Top 10 Greatest Women Footballers Of All Times

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 | 1

Women football has come along way and today we are going to take a look at top 10 greatest female footaballers to have graced the beautiful game even more beautifuly. The first women world cup was held back in 1991 and since than the quality and competition in women football has increased massively. We covered Women’s Euro 2013 at tsmplug and were surprised by the number of visitors to our site throughout the competition. So today we though to research and come up with out top 10 list of Greatest female footballers in the world.

Marta Vieira da Silva brazil greatest women football player1. Marta Vieira da Silva
Age: 27
Position: Striker
Debut: 2006
International Matches – 72 (80 Goals)
Current Club: Tyresö FF

By far the greatest footballer in terms of skill and talent, Marta is just 27 years old and she has achieved alot indvidualy and as a team player. She plays here club trade in Sweden but its performances with her native national team Brazil which made her a super star and won the ballon D’or last year. She has incredeble scoring record of 80 goals in 72 matches so far.
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2. Mia Hamm ( Mariel Margaret Hamm)
Country: USA
Age: 41
Position: Striker
Debut: 1987
International Matches – 275 (158 Goals)
Current Club: Washington Freedom

Now Mia Hamm is the face of American soccer and she has been one of the best players to have player in the sport of woment football. She won the World Cup with United States and just because of her talent skill and performances so many women in United States got into football.
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3. Birgit Prinz
Coutry: Germany
Age: 36
Position: Striker
Debut: 1994
International Matches – 228 (128 Goals)
Current Club: Carolina Courage

Now retired by one of the best female footbalers to have come from Europe. Birgit Prinz started his professional career at the mere age of 16 and before retiring from football she player 214 times for international women German side, scoring 128 goals in the process.
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4. Sun Wen
Country: China
Age: 40
Position: Striker
Years active: 1999-2006
International Matches – 152 (106 Goals)
Current Club: Shengai

Sun Wen was the player of the FIFA Women’s World Cup back in 1999 and she was considered as one of the greatest players in women football. Scored 106 goals in just 152 apperences but came so close to winning World Cup for china but lost on penalties in famous final against United States.
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5. Homare Sawa
Country: Japan
Age: 35
Position: Midfielder
Years active: 1993 – 2012
International Matches – 187 (83 Goals)
Current Club: Yomiuri Beleza

Another Asian, Homare Sawa was one of the great midfield players the world has seen and her route to stardom was leading Japan to 2011 World Cup win. her career spaned 20 years and she scored 83 goals for national team in just 180 goals.
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6. Abby Wambach
Coutry: USA
Age: 33
Position: Striker
Years Active: 2003 to now
International Matches – 212 (162 Goals)
Current Club: Washington Freedom

a five time winner of USA soccer player of the year, Abby Wambach has scored massive 162 goals in jsut 212 matches she has player and was part of USA’s squad who lost to Japan in the final of FIFA World Cup 2011.
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7. Cristiane Rozeira de Souza Silva
Coutry: Brazil
Age: 28
Position: Striker
Years Active: 2003 to now
International Matches – 45 (31 Goals)
Current Club: Chicago Red Stars

She is partner in crime with Marta and both work together to great effect with Brazil, she has player for number of women clubs, won Copa Libertadores with Santos and Bundesliga with Wolfburg.
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8. Kelly Smith
Age: 35
Position: Striker
Debut: 1994
International Matches – 117 (45 Goals)
Current Club: Arsenal

Kelly Smith is the face of english women football, she is currently 35 years of age and is playing for Arsenal in English top tier women’s league, this is her 3rd spell at the club.
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9. Renate Lingor
Coutry: Germany
Age: 38
Position: Midfielder
Years Active: 1995-2008
International Matches – 147 (105 Goals)
Current Club: 1.FFC Frankfurt
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10. Hanna Ljungberg
Coutry: Sweden
Age: 35
Position: Forward
Years Active: 1996–2008
International Matches – 147 (105 Goals)
Current Club: Umea IK

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  • Maciek Hubiak

    How is it possible that Christine Sinclair is not on the list? Easily belongs in the top 3



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