15 Greatest Female Footballers Ever

9. Nadine Angerer (Germany)

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There would be few fans who would deny Angerer being the best goal-keeper in the history of women’s international football. She is the only goalkeeper (among both men and women) to be nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year.

She actually announced herself to the world in Women’s World Cup 2007 when the first-choice goalkeeper Silke Rottenberg suffered a knee injury, which kept her on the sidelines. In that entire tournament, the German goalkeeper didn’t even concede a single goal in six games, setting out a new world record that had never happened before.

8. Sun Wen (China)

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Sun Wen was a captain for the Chinese national women’s football team who also played with clubs like Shanghai SVA and Atlanta Beat as a striker. She scored 11 goals in 28 major tournament games in her career and also won both the Golden Ball and Golden Boot at the 1999 World Cup finals. Sun Wen was a very skillful player who could pass the ball with great awareness. She was also the first woman to be nominated for the Asian Football Confederation player of the year award. She retired in 2006. Sun Wen is among the greatest female footballers ever.

7. Michelle Akers (U.S.A)

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Michelle Akers was a member of the 1985 United States women’s national soccer team for its very first game ever, at a tournament in Italy in August 1985. She was with the American team that won the 1991 and 1999 Women’s World Cups. She was the top scorer in the 1991 World Cup with 10 goals. Akers has also won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics and was awarded FIFA Female Player of the Century in 2002. She has an incredible record for the US women’s national team with 141 goal involvements in 153 matches.

6. Christine Sinclair (Canada)

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Canadian striker, who can also play as a midfielder is a record goalscorer in the history of international football for both men and women. The very talented player Christine Sinclair scored her 185th goal on 29-01-2020 which made her the top scorer surpassing Abby Wambach. Sinclair has won four professional championships with three teams.

Christine Sinclair was also the leading goal scorer at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She has won the golden boot and the golden glove award in FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship. She is a physically strong player, with a good pace and great mentality. Sinclair is, without a doubt, one of the greatest female footballers ever.

5. Birgit Prinz (Germany)

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German Striker Birgit Prinz was a player of great quality. She retired back in 2011. Before hanging her boots, she was crowned FIFA World Player of the Year in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and has won the Women’s Bundesliga five times, the UEFA Cup three times, and the UEFA European Championships five times.

Prinz is also a two-time world champion, and one-time runner-up as well as a three-time bronze medalist from Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008. In 214 games of her professional career, Prinz scored 128 goals. She was a very dedicated player.

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