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Famous Female Soccer Players

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List of famous female soccer players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female soccer players list contains the most prominent and top females known for being soccer players. There are thousand of females working as soccer players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic soccer players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a soccer player then the people below should give you inspiration.

List ranges from Joy Fawcett to Tina Ellertson and more.

While this isn't a list of all female soccer players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female soccer players?" and "Who are the best female soccer players?"
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    Heather Mitts

    Heather Mitts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Soccer Players
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    Heather Blaine Mitts Feeley, née Heather Blaine Mitts, is an American former professional soccer defender. Mitts played college soccer for the University of Florida, and thereafter, she played professionally in the Women's Professional Soccer league; for the Philadelphia Charge, Boston Breakers, ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Footballer
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    Mia Hamm

    Mia Hamm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Soccer Players
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    Mariel Margaret "Mia" Hamm-Garciaparra is a retired American professional soccer player. Hamm played many years as a forward for the United States women's national soccer team and was a founding member of the Washington Freedom. Hamm held the record for international goals, more than any other player, ...more

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    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Selma, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Footballer
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    Brandi Chastain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Soccer Players
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    Brandi Denise Chastain is a professional American soccer defender and midfielder who plays for the team California Storm of Women's Premier Soccer League and is a former member of the United States women's national soccer team. Chastain has played for San Jose CyberRays of the WUSA and FC Gold Pride of ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Footballer
    • Credits: Air Bud: World Pup, Sanjay Gupta MD, Desperately Seeking Brandi
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    Carla Overbeck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Soccer Players
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    Carla Werden Overbeck is a retired American soccer player and longtime member and captain of the United States women's national soccer team. She is currently an assistant coach of Duke University's women's soccer team, where she has been coaching since 1992, overseeing Duke's defensive unit principally.more

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    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Footballer
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    Joy Fawcett

    Joy Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Soccer Players
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    Joy Lynn Fawcett is a retired American professional soccer player. She earned 239 caps with the United States women's national soccer team and retired from the WNT in 2004 as the highest scoring defender for the U.S. WNT. Fawcett was a founding member of the WUSA, and was elected for induction into the ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, Inglewood, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, Footballer
    • Credits: Soccer Mom
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    Hope Powell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Soccer Players
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    Hope Patricia Powell CBE is an English former international footballer who was the coach of the England women's national football team and the Great Britain women's Olympic football team until August 2013. As a player, Powell won 66 caps for England, mainly as an attacking midfielder, scoring 35 goals.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Lewisham, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Coach, Footballer
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    Julie Foudy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Soccer Players
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    Julie Maurine Foudy is a retired American professional soccer midfielder who played for the United States women's national soccer team from 1987 through 2004. She finished with 271 caps and served as the team's co-captain from 1991–2000 and captain from 2000 through her retirement in 2004. In 2007, she ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Footballer, Sports commentator
    • Credits: MLS Primetime Thursday
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    Shannon MacMillan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Soccer Players
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    Shannon MacMillan is a former American professional soccer player. She was a member of the U.S. Women's National Team that won the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics and at the 1999 Women's World Cup. She was US Soccer's Female Athlete of the Year for 2002. In 2007, MacMillan became an assistant ...more

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    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Syosset, New York, USA
    • Profession: Athlete, Footballer
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