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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?"
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, Philadelphia Independence and Atlanta Beat. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, and was a member of the U.S. women's national team. She played in four matches in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, where the U.S. national team finished second. Mitts announced her retirement from soccer via Twitter on March 13, 2013. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Also Ranked

#28 on The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time

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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, male or female, in the history of soccer, until 2013 when fellow American Abby Wambach scored her 159th goal to break the record. Hamm is also the third most capped female player in soccer history behind Kristine Lilly and Christie Rampone, appearing in 275 international matches. She also holds the national team record for most career assists with 144. Hamm was named the women's FIFA World ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Selma, Alabama, United States of America

Also Ranked

#78 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

#4 on The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time

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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 Women's Professional Soccer. She is best known for her game-winning penalty shootout kick against China in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup final and her celebration afterwards. Amongst her many achievements, Chastain has won two Women's World Cup championships, two Olympic gold medals, and an Olympic silver medal. She is married to her former college coach, Jerry Smith, who is still the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America

Also Ranked

#47 on The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time

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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. She was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America

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