolina Courage of the Women’s United Soccer Association in addition to the German national team. Further, Prinz was one of the best strikers in the game. With 14 goals, she is the second all-time top scorer in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. She presently works as a sports psychologist for Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s men’s and women’s teams.

4. Homare Sawa

Homare Sawa
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Homare Sawa was born on 6 September 1978. She is a former Japanese football player who played as a forward or a midfielder. She is one of the best female footballers of all time, as well as the best Asian female footballer of all time. Sawa had a 24-year professional club career, notably with Nippon TV Beleza and INAC Kobe Leonessa. She also played for the Japan women’s football team for 22 years. She led her side to a FIFA Women’s World Cup victory in 2011 and an Olympic silver medal in 2012. Sawa started playing in 1991 at the age of 12. She won 5 titles with Nippon TV Beleza between 1991 and 1999. She moved to the United States to play football in the Women’s United Soccer Association. Sawa played for two clubs- the Atlanta Beat and the Denver Diamonds. She returned to the Japanese league in 2004.

Sawa won 9 more trophies with Nippon TV Beleza during the next four years before leaving in 2008. At the Summer Olympics that year, Japan reached its first Olympic medal match, and Sawa was Japan’s top scorer. Sawa captained Japan’s team at the 2011 World Cup. She won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player and the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer at the end of the tournament. Sawa was selected as the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year later in the year. She was the first Asian woman to get a major individual award at the end of the year. She later helped Japan to a silver medal finish in the Summer Olympics in 2012. Sawa played in her sixth FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.

5. Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach
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Abby Wambach was born on June 2, 1980. She is a former American soccer player, coach, and member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. She has won the US Soccer Athlete of the Year award six times. From 2003 through 2015, Wambach was a player on the United States women’s national soccer team. Further, she is the all-time leading goal scorer for the national team and ranks second in international goals with 184 goals. Finally, Wambach was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2012.

She was the first woman from the United States to receive the prize in ten years. Further, she was named one of the world’s most influential people in the 2015 Time 100 list. Wambach competed in four FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments and two Olympics tournaments. She helped her team in winning the 2015 FIFA women’s world cup. She also won gold medals in both the Olympics tournaments.

6. Sun Wen

Sun Wen
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Sun Wen was born on April 6, 1973. She is a Chinese former footballer who played as a forward. Sun earlier captained the China team and the Atlanta Beat of the Women’s United Soccer Association. She and Michelle Akers shared the FIFA Female Player of the Century award in 2000. Sun received both the Golden Ball (best player) and the Golden Boot (best scorer) at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Further, she is regarded as one of the all-time greats in the women’s games.

7. Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair
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Christine Sinclair was born on June 12, 1983. She is a Canadian soccer player who plays as a forward and captains both the National Women’s Soccer League club Portland Thorns FC and the Canadian team. She is an Olympic gold medallist, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist, a CONCACAF champion, and a 14-time Canada Soccer Player of the Year. Sinclair has 189 international goals to her name, making her the world’s all-time leading scorer. With almost 300 caps, she is one of the most capped current international footballers. She is also the second footballer to play in five World Cups. Sinclair has played in five FIFA Women’s World Cups and four Olympic Football Tournaments. Further, she has been nominated for FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year seven times. Sinclair received the Best FIFA Special Award, as the world’s all-time leading scorer in January 2022.

8. Carli Lloyd

Carli Lloyd
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Carli Lloyd was born on July 16, 1982. She is a former American soccer player. She is a four-time Olympian, a two-time Olympic gold winner, a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, and a two-time FIFA Player of the Year. Lloyd won gold medals in the finals of both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Lloyd also assisted the United States in winning the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cups, as well as the bronze medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Further, she was a key player on the team that finished second in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

9. Hege Riise

Hege Riise
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Hege Riise was born on 18 July 1969. She is a Norwegian football coach and former midfield player. She is the coach of Norway’s women’s national under-19 football team. Hege was one of the finest female footballers of her generation. Further, she played a key role in winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Olympic Games, and the UEFA Women’s Euro with Norway’s national team.

10. Nadine Angerer

Nadine Angerer
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Nadine Angerer was born on 10 November 1978. She is a football coach and player from Germany. Angerer has formerly played for Bayern Munich, Turbine Potsdam, and FFC Frankfurt. She played for Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Damallsvenskan in 2008. Angerer was regarded as one of the world’s top female goalkeepers during her career. Angerer was awarded FIFA World Player of the Year on January 13, 2014. Further, she became the first goalkeeper to receive the award. On May 13, 2015, she announced her retirement from the team.

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