Best Female Footballers: Football’s immense glory is mainly because of high spirit and increased energy level involved in this game. Initially, it was the sport which was played only by the man. Slowly the sport crept into the minds of young women too.
They started playing as a hobby. Later, the women’s football teams have been formed at the national and international level. The first tournament for women was conducted by FIFA in 1991. The women football team greatly became famous which can be witnessed by the increasing the number of the audience every year. Check out our list of top 10 Best Female Footballers in the World Right Now.
#1 Alex Morgan
Alex Morgan started her career as the professional player at 2010 FIFA Women’s World cup and she was the youngest player to be the part of that team which had won silver. It appeared she had the Golden Boot wrapped up but teammate Megan Rapinoe had other ideas, though she did tie with the winger thanks to a crucial header against England that won her side the semi-final. With Morgan announcing she is expecting her first child, who knows what 2020 brings as she looks to target a return in time for the Tokyo Olympics. She belongs to the American Football team where she mostly takes the role of ‘Forward’ player. At the club level, she plays for the team of Orlando Pride. The most amazing thing about her is that she gets herself involved in not only the football but also the writing the middle-grade book series.
#2 Megan Rapinoe
Rapinoe saved her best for the biggest occasion in 2019. Her domestic year amounted to a handful of games and no goals, but the month in which she led the USA to a World Cup triumph will live long in the memory. Rapinoe used her skill, movement and precision to devastating effect in the key moments in France. Rapinoe’s year polarises opinion due to her lack of match action elsewhere, but there can be no argument few had a bigger influence on the USA’s back-to-back World Cup success than Rapinoe. Rapione also won the golden shoe and gold boot in the world cup.
#3 Carli Lloyd
Carli Lloyd was well known for her wonderful performances in the Summer Olympic game which was conducted in 2008 and 2012. It is because of her the teams were able to win the gold medals in those Olympic games. She received the FIFA Player of the year two times in the year 2015 and 2016. Lloyd has surely done enough in 2019 to convince her new head coach she has plenty to give. Lloyd found the net eight times for a Sky Blue FC side still struggling for form and while she wasn’t always a starter for the USA, she hit 16 goals throughout the year for her country and she played for the multiple teams such as Chicago Red Stars, Sky Blue FC and Atlanta Beat. Even a memoir called “When Nobody was Watching” was released on her name.
Marta is the Brazilian football player who is famous for holding the title “ FIFA world player of the year” consecutively for five years from 2006 to 2010. Her success in football can be very well understood by the title “ Pele in skirts “ given to her by Pele, the greatest football player of all times. Her hidden talents in Football was found at the age of 14 itself and she became a professional player by starting her career at Vasco da Gama in 2000. She was also the recipient of awards such as Golden Boot and Golden Ball etc.
#5 Melanie Behringer
Melanie’s dream of becoming a famous German football player was materialized when she began playing as a young player at SpVgg Utzenfeld and FC Hausen. Her popularity reached the peak when her team won the gold medal in 2004 FIFA 2019 U-19 Women’s World Championship. She was also the top scorer with five goals at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
#6 Lieke Martens
Lieke is one of the most reputed Dutch Football Player who plays both as the midfielder and the forward. She belongs to the team of FC Barcelona. She carved her own place in the field of football by winning the awards such as the Bronze Boot and the Golden Ball. Her amazing talents made her become the part of 2017 UEFA Team of the Tournament. She claims the title of being the best female football player in the Netherlands as she scored the first-ever goal for her country at 2015 FIFA Women’s World cup which was held in Canada at that time.
#7 Christine Sinclair
Christiane Sinclair is a well-known Canadian football player. Sinclair is now just one behind Abby Wambach’s international goalscoring record of 184 and it is likely she’ll finally get there sometime in 2020. Because of her capabilities, she became the captain of the football team. She was a part of three different professional teams at a different point in time and won the championships at 2010 WPS championship tournament, 2011 WPS Championship tournament etc. Her awards list is huge which includes awards such as Bobbie Rosenfeld Award, Canada’s athlete of the year in Lou Marsh Trophy etc. She was also included in the Canadian Hall of Fame in 2017.
#8 Deyna Castellanos
Deyna Castellanos belongs to the team of FSU Seminoles and she plays in the position of a striker. This Venezuelan football player is included as the part of the national team. She has reached the topmost position in her football career at the young age itself. She was the winner of Golden Boot of 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World cup by scoring around six goals. The most important reason for her fame is that she won the United Women’s Soccer player of the year award at her first season in senior football itself.
#9 Ada Hegerberg
Ada Hegerberg is the celebrated player in the Norwegian football team as she was the winner of the UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award in 2016. At present, she belongs to the team named as Olympique Lyonnais and she is excellent at playing her part as a Striker. Her previous teams were Stabaek and Kolbotn. She was acknowledged as the BBC Women’s Footballer of the year in 2017. Her other awards include Norwegian Sportsperson of the year 2016 and FIFA FIFPro World XI 2016.
#10 Hedvig Lindahl
Hedvig Lindahl started her career as the professional football player at the age of 13 itself. She became the part of the Swedish national team in 1998. Initially, she played in the position of both the forward and the goalkeeper. Later, she started excelling mainly as the goalkeeper. She was responsible for gaining goals for Swedish teams in the Olympic Games and the FIFA’s Women’s World Cup. She won the award of Diamantbollen in the year 2015.
The achievement of these women in the field of football would definitely help in making the game to reach each and every woman across the world. In the future, this would ensure significant participation of women in this fascinating game.