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

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

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Alex Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Alex Morgan Diamond Bar, California, United States of America

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Abby Wambach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Abby Wambach Rochester, New York, United States of America

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Birgit Prinz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Birgit Prinz Frankfurt, Germany

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Lotta Schelin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Lotta Schelin Trångsund

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Homare Sawa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Homare Sawa Fuchu, Japan

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Madeleine Giske is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Madeleine Giske Nuremberg, Germany

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Anja Mittag is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Anja Mittag Chemnitz, Germany

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Victoria Sandell Svensson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Victoria Sandell Svensson Borås, Sweden

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Michelle Akers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Michelle Akers Santa Clara, California, United States of America

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Sofia Jakobsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Sofia Jakobsson Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

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Guro Knutsen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Guro Knutsen Norway

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Caroline Seger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Caroline Seger Helsingborg, Sweden

The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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Sara Thunebro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Sara Thunebro Strängnäs, Sweden

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

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Alexandra Popp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Alexandra Popp Witten, Germany

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

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Kelly Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
wiabux added Kelly Smith Watford, United Kingdom

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Hope Solo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Hope Solo Richland, Tri-Cities, Washington

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Nilla Fischer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Nilla Fischer Kristianstad, Sweden

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Heather Mitts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Heather Mitts Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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Conny Pohlers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
JonathanWeider added Conny Pohlers Halle, Germany

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

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Tobin Heath is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
StanleyHolt added Tobin Heath Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America

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Marie Hammarström is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Marie Hammarström Glanshammar, Sweden

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

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Christie Rampone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Christie Rampone Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

The Best Current Female Soccer Players

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Lisa Dahlkvist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Lisa Dahlkvist Stockholm, Sweden

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Cindy Parlow Cone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Cindy Parlow Cone Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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Melanie Behringer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Melanie Behringer Lörrach, Germany

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Svenja Huth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Svenja Huth Alzenau, Germany

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Isabell Herlovsen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Isabell Herlovsen Mönchengladbach, Germany

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Kerstin Stegemann is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Kerstin Stegemann Rheine, Germany

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Louisa Nécib is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Louisa Nécib Marseille, France

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Mandy Islacker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Mandy Islacker Essen, Germany

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Heather O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Heather O'Reilly East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, United States of America

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Kim Kulig is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Kim Kulig Herrenberg, Germany

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Josefine Öqvist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Josefine Öqvist Uppsala, Sweden

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Brandi Chastain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Brandi Chastain San Jose, California, United States of America

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Simone Laudehr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Badgerboy added Simone Laudehr Regensburg, Germany

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Carin Jennings-Gabarra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Carin Jennings-Gabarra East Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

The Best Soccer Players from Germany

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Kerstin Garefrekes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Kerstin Garefrekes Ibbenbüren, Germany

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

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Emma Lundh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
svensson77 added Emma Lundh

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Joan Dunlap-Seivold is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Joan Dunlap-Seivold

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Caroline Putz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Caroline Putz

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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

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Kosovare Asllani is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
beneluxian added Kosovare Asllani Kristianstad, Sweden

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Silke Rottenberg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Silke Rottenberg Euskirchen, Germany