The Greatest Female Football Players of All Time

    The Greatest Female Football Players of All Time

  • 1 Mia Hamm - USA

    Hamm;the second most capped among all female American football players (275 Caps between 1987–2004) was the first to win the FIFA world player of the year 2 consecutive times as she won it in both 2001 & 2002 in addition to 2 Olympic gold medals(1996,2004) and 2 world cup gold medals (1991&1999)

  • 2 Marta - Brazil

    The most to be nominated as the FIFA world player of the year (11 consecutive nominations since 2004) and the only to win the award 5 times in a row (between 2006 - 2010). Marta is also the world cup top scorer of all times with 15 goals scored.

  • 3 Kristine Lilly - USA

    The third most scoring player in the history of US women's national team right after Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm with 130 goals as well as being the most capped female football player of all time with 352 games in between 1987–2010. Kristine also has won 2 Olympics (96,04) and 2 world cups (91,99)

  • 4 Birgit Prinz - Germany

    The female who almost won everything. Prinz has played in 3 world cup finals (won it twice), 4 Champions league finals (won 3), 5 European international finals (won them all) as well 3 Olympic games` semi-finals. Prinz is the second most player winning player of the year (3 times: 2003,2004,2005)

  • 5 Abby Wambach - USA

    The FIFA player of the year 2012 and the Olympic gold medalist (2004 & 2012) is the US women`s team top scorer of all time with 183 goals in 245 matches (and counting)

  • 6 Cristiane Rozeira de Souza

    Cristiane who was nominated two times for the best player in the world (2007 & 2008) was a part of the Brazilian team that won the 2014 Copa America (she won the golden boot) and came second in the 2007 women`s world cup (Lost 0-2 to Germany)

  • 7 Homare Sawa

    The Japanese leader who was named the world`s best female player in 2011 after leading the Japanese women`s team to win the world cup for the first time in their history when she scored a 117th minute equalizer before winning by penalties.

  • 8 Nadine Kessler

    The German rising star. Kessler (Keßler) has 3 UEFA champions league titles, one UEFA Championship with Germany in addition to FIFA player of the year 2014

  • 9 Sun Wen – China

    The first Chinese woman player to score 100 goals in her international career (between 1990-2006). Wen who was nominated twice for the FIFA player of the world (2001, 2002) played in two major international finals; the 1996 Olympics and the 1999 world cup (lost both to USA)

  • 10 Nadine Angerer

    The 2 times world cup winner and the 5 times European champion with Germany is the first female goalkeeper to win the FIFA player of the year after her outstanding performance in 2013

  • 11 Tiffeny Milbrett

    The American striker who scored 100 goals in her entire international career between 1991 - 2005 (204 Caps) was part of the American dream team that won the 1996 Olympics and the 1999 world cup. Tiffany was nominated for the 2001 player of the year where she got second after Mia Hamm

  • 12 Christine Sinclair

    The third most scoring player in the history of women`s football (154 goals in 224 Caps). Sinclair who started her professional career in 2001 was an important part of the Canadian national team that won the bronze medal in the London 2012 Olympic games

  • 13 Han Duan

    With 188 games, Duan is the fourth most capped Chinese player (including males). The female striker who started her international career in 2000 has won four medals including winning the 2006 Women's Asian Cup.

  • 14 Patrizia Panico

     Panico has nine league titles (more than any other 'team' in the ladies` Serie-A. She`s Italy`s most capped female footballer (196) and currently coaching the national U-16 team.