Female Athletes 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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1
457 274
Mia Hamm is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Selma, Alabama, United States of America

2
380 223
Marta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Dois Riachos, Brazil

3
171 85
Birgit Prinz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Frankfurt, Germany

4
486 286
Alex Morgan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Diamond Bar, California, United States of America

5
155 75
Lotta Schelin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Trångsund

6
158 78
Madeleine Giske is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Nuremberg, Germany

7
68 16
Tabea Kemme is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Stade, Germany

8
139 66
Homare Sawa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Fuchu, Japan

9
125 57
Guro Knutsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Norway

10
160 82
Anja Mittag is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Chemnitz, Germany

11
159 83
Victoria Sandell Svensson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Borås, Sweden

12
112 50
Caroline Seger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Helsingborg, Sweden

13
107 47
Alexandra Popp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Witten, Germany

14
111 47
Sara Thunebro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Strängnäs, Sweden

15
171 96
Michelle Akers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Santa Clara, California, United States of America

16
125 61
Sofia Jakobsson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

17
313 198
Abby Wambach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Rochester, New York, United States of America

18
117 58
Solveig Gulbrandsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Oslo, Norway

19
79 30
Nilla Fischer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Kristianstad, Sweden

20
108 56
Conny Pohlers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Halle, Germany

21
68 29
Marie Hammarström is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Glanshammar, Sweden

22
66 28
Lisa Dahlkvist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Stockholm, Sweden

23
109 66
Kelly Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
wiabux added Watford, United Kingdom

24
180 118
Christine Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Burnaby, Canada

25
42 9
Svenja Huth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Alzenau, Germany

26
42 10
Kerstin Stegemann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Rheine, Germany

27
110 68
Kristine Lilly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
New York City, New York, United States of America

28
40 9
Melanie Behringer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Lörrach, Germany

29
129 82
Heather Mitts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

30
43 12
Mandy Islacker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Essen, Germany

31
75 40
Isabell Herlovsen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Mönchengladbach, Germany

32
75 40
Cindy Parlow Cone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

33
282 201
Hope Solo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Tri-Cities, Richland, Washington

34
102 60
Christie Rampone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

35
61 30
Josefine Öqvist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Uppsala, Sweden

36
135 89
Tobin Heath is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
StanleyHolt added Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America

37
32 6
Kim Kulig is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Herrenberg, Germany

38
33 7
Kerstin Garefrekes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Ibbenbüren, Germany

39
63 32
Simone Laudehr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Regensburg, Germany

40
34 9
Emma Lundh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
svensson77 added Emma Lundh

41
56 32
Carin Jennings-Gabarra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
East Orange, New Jersey, USA

42
55 30
Caroline Putz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Caroline Putz

43
64 43
Joan Dunlap-Seivold is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Joan Dunlap-Seivold

44
47 26
Aly Wagner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
San Jose, California, United States of America

45
63 40
Louisa Nécib is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Marseille, France

46
67 44
Heather O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, USA

47
86 67
Brandi Chastain is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
San Jose, California, United States of America

48
17 3
Morgan Brian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
1519840171284 added morgan brian St. Simons, Georgia, United States of America

49
20 7
Silke Rottenberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Euskirchen, Germany

50
34 23
Kosovare Asllani is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Kristianstad, Sweden