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Famous Female Soccer Players

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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?"
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    Heather Mitts Feeley (born June 9, 1978), 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 (WPS) 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
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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    Mariel Margaret Hamm-Garciaparra (born March 17, 1972) is an American retired professional soccer player, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion. Hailed as a soccer icon, she played as a forward for the United States women's national soccer team from 1987–2004. Hamm was the face of the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA), the first professional women's soccer league in the United States, where she played for the Washington Freedom from 2001–2003. She played college soccer for the North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team and helped the team win four consecutive NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship titles. During her tenure with the...  more
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Selma, Alabama, United States of America
  • Brandi Denise Chastain (born July 21, 1968) is an American retired soccer player, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold-medalist, coach, and sports broadcaster. She played for the United States national team from 1988–2004. In her 192 caps on the team, she scored 30 goals playing primarily in the defender and midfielder positions. She scored a World Cup-winning penalty shootout goal against China in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup final. Chastain played professionally for Shiroki FC in the Japan Women's Football League, the San Jose CyberRays of the Women's United Soccer Association, FC Gold Pride of Women's Professional Soccer, and California Storm of Women's...  more
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America
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    Carla Werden Overbeck (born May 9, 1968) 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
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Pasadena, California