15 Greatest Female Footballers Ever
4. Megan Rapinoe (U.S.A)
Rapinoe is one of the most popular female players right now. The American-born is the captain of OL Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), as well as the United States national team. Megan is also a one-time winner of Ballon d’Or Féminin and The Best FIFA Women’s Player in 2019. She also won the gold medal with the national team at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and a Bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Rapinoe also won the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She has a golden boot for the World Cup to her name as well as a golden ball for being the best player in 2019’s World Cup. With such a glorious list of accomplishments, she is truly worthy of being called one of the best female football players in the world.
3. Abby Wambach (U.S.A)
She had the record for most international goals scored for 7 years until 2020 when Canadian superstar Christine Sinclair overcame that record. In 237 matches Abby scored 184 goals in her career. She was known to be a great header of the ball. One of her headed goals against Brazil in the 122nd minute won ESPN’s 2011 Award for Best Play of the Year. Wambach won FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year in 2012, the Women’s World Cup, and an Olympic gold medal. She was named in Time list of 100 most influential people in the world, in 2015.
2. Mia Hamm (U.S.A)
American striker Mia Hamm has 276 caps for her country and has scored 158 goals. She retired back in 2004 after winning 2 Olympic gold medals and 2 FIFA Women’s World Cup in her career. She was a prolific goal scorer and a great player with great skills, athleticism, stamina and speed.
Mia was the all-time leading international goal scorer until 2013 when her country fellow Wambach surpassed her record. During her career, she was also one of the most marketable female athletes in history. For some people, she tops this list very easily.
1. Marta (Brazil)
Marta Vieira da Silva who is also known as “Ronaldinho” of female football, is known for her dribbling abilities and how easily she gets past players. She is also the leading goal scorer in international football for Brazil, including both men and women, with 112 goals.
In 2019, she also became the first player to score 17 goals at the World Cup finals, among both men and women. She has six World Player of the Year awards too. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all times in women’s football and also gets compared to the likes of Pele.