Marta Vieira da Silva, or simply Marta, all great Brazilian soccer players go by just one name (born on February 19, 1986 in Dois Riachos, Alagoas). At 21 years of age she is the worlds best women's soccer player. She plays midfield for Sweden's Umea IK, and is a member of the Brazilian National Team, where she plays forward. She is the 2006 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year. Scored this amazing goal against the USA in the World Cup in China.
Alex Morgan Morgan's ability to finish by any means necessary makes her one of the most dangerous players in the game of soccer. The California Berkley graduate plays for the Orlando Pride in the NWSL. n 2018, Morgan won US Soccer's Female Player of the Year award. She was nominated alongside Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe.
Megan Rapinoe She is clearly the best women's soccer player in the United States. Her touch on the ball incredible. She can score goals and create. But she is just so clever, perhaps the only player in the world of women's soccer who makes that surprise pass that leads to a goal. The one you don't expect. Plus she's just smooth on the soccer ball.
Mia Hamm The most recognized female soccer player in the world, she broke the all-time international scoring record, for men and women, on May 16, 1999, against Brazil in Orlando, Fla. with her 108th career goal.
Julie Foudy Co-captain and nine-year veteran of the U.S. Women's National Team ... Member of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games...
Michelle Akers A thundering center-forward, she dominated the Women's 1991 World Cup in China to earn the Golden Boot. She changed roles in the lead-up to the 1996 Olympics, dropping into midfield where her playmaking skills and composure with the ball could be more utilized while the beatings she took every game playing with her back to the goal would be greatly reduced.
Brandi Chastain Member of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games ... Started and played every minute of USA's five matches at the '96 Olympic Games ... Began training with the national team in September 1995 after spending two years away from the program ... Showed she still has excellent read of the game and came into camp at very high fitness level despite not having competed in an international match in two years ...
Joy Faucett Member of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games ... Had the assist on Tiffeny Milbrett's gold-medal-clinching goal v. China ... Started and played every minute of the USA's five matches at the `96 Olympic Games ... One of two players to play every minute of the United States' six games in the 1995 FIFA Women's World Championship in Sweden ...
Shannon MacMillian Member of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games ... Led the USA with 3 goals in five Olympic matches, including the match-winners versus Sweden and Norway ... Originally left off the roster for residential training camp leading up to the Olympics, she battled her way back onto the team and into the starting lineup ... The youngest member of the U.S. Women's National Team that won the silver medal that the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo, NY, where she made her debut with the U.S. Team ...
Briana Scurry Member of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games ... Started and played every minute of the USA's five matches at the 1996 Olympic games, conceding only three goals ... Starting goalkeeper for the 1995 women's team that finished third at the FIFA Women's World Championship in Sweden, and for the side that won the title at the 1994 CONCACAF Qualifying Championship in Montreal ...
Kristine Lilly Member of the gold Medal winning U.S. National Team at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games ... Played every minute of the USA's five matches at the `96 Olympic Games tournament ... Enters 1997 as the U.S. Women's National Team all-time appearance leader (121) and fourth-leading scorer (46) ... Named to the U.S. Women's Cup `96 All-Tournament Team ... Her three goals at the 1995 Women's World Championship in Sweden tied for the team lead with Tisha Venturini and Tiffeny Milbrett ...
Cindy Parlow One of the rising young stars in the national team program, she was the youngest member of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and the youngest gold-medal winning soccer player in Olympic history, male or female Began training with the U.S. Women's National Team in March 1995 ... Scored twice in her full U.S. National Team debut against Russia on Jan. 14, 1996 in Campinas, Brazil ...
Abby Wambach She led the team in scoring in 2004 with 31 goals in her last 30 matches, including the winning header in overtime of the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal match. Her 31 goals and 13 assists is the second highest point total for a single year in U.S. history.
Tiffeny Milbrett Member of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games ... Scored 2 goals at the Olympic Games, including the match-winner versus China to capture the gold medal ... Member of the 1995 world championship team that finished third in Sweden ... Tied with Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini as the team goal scoring leader at the Sweden '95 with three ... Played with the team that won the title at the 1994 CONCACAF Qualifying Championship in Montreal and helped the team qualify for the 1995 FIFA Women's World Championship in Sweden ... Lorrie Fair At 20, she was the youngest player on the 1999 American team that won the inaugural women's World Cup; member of U.S. 2000 women's Olympic team; helped North Carolina win Division I soccer titles in 1997 and 1999, winning tournament defensive MVP honors in 1999.
More top women 's soccer players to come:
Lucy Bronze (England)
Pernille Harder (Denmark)
Ada Hegerberg (Norway)
Amandine Henry (France)
Lindsey Horan (USA)
Fran Kirby (England)
Sam Kerr (Australia)
Saki Kumagai (Japan)
Amel Majri (France)
Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany)
Lieke Martens (Netherlands)
Wendie Renard (France)
Christine Sinclair (Canada)