Nowadays, woman athletes are nowhere behind the male athletes and this includes football players too. The football world has diversified very much and a lot of female footballers are earning names for themselves by giving fabulous performances. These female footballers have proved to be whimsical, diligent, and intelligent. They have been strong physically and powerful mentally and have shown incredible sportsman spirit.
These incredible athletes seem very confident while knowing that in this modern world gender is not supposed to be any kind of hurdle in the way of their success. These wonderful players are also getting great support from fans as well as all the associations and federations all over the world as they have the FIFA Women’s World Cup to play in since 1991 and now, they even have UEFA Women’s Champions League for club football. In this article, we have tried our best to rank the best female football clubs in the world.
Here are the ten best female football clubs in the world.
=10) Atlético Huila
The Columbian Women’s Football Club Atlético Huila which was founded in 2016 became the first and only Columbian club to win the Copa Libertadores Femenina in 2018 defeating Santos in a penalty shoot-out. Copa Libertadores Femenina is South America’s premier women’s club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL. The club has also won Liga Femenina Profesional de Fútbol Colombiano, which is Colombian Professional Women’s Football League, one time in 2018 and finished as runners-up in 2017 which was the very first season of the league. Their home stadium Estadio Guillermo Plazas Alcid is also among the biggest women’s stadium in the world.
=10) Portland Thorns FC
The US club was instituted in November 2012. The Portland Thorns attracted 16,479 fans to their first home game on April 21, 2013, setting a new standard for women’s club soccer in the United States. Since then, they have established themselves into one of the best fan-supported women’s football clubs in the world by setting record average attendance in each of their first seven seasons and is also among the most successful clubs in National Women’s Soccer League history by winning two NWSL Championship, one NWSL Shield and one NWSL Community Shield.
9) North Carolina Courage
The very recently founded team in 2017, North Carolina Courage has been the best in the country since then, winning the NWSL two times in the last two years and finishing second in their very first season in 2017. They have also won the NWSL Community shield three times in the last three years. In 2018, the Courage became the first team in NWSL history to win the Shield and the Championship in the same season. Also, in 2019, the team became the first team to win the Championship on its home field. It makes them one of the ten best female football clubs in the world.
8) Chelsea FC Women
Chelsea Women were a founding member of the FA WSL in 2010, the top level of women’s football in England since 2011. From 2005 to 2010, the side competed in the Premier League National Division, the top tier of women’s football in England at the time. They have also won the FA Women’s Super League thrice, a joint record. Chelsea have also reached the final of this year’s UCL beating Bayern Munich in the semis. They are one of the best female football clubs in the world.
7) Corinthians Paulista
Arguably the best women’s club in Brazil, Corinthians has won the Campeonato Brasileiro 2 times in the last 2 years. Founded in 1997, the team is affiliated with Federação Paulista de Futebol. They have the world record for the most number of consecutive wins in top-flight football with a winning streak of 30 matches that ended with a 2-2 draw against Sportivo Limpeño. They are the current champions of Brazil, having won the Campeonato Brasileiro in 2020. The Brazilian giants have also won Copa Libertadores Femenina two times in their history.