The professional footballers are one of the most loved and followed personalities at the planet. Just like male footballers, female footballers are also contributing in the loyalty and elegance of soccer. Below are the 10 best female soccer players in the world that are currently active.
10. NADINE ANGERER
The skipper of Garman National women soccer team Nadine Angerer is one of the best female soccer goalkeepers in the world. She currently plays for Portland Thorns in the NWSL. Angerer was named FIFA World Player of the Year on 13 January 2014. She became the first goalkeeper-male or female-to win the award.
9. LOTTA SCHELIN
Lotta Schelin is one of the active top female soccer players in the world. She is playing for Sweden women’s national team since 2004 as a striker. She is compared with her fellow Swede Zlatan Ibrahimović due to her height, strength and offensive technique in football.
8. HOMARE SAWA
The captain of the Japan Women’s National Football team Homare Sawa is at No 8 position in our list of 10 current best female soccer players in the world. She led her team to win the gold in 2011 FIFA women’s World Cup and silver medal in 2012 Summer Olympics. She currently plays for INAC Kobe Leonessa in the Nadeshiko League Division
7. SYDNEY LEROUX
Sydney Leroux is one of the best strikers in current female soccer. She started his international career for Canada and played for Canada U-19 national team. In 2008 she chose to play for the US women’s national uner-20 soccer team. She elected to US senior national team in 2012. She was also part of 2012 summer Olympics winner team.
6. CARLI LLOYD
Carli Lloyd is one of the top-class United States soccer players. She plays as a midfielder in US Women’s national team and for Houston Dash. The two-time Olympic gold medalist has scored winnings goals in the finals of both 2008 and 2012 summer Olympics. She has played active role to collect bronze in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and silver at 2011 FIFA women’s world cup.
5. HOPE SOLO
The two-time Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo is an American soccer goalkeeper. She is regarded one of the top goalkeeper in the world. She has been goalkeeping for US women’s national soccer team since 2000. She has played active role in FIFA women’s world cup 2007 to help the US team to the semifinal. During the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, her exceptional skill was highlighted especially during a quarter-final match against Brazil, in which the U.S. defeated Brazil in penalty kicks.
4. DZSENIFER MAROZSÁN
Dzsenifer Marozsán is a young German footballer plays for 1. FFC Frankfurt. She is the youngest ever player to play in the Bundeslega at the age of 14 years and 7 months. She is also Bundesliga’s youngest goal scorer at 15 years and 4 months. She made her debut for the German National Team on 28 October 2010. Now she is an integral part of German women soccer team. Playing as a midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsán is one of the current best female footballers in the world.
3. ABBY WAMBACH
The six-time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award winner Abby Wambach is another great female footballer in our list of current best female soccer players in the world. Abby Wambach has played for the United States women’s national soccer team since 2001. She has awarded two-time Olympic gold medals, and the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year award. Since 2003 she is regular with US national team.
The Brazilian female footballer Marta is one of the best female soccer players of present era. She is a member of Brazil women’s national football team. She also plays for FC Rosengard of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. Playing as a forward, Marta is a phenomenal footballer. She has earned ultimate fame due to his excellent skills and speed in football world. She was named FIFA World Cup player of the year five consecutive times 2006 and 2010. She was also won Golden ball at the 2004 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship.
1. ALEX MORGAN
The American female soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan is a true combination of beauty and skill. She is the one of the most popular female footballer in the world.At age 22, she was the youngest player on the national team at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She scored the game-winning goal in the 123rd minute of the semifinal game against Canada in the 2012 London Olympics. She is the only American women to score 20 goals and collect 20 assists in the same calendar year.