Best Female Soccer (Football) Players of All Time
The Top Ten
Mariel Margaret Hamm-Garciaparra is an American retired professional soccer player, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion. Hailed as a soccer icon, she played as a forward for the U.S.A. women's national soccer team from 1987-2004. Hamm was the face of the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA), the first professional women's soccer league in the United States, where she played for the Washington Freedom from 2001-2003. She played college soccer for the North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team and won four consecutive NCAA Division I Soccer Championship titles.
She's twice named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002.
Hamm held the record for most international goals scored-by a woman or man (158 goals) until 2013 and remains in third place (as of June 2019). She currently ranks first for career assists in the history of the U.S. National team (144).
She is definitely awesome one of the best team players she plays great with others and has good sportsmanship
Mary Abigail Wambach is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach was a regular on the U.S. women's national soccer team from 2003 to 2015, earning her first cap in 2001.
As a forward, she currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals (256 matches played). Wambach was awarded the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first American woman to win the award in ten years.
She was included on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.
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I can understand Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm being ahead of her but I still disagree but Lieke Martens really I have no idea why she would be ahead of Marta. - Powell
Commonly known as Marta, the Brazilian forward is often regarded as the best female player of all time and was given the nickname "Pelé in skirts" by Pelé himself. She was named FIFA World Player of the Year 6 times, 5 of them being consecutive, from 2006 and 2010, and the latest one coming in 2018. She was a member of the Brazilian national teams that won the silver medal at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. She was also awarded the Golden Ball (MVP) at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, and won both the Golden Ball award as the best player and the Golden Boot award as the top scorer in the 2007 Women's World Cup after leading Brazil to the final of the tournament. With 15 goals, she holds the record for most goals scored at FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments.
Michelle Anne Akers is a former American soccer player, who starred in the historic 1991 and 1999 Women's World Cup victories by the United States. She won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the 1991 tournament.
Akers is regarded as one of the greatest female soccer players of all time. She competed as a member of USA teams in three FIFA Women's World Cup: 1991,1995 and 1999; and one Olympics: Atlanta 1996; she played in 18 matches and scored 13 goals at those four global tournaments. She was a gold medalist at 1996 Olympics, and world champion at China 1991 and USA 1999 world cup tournaments.
She was named FIFA Female Player of the Century in 2002, an award she shared with China's Sun when.
In 2004, Akers and Mia Hamm were the only two women named to the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living soccer players selected by Pelé and commissioned by FIFA for that organization's 100th anniversary.
Christine Margaret Sinclair, OC is a Canadian soccer player and captain of the Canadian national team. She plays professionally for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and previously played for FC Gold Pride and Western New York Flash in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). A CONCACAF champion, two-time Olympic bronze medalist and 14-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award, Sinclair is Canada's all-time leading scorer and currently (as of June 2019) second in all-time National team goals scored for males or females with 181 (281 games).
Sun when is a retired Chinese professional football (soccer) player. She previously captained the China women's national football team and the Atlanta Beat of the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA).
In 2002, she won the FIFA Female Player of the Century along with Michelle Akers. Sun won both the Golden Ball (top player) and Golden Boot (top scorer) for her performance at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. She is considered one of the all-time greats of the women's game.
Sun helped the national team of China to win the Asian Cup in 1991, 1993, 1995 and 1997. She played 28 matches and scored 16 goals in 4 world cup tournaments and 2 Olympics: China 1991, Sweden 1995, Atlanta 1996, USA 1999, Sydney 2000, USA 2003; she played and started every match for China. Sun when, with her China teams, won a silver medal at Atlanta 1996 Olympics, and finished second at USA 1999 world cup.
How is the legendary #13 in 11th place? I think she's better than Mia Hamm. Don't think I'm not still mad at you for ditching Orlando for France!
Lilian "Lily" Parr was an English professional women's association football player who played as a winger. She is best known for playing for the Dick, Kerr's Ladies team, which was founded in 1917 and based in Preston.
Parr played in the first ever recognised women's international football tournament between England and France in London in 1920.
During her professional career (1919-1951), she scored more than 900 goals, the highest tally in female football.
In 2002, she was the only woman to be made an inaugural inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum.
Patrizia Panico is an Italian former footballer. A prolific goalscorer, Panico is a longstanding member of the Italy women's national football team; she has won 196 caps for Italy, and has also served as her national side's captain. She is a veteran of Italy's five UEFA Women's Championships. In a club career that spanned more than two decades, Panico has won ten Scudetti and five Coppa Italia winner's medals with her various clubs. She has been Serie A's top scorer on 14 occasions (an Italian record for her category) and spent part of 2010 in USA.
Panico is nicknamed "The Scorpion" due to her deadly goalscoring instincts. He scored a total of 627 league goals in 635 matches coming second of all times in women's football history. Official stats in female football don't exist and the sources are very limited, this is unofficially reported.
Finally, her tally of more than 813 goals is the second best in football history.
Anastassia Morkovkina is an Estonian former professional player.
Morkovkina played as a striker, has been named Estonian Female Footballer of the Year eight times and top goalscorer of the league a record of 14 times. She was a member of the Estonian national team since 1997 to 2015, and served as its captain. She leads the team's statistics in scoring.
Morkovkina is the Naiste Meistriliiga all-time top scorer with 773 goals.
Although official international statistics don't exist in women's football, she's unoffialy the all time leading scorer of the National champioships worldwide and one of the three greatest scorers in female football history.
Finally, she's the most prolific scorer with goalscoring rate of over 1.65 (of the verified stats).
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Mariléia dos Santos is a former Brazilian footballer who played as a striker.
She started her professional career at EC Radar (1983-1989), and in 1988 she represented Brazil at the FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament in Guangdong, finishing in third place.
Nicknamed Michael Jackson, the prolific scorer accepted a contract offer from Italian Serie A club Torino (1995-1997).
She also represented Brazil at the Olympic debut of women's football at the 1996 Olympics.
Her career ended in 2009 aged 46 and she was reported as having scored 1,574 goals including all kinds of games.
She was named equal third in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) South America's best Women's Footballer of the Century list.