Men have become a synonym of sports, especially football. But over the years, popular female footballers across the globe have proved that game is all about sportsmanship and not gender. They are equally popular as Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar at both national and international levels.
Some of them have even made it to the Football Hall of Fame along with famous players like George Allen, Morten Andersen, and more. If you don’t know any of the best women footballers around the world, here’s the full list.
Successful Female Footballers Of All-Time
#5. Abby Wambach
Abby was a famous player from the US women’s football team. She had scored a total of 178 goals in international matches, won the FIFA Player of The Year Award; Gold medals in the Olympics, and also holds the title of ‘Highest All-Time Goal Scorer.”
The 41-year old player has, however, retired from the game and now coaches the American women’s football team.
#4. Hope Solo
Hope is one of the richest female footballers, a 2-time gold medalist, World champion, and is the top goalkeeper of all time.
She has played 3 FIFA Women’s World Cup in her international career and won Golden Glove, 177 international caps, and 100 shutouts which are the highest by any female footballer.
#3. Lucy Bronze
Lucy hails from England and plays for the famous soccer club-Manchester City. She holds the top position in FIFA’s top 10 women football players. Her great defending skills on the ground are the reason she is a no-ordinary player.
She has also played for Liverpool and is a three-time winner of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. Besides this Lucy has been awarded SheBelieves Cup in 2019.
#2. Marta Vieira da Silva
The 35-year old Brazilian player is the pride of Orlando Club. In her entire career, she made several records and won both Golden Boot and Ball. The football legend Pele gave her nickname ‘Pele with skirts.’
She leveled up her career from offensive midfielder to the main striker within few years. Her achievements cannot be described in few words, but here is a list to show why Marta is known as the greatest footballer of all time:
- Record of most international goals( 109) by any Brazilian player in either gender
- Most goals in FIFA in both men and women category
- Marta defeated Christine Sinclair for scoring in all five editions of the World Cup
- Awarded as FIFA World Player of the Year back to back from 2006 till 2010 and later in 2018
Besides these, Marta is also the second richest soccer player of 2021 in the female category with a net income of $40, 0000.
#1. Alex Morgan
The 31-year old is a goddess of soccer and her teammates call her Baby Horse for her unmatchable speed and long strides for which she is famous. She plays for Orlando Club and has also served as a captain for the U.S women’s football team till 2020.
America won the FIFA world cup twice (2015, 2019) under her captaincy. Alex is also the richest soccer player with a net income of $450, 000 as per the latest list.
The list of best women footballers doesn’t end here but these 5 have earned enormous popularity in the industry for their gaming skills.