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Top 10 Best Women Footballers In The World

Male football might have more spectators than female football, but it is becoming increasingly popular around the sports world. Though the majority of football enthusiasts watch men’s football, the games attended by ladies are a lot of fun. It is difficult to rank the players, but even after what the world is going through, it was a remarkable year for female football. Here are the top 10 best women footballers in the world.

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List of Top 10 Best Women Footballers In The World  Player name  Nation  Club  Career Goals Career Aps
1 Sam Kerr Australia Chelsea Women 225 335
2 Lucy Bronze  USA Manchester City Women 31 220
3 Vivianne Miedema France Arsenal Women 302 333
4 Ada Hegerberg Norway Olympique Lyonnais 232 256
5 Pernille Harder Denmark Chelsea Women  260  352
6 Wendie Renard France Olympique Lyonnais 130 385
7 Amandine Henry France Olympique Lyonnais 70 357
8 Megan Rapinoe USA OL Reign 98 271
9 Julie Ertz USA Chicago Red Stars 21 202
10 Lieke Martens Netherlands FC Barcelona  153 385

Best women footballers: Sam Kerr

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Samantha May Kerr is the first name on the list of best women footballers in the world. The 27-year-old attacker plays for Chelsea in the English FA Women’s Super League. Kerr is the captain of the Australian National team and their all-time leading scorer. In 2013 and 2014, she was named the international player of the year by the Football Media Association (FMA). Then Australian international is known for her pace, ability, determination, and famous backflip goal celebrations.

Best women footballers: Lucy Bronze

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Naming various accolades to herself. Winner of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Silver Ball 2019, UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Award for 2018-19 season, and FIFA Best Women footballer of the Year in 2020, Lucy Bronze is one of the best female footballers in the world. Staring her career at Sunderland, the English attacker has represented Everton, Liverpool, Olympique Lyonnais, and Manchester City. Lucy has also had two PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the year awards. 

Best women footballers: Vivianne Miedema

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Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid “Vivianne” Miedema is a Dutch international who is regarded as one of the greatest strikers in female football. Miedema is the all-time leading goalscorer of FA WSL and for the Dutch national team. She won the UEFA Women’s Euro in 2017 with the Dutch national team, Frauen-Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich in the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and FA WSL title with the Gunners for the 2018-19 campaign. Miedema was named as the Women’s Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.

Ada Hegerberg

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Ada is a Norwegian striker who plays for Olympique Lyonnais. Hegerberg has won the 2013 UEFA Women’s Championship, the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the 2017 UEFA Women’s Championship. Her other achievements include winning the 2016 UEFA best women footballers in Europe Award and being named BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year in 2017 and 2019. Hegerberg, the record holder for most goals scored in a UEFA Women’s Champions League season, won the Ballon d’Or Feminin for the first time in 2018.

Pernille Harder

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Denmark’s captain Pernille Harder created history by becoming the most expensive player when she moved from Wolfsburg to Chelsea and is regarded as one of the best female football players in EPL. Pernille won the Deutsche domestic double all four years when she was at Wolfsburg, and played in a team full of offensive skill, similar to Chelsea. The Denmark international scored 103 goals in 113 games. She earned her second Golden Boot in a row at the end of the 2019-20 season, scoring a whopping 27 goals. 

Wendie Renard

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The gigantic 6-foot-2 center back is the backbone of the all-conquering Olympique Lyonnais team, which continues to dash everything in Europe. Regarded as one of the most decorated players, Renard came third at the 2020 FIFA Best Awards, behind Lucy Bronze and Pernille Harder, and was awarded UEFA Champions League defender of the season. Renard is well-known for her strong physical condition, fast pace, and solid technique, all of which have contributed to her success as a set-piece taker.

Amandine Henry

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Amandine Henry, a prodigy who began playing football as a 5-year-old girl, is one of the best female footballers in the world. Due to the lack of female teams of her age, she used to play football with guys until she was 13 years old. The French footballer is now a defensive midfielder for Olympique Lyon as well as the French national team. She has won six women’s Champions League in her career. Amandine has been captaining her side for the past three years and is considered a female football star.

best strikers in the world | KreedOnAlso Read: TOP 10 Best Strikers in the World 

Megan Rapinoe

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Megan Anna Rapinoe, a winger and captain of OL Reign has won a worldwide reputation due to her militancy and excellent style of playing. Rapinoe, who won gold with her national team at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, is also the winner of the Ballon d’Or Feminin and the 2019 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year. She is also the first player in the history of the Olympics to score directly from a corner. 

Julie Ertz

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Currently playing for NWSL side Chicago Red Stars, is one of the best female footballers in 2021. The 29-year-old is versatile and can play both in defense and midfield. She has participated for her nation in over 100 competitions. Ertz had quite an important role in the United States’ victories in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019. When she was 23, Ertz was the second-youngest player on the 2015 squad, after Morgan Brian. She is a dangerous set-piece attacker who managed to score 16 of her 20 international goals from dead-ball situations.

Lieke Martens

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Winner of FIFA’s Best Player in 2017, Lieke Martens has much more to offer. She was gifted with technique, and every contact she made with the ball appeared to be flawless. Although injury has slowed the Barcelona striker in the past, her graceful movements continue to perplex opponents. Martens’s trademark skill is to sneak in from wide areas and curl the ball into the top corner with her exceptional shooting ability. She had a spectacular season with Barcelona and recorded 20 goals and 16 assists. She’s one of the best female footballers in La Liga. 

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Abhishek Mishra
Abhishek Mishra
Greetings, I'm Abhishek Mishra, a passionate sports writer, and football fanatic. Currently, I'm pursuing Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from GGSIPU, DELHI. I have a keen interest in sports and I aspire to become a sports journalist. I want to work in the overall development of sports and also work towards the grassroots and athlete recognition of our country.


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