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The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time 

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List of the best female soccer players of all time. The greatest female athletes in the world of soccer are ranked here in order of greatness. What is so promising about the future of soccer is that many of these women's soccer stars are new or current players. Still, many of these soccer players are women who made history and were vital to the progression of women in this sport. American football is what it is because of female athletes like these. 
It is also interesting to see what former female soccer players used to do. For instance, Tisha Venturini-Hoch is now the National Spokesperson for Produce for Better Health. And after Aly Wagner retired from the Los Angeles sol of Women's Professional Soccer, she became the Chief Operating Officer of Eleanor's VF-11, a plant food company. Carla Werden Overbeck, former member and captain of the U.S. women's national soccer team, went on to become Duke University's assistant coach. She, like many others on this list, has since earned her spot in the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
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Birgit Prinz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Forward from Frankfurt, Germany
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Marta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Marta Forward and Midfielder from Dois Riachos, Brazil
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Lotta Schelin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Forward and Midfielder from Trångsund
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Mia Hamm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Forward from Selma, Alabama, United States of America
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Madeleine Giske is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Midfielder from Nuremberg, Germany
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Victoria Sandell Svensso... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Victoria Sandell Svensson Forward from Borås, Sweden
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Michelle Akers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Midfielder from Santa Clara, California, United States of America
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Alexandra Popp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Forward from Witten, Germany
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Caroline Seger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Midfielder from Helsingborg, Sweden
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Abby Wambach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Forward from Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Guro Knutsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added
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Christine Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Forward from Burnaby, Canada
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Alex Morgan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Forward from Diamond Bar, California
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Solveig Gulbrandsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added
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Anja Mittag is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Forward from Chemnitz, Germany
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Homare Sawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Midfielder from Fuchu, Japan
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Kristine Lilly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Forward and Midfielder from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Tabea Kemme is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Tabea Kemme Defender from Stade, Germany
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Heather Mitts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Defender from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
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Conny Pohlers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Forward from Halle, Germany
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Sofia Jakobsson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added
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Kelly Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
wiabux added Forward from Watford, United Kingdom
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Sara Thunebro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Defender from Strängnäs, Sweden
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Christie Rampone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Defender from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
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Hope Solo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Goalkeeper from Richland, Tri-Cities, Washington, United States of America