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7 World Best Female Footballers in the World

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The Best FIFA Football Awards – The Best FIFA Women’s Player. Here come’s the 7 World Best Female Footballers in the World, With the introduction of women football by FIFA, the ‘beautiful game’ has been taken to a whole new level. Just as their male contemporaries, women in football …

 

7. CARLI LLOYD

best female footballersCarli Anne Lloyd born July 16, 1982 is an American soccer player, two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, 2015 FIFA Player of the Year and 2016 FIFA Player of the Year. She currently plays for Manchester City in the FA Women’s Super League and the United States women’s national soccer team as a midfielder. Lloyd scored the gold medal-winning goals in the finals of the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. She has represented the United States at three FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments: the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, in which she helped the U.S. win bronze; the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, in which the U.S. won silver; and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where Lloyd scored a hat trick, including a goal from midfield, in the final in captaining the U.S. to its third title.

Although she was initially criticised for being inconsistent at the beginning of career, and for losing possession too easily, Lloyd later developed into one of the best players in the world, and is highly regarded in particular for her outstanding determination, mental strength, and work-ethic. A tenacious, energetic, and hard-working player, she also is known for her control, technique, and passing accuracy, and is capable of aiding her team both defensively and offensively, due to her stamina, strength, and tackling, as well as her ability to get into good attacking positions, and either score goals or create chances for teammates. Lloyd lives with her husband, Brian Hollins, in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. She married him on November 4, 2016 in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. She has done philanthropic work for Habitat for Humanity.

 

6. ABBY WAMBACH

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Mary Abigail Wambach born June 2, 1980 is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach was a regular on the U.S. women’s national soccer team from 2003 to 2015, earning her first cap in 2001. As a forward, she currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals. Wambach was awarded the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first American woman to win the award in ten years. She was included on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.

Wambach announced her retirement on October 27, 2015. Her last game was played on December 16 in New Orleans when the United States played its last match of its 10-game Victory Tour following its win at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Her autobiography, Forward, released in September 2016, became a New York Times best seller. Wambach was a three-year captain for the Rochester Spirit club team and named All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year in 1995 and 1997. She was a member of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) U-16 National Team in 1996, the 1997 National U-20 Player Pool, and trained and played with the U.S. women’s national soccer team while competing in the 1997 U.S. Soccer Festival in Blaine, Minnesota. In 1997, she traveled to Beijing, China, as a member of the first American youth soccer team to ever compete there.

 

5. ALEX MORGAN

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Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco born July 2, 1989 is an American soccer player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. She is a forward for Orlando Pride in the NWSL and the United States women’s national soccer team. Shortly after graduating early from the University of California, Berkeley where she played for the women’s soccer team, Morgan was drafted number one overall in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash. There, she made her professional debut and helped the team win the league championship.

In 2015, Morgan was ranked by Time as the top-paid American women’s soccer player largely due to her numerous endorsement deals. Morgan, along with Canada’s Christine Sinclair and Australia’s Steph Catley, became the first women’s soccer players to appear on the cover of FIFA video games in 2015. She appeared alongside Lionel Messi on covers of FIFA 16 sold in the United States. Morgan married Servando Carrasco, a soccer player currently playing for Orlando City SC, on December 31, 2014. The two met at UC Berkeley where they both played soccer. Although her teammates rarely use it anymore, Morgan was given the nickname “Baby Horse” by her teammates on the U.S. women’s national team for her speed, running style, and youth. Morgan received the key to the city of Diamond Bar, her hometown, on January 24, 2016.

 

4. MARTA VIEIRA DA SILVA

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Marta Vieira da Silva born 19 February 1986, commonly known as Marta, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League and the Brazil national team as a forward. With 15 goals, she holds the record for most goals scored at FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments, surpassing Birgit Prinz’s previous record of 14 with a goal against South Korea in Brazil’s first match of the 2015 edition in Canada. Marta’s development accelerated with her first formal coaching, and she was named to the Brazilian teams that competed at the 2002 U-19 World Championship and 2003 FIFA Women’s Cup.

When the Vasco da Gama women’s program was discontinued due to a lack of funds, she jumped to Santa Cruz for a spell before moving to Sweden to join Umeå IK at age 17. Marta has three siblings, José, Valdir, and Angela. Her parents are Aldário and Tereza. As of 2010, she lives in San Jose and is a competent Swedish speaker. On 11 October 2010, Marta was named a UN goodwill ambassador. Marta is fluent in Portuguese, Swedish, and English, and religiously a Catholic and states that God is very important to her although she does not go to Church that often. She holds dual citizenships for Brazil and Sweden.

 

 

3. HOPE SOLO

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Hope Amelia Solo born July 30, 1981 is an American soccer goalkeeper, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and World Cup champion. She was the goalkeeper for the United States women’s national soccer team from 2000 through August 2016. After playing at the collegiate level for the University of Washington, she played professionally for the Philadelphia Charge in the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA).

When the WUSA folded after her first season, she traveled to Europe to play for the top division leagues in Sweden and France. From 2009 to 2011, she played in the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) for Saint Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat and magicJack. After the WPS ceased operations in early 2012, she played for the Seattle Sounders in the W-League. She most recently played for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, the top division of women’s soccer in the United States.

As the starting goalkeeper at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Solo helped the U.S. win the national team’s third World Cup championship since 1991. The final was the most-watched televised soccer game ever in the United States. As of August 6, 2016, Solo holds several U.S. goalkeeper records including appearances (202), starts (190), wins (153), shutouts (102), wins in a season (26), consecutive minutes played (1,256), and longest undefeated streak (55 games).

 

 

2. CHRISTINE SINCLAIR

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Christine Margaret Sinclair, OC born June 12, 1983 is a Canadian soccer player and captain of the Canadian national team. She plays professionally for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and previously played for FC Gold Pride and Western New York Flash in the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). A two-time Olympic bronze medalist and twelve-time recipient of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award, Sinclair is Canada’s all-time leading scorer and currently is second worldwide in all-time international goals scored (168) behind only Abby Wambach (184).

Sinclair played for Canada’s under-18 national team before making her debut for the senior team at age 16 at the 2000 Algarve Cup where she was the tournament’s leading scorer with three goals. She scored seven goals for Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup, tying her for the tournament lead with teammate Charmaine Hooper and USA’s Tiffeny Milbrett, a fellow Portland alumna. The same year, she represented Canada at the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship. Her record-setting ten goals in the tournament helped lead Canada to a second-place finish and earned her both the Golden Boot as leading scorer and Golden Ball as tournament MVP.

 

 

1. MARTA ORLANDO PRIDE

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Marta Vieira da Silva born 19 February 1986, commonly known as Marta, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League and the Brazil national team as a forward. With 15 goals, she holds the record for most goals scored at FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments, surpassing Birgit Prinz’s previous record of 14 with a goal against South Korea in Brazil’s first match of the 2015 edition in Canada.

Marta is often regarded as the best female player of all time, coveting the nickname Pele with skirts by Pele himself. She was named FIFA World Player of the Year five consecutive times between 2006 and 2010. She was a member of the Brazilian national teams that won the silver medal at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. Marta has three siblings, José, Valdir, and Angela. Her parents are Aldário and Tereza. As of 2010, she lives in San Jose and is a competent Swedish speaker. On 11 October 2010, Marta was named a UN goodwill ambassador. Marta is fluent in Portuguese, Swedish, and English, and religiously a Catholic and states that God is very important to her although she does not go to Church that often. She holds dual citizenships for Brazil and Sweden.

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