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The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup 

Aaron Hager
Updated July 8, 2019 890 votes 64 voters 1.5k views 72 items

List Rules Vote up the best women's soccer players competing in the 2019 Women's World Cup

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

UPDATE: Megan Rapinoe was awarded the Golden Boot while helping lead the U.S. team to victory.

The best players in the 2019 Women's World Cup all entered to compete for the biggest prize in the soccer world. Many of the athletes on this list are among the best women's soccer players in the world right now and are rightly beloved by their home countries.

Samantha Kerr and Amandine Henry are two of the most talented and fierce women's soccer players in the game and made their presence felt in the World Cup. Germany's Dzsenifer Marozsan and South Africa's Janine van Wyk likewise helped try to lift their teams into contention for the trophy.

That's not to mention the champion U.S. women's national soccer team, which still features some of the game's biggest stars (at least in the U.S.) such as Megan Rapinoe, who won the Golden Boot for the tournament's top scorer, Alex Morgan, who won the Silver Boot, and Julie Ertz.

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Alex Morgan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Forward from Diamond Bar

Nationality: United States of America

Alexandra Morgan Carrasco (born Alexandra Patricia Morgan; July 2, 1989) is an American soccer player. She is a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the ...more
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Tobin Heath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Midfielder from Basking Ridge

Nationality: United States of America

Tobin Powell Heath (born May 29, 1988) is an American professional soccer player. She currently plays professionally for Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the ...more
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Julie Ertz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Julie Ertz

Nationality: United States of America

Julie Beth Ertz (née Johnston; born April 6, 1992) is an American soccer player and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She plays as a midfielder for the Chicago Red Stars of the National ...more
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Samantha Kerr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Midfielder from Fremantle

Nationality: Australia

Samantha May Kerr (born 10 September 1993) is an Australian association football player who plays for Perth Glory in the Australian W-League and Chicago Red Stars in the United States' National ...more
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Crystal Dunn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup

Nationality: United States of America

Crystal Alyssia Dunn is an American soccer player for the U.S. Women's National Team and for the Washington Spirit of the NWSL. She was a member of the team that won Japan 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's ...more
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Megan Rapinoe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Megan Rapinoe Forward and Midfielder from Redding

Nationality: United States of America

AWARDED GOLDEN BOOT

Megan Anna Rapinoe ( (listen); born July 5, 1985) is an American professional soccer player who plays for and captains Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), playing primarily as ...more
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Daniëlle van de Don... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Daniëlle van de Donk is a Dutch football midfielder currently playing for FCE/PSV in the BeNe League. She previously played from 2008 to 2012 for Willem II and VVV-Venlo in the Eredivisie. ...more
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Vivianne Miedema is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Forward from Hoogeveen

Nationality: Netherlands

Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid "Vivianne" Miedema RON (born 15 July 1996) is a Dutch professional football forward who plays for English WSL club Arsenal and the Netherlands women's ...more
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Sofia Jakobsson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup

Nationality: Sweden

Eva Sofia Jakobsson is a Swedish female football player currently playing in the French Division 1 Féminine for Montpellier.
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Ellen White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Forward from Aylesbury

Nationality: United Kingdom

Ellen Toni White (born 9 May 1989) is an English international footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester City and the England national team. With England, she has played at the 2011 FIFA ...more
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Lieke Martens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup

Nationality: Netherlands

Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens is a Dutch footballer who plays for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. Before moving to Sweden for the 2014 season, Martens played for ...more
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Lindsey Horan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup

Nationality: USA

Lindsey Michelle Horan is an American professional soccer forward. She currently plays for the United States women's national soccer team and is signed to the professional French club, PSG. She ...more
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Marta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Marta Forward and Midfielder from Dois Riachos

Nationality: Brazil

Marta Vieira da Silva (born 19 February 1986), commonly known as Marta ([ˈmaɾtɐ]), is a Swedish-Brazilian footballer who plays for the Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League and the ...more
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Lucy Bronze is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Defender from Berwick-upon-Tweed

Nationality: England

Lucia Roberta Tough Bronze (born 28 October 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a right-back for French club Olympique Lyonnais and the England national team. She has previously played ...more
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Beth Mead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Forward from Whitby

Nationality: England

Bethany Jane Mead (born 9 May 1995) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for FA WSL club Arsenal and the England women's national team. She has represented England at every age level ...more
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Maren Mjelde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Maren Mjelde
Maren Nævdal Mjelde is a Norwegian international footballer who plays club football for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in the Damallsvenskan. Her elder brother, Erik Mjelde, is a footballer ...more
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Christine Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Forward from Burnaby

Nationality: Canada

Christine Margaret Sinclair, OC (born June 12, 1983) is a Canadian soccer player and captain of the Canadian national team. She plays professionally for the Portland Thorns FC in the National ...more
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Amandine Henry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Amandine Henry Midfielder from Lille

Nationality: France

Amandine Chantal Henry (born 28 September 1989) is a French football player who plays as a defensive midfielder for Olympique Lyon and the French senior team. A former women's youth ...more
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Fran Kirby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Forward from Reading

Nationality: England

Francesca Kirby (born 29 June 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for FA WSL club Chelsea and the England national team. She began her career with her local team ...more
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Jackie Groenen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Jackie Noelle Groenen is a Belgo-Dutch footballer and judoka. In January 2011 she debuted in the German Bundesliga as a player of SG Essen-Schönebeck and currently plays for Chelsea L.F.C.
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Eugénie Le Sommer... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Forward and Midfielder from Grasse

Nationality: France

Eugénie Anne Claudine Le Sommer (born 18 May 1989) is a French football player who plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais of the Division 1 Féminine. Le Sommer plays as a ...more
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Kim Little is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Midfielder from Aberdeen

Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom

Kim Alison Little (born 29 June 1990) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Arsenal in the FA WSL. She is a member of the Scotland national team. She is the vice captain and leading scorer for ...more
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Becky Sauerbrunn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Defender from St. Louis

Nationality: United States of America

Rebecca Elizabeth Sauerbrunn (born June 6, 1985) is an American soccer player, Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A veteran defender for the United States women's ...more
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Caroline Graham Hansen ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup
Caroline Graham Hansen

Nationality: Norway

Caroline Graham Hansen is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a winger for German Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg and the Norway women's national football team. She spent the second part of the ...more
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Nikita Parris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players In The 2019 Women's World Cup

Nationality: England

Nikita Josephine Parris (born 10 March 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Olympique Lyon and the England women's national football team. She is the sister of ...more