The 50 Best Female Footballers in the World

Discover the top 50 female football players worldwide in this article. Learn about their skills, achievements, and contributions to the game.

by S Samayanka

Updated Mar 27, 2024

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The 50 Best Female Footballers in the World

The 50 Best Female Footballers in the World

Have you ever thought about the top players in women's football? On the field, these incredible athletes show the value of talent, determination, and teamwork. With their skill and love for the beautiful game, these players inspire us all, whether they are defenders or score amazing goals. 

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S.No

Player

Country

Club

Position

1

Aitana Bonmatí

Spain

Barcelona

Midfielder

2

Sam Kerr

Australia

Chelsea

Forward

3

Mary Earps

England

Manchester United

Goalkeeper

4

Linda Caicedo

Colombia

Real Madrid

Forward

5

Salma Paralluelo

Spain

Barcelona

Forward

6

Alexandra Popp

Germany

Wolfsburg

Forward

7

Fridolina Rolfö

Sweden

Barcelona

Forward/Defender

8

Mapi León

Spain

Barcelona

Defender

9

Jenni Hermoso

Spain

Pachuca

Forward/Midfielder

10

Olga Carmona

Spain

Real Madrid

Defender

11

Lauren James

England

Chelsea

Forward

12

Kadidiatou Diani

France

Lyon

Forward

13

Sophia Smith

USA

Portland Thorns

Forward

14

Lena Oberdorf

Germany

Wolfsburg

Midfielder

15

Caroline Graham Hansen

Norway

Barcelona

Forward

16

Patri Guijarro

Spain

Barcelona

Midfielder

17

Keira Walsh

England

Barcelona

Midfielder

18

Millie Bright

England

Chelsea

Defender

19

Caitlin Foord

Australia

Arsenal

Forward

20

Rachel Daly

England

Aston Villa

Defender/Forward

21

Naomi Girma

USA

San Diego Wave

Defender

22

Lauren Hemp

England

Manchester City

Forward

23

Lucy Bronze

England

Barcelona

Defender

24

Katie McCabe

Ireland

Arsenal

Various

25

Ona Batlle

Spain

Barcelona

Defender

26

Debinha

Brazil

Kansas City Current

Forward

27

Hinata Miyazawa

Japan

Manchester United

Midfielder

28

Asisat Oshoala

Nigeria

Barcelona

Forward

29

Lindsey Horan

USA

Lyon

Midfielder

30

Mariona Caldentey

Spain

Barcelona

Forward

31

Kerolin

Brazil

North Carolina Courage

Forward

32

Khadija Shaw

Jamaica

Manchester City

Forward

33

Georgia Stanway

England

Bayern Munich

Midfielder

34

Amanda Ilestedt

Sweden

Arsenal

Defender

35

Wendie Renard

France

Lyon

Defender

36

Guro Reiten

Norway

Chelsea

Midfielder

37

Melchie Dumornay

Haiti

Lyon

Midfielder

38

Grace Geyoro

France

PSG

Midfielder

39

Jill Roord

Netherlands

Manchester City

Midfielder

40

Alessia Russo

England

Arsenal

Forward

41

Steph Catley

Australia

Arsenal

Defender

42

Ewa Pajor

Poland

Wolfsburg

Forward

43

Esmee Brugts

Netherlands

Barcelona

Forward/Defender

44

Yui Hasegawa

Japan

Manchester City

Midfielder

45

Magdalena Eriksson

Sweden

Bayern Munich

Defender

46

Stina Blackstenius

Sweden

Arsenal

Forward

47

Rose Lavelle

USA

OL Reign

Midfielder

48

Ellie Carpenter

Australia

Lyon

Defender

49

Irene Paredes

Spain

Barcelona

Defender

50

Alex Greenwood

England

Manchester City

Defender

Aitana Bonmati

Aitana Bonmatí Conca is a Catalan professional football player. She plays midfield for both the Spain national team and Liga F club Barcelona. Bonmati is marked as the best player in the world; she is good at soccer. Bonmati has been an outstanding player for both Barcelona and Spain. She contributed to Barcelona's league and Champions League wins. 

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She was also a major factor in Spain's World Cup success. Bonmati is just 26 years old and is already a pro at playing games and performing tricky moves. Bonmati has won the Women's Ballon d'Or and other trophies from UEFA. UEFA named Bonmati as the Women's Player of the Year, and she is holding the Women's Ballon d'Or.

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Sam Kerr

Samantha May Kerr, OAM, is an Australian professional soccer player. She plays as a striker for FA Women's Super League club Chelsea and the Australian women's national team. From 2019, she has been the captain of the team. Sam Kerr is 30 years old and has scored 29 goals in 38 games for Chelsea, which helped them win the English League and the Cup again. 

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She even scored the only goal in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. Kerr got injured, and she did not have her best season. She played well for Chelsea before she got hurt in her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), ending her season soon. Despite this, she has been one of the top three football players. 

Salma Paralluelo

Salma Celeste Paralluelo Ayingono is a professional football player in Spanish. She was a former sprinter and plays as the left winger for Liga F club Barcelona and the Spanish women's national team. In 2022, she played her first game for Barcelona. 

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She has already scored 20 goals this season for Barcelona, helping her club win games and titles. Salma Paralluelo has achieved multiple awards for her playing style and skills. She was a starter in the Champions League final, and they won against Wolfsburg. Salma also played in the World Cup for Spain and helped them win too. 

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Keira Walsh

Keira Fae Walsh is an English professional football player. She plays midfielder for the England women's national team and Liga F club Barcelona. She has impressed everyone with her skills, and now she is one of the important players on England's soccer team. People continued to keep talking about her once she moved to Spain. 

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She was selected for the FIFA Women's World XI team based on her leadership abilities, excellent work values, and game sense. In 2023, Walsh won the Champions League and the Spanish title with Barcelona. She was also nominated for the FIFA Best Women's Player of the Year award.

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Alexandra Popp

Alexandra Popp-Höppe is a German football player. He plays as the striker for both the German national team and the Frauen-Bundesliga team VfL Wolfsburg. She is an excellent player for Germany, which is one of the best soccer teams in the world. Popp is known for remaining calm under pressure and motivating her players to give their best. 

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Popp played a part in Germany's World Cup success by scoring half of their eight goals and scoring in each of their three group-stage matches. Popp had another successful year in 2023 after having Germany win second in the Women's European Championship in 2022.

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Linda Caicedo

Linda Lizeth Caicedo Alegría is a professional football player from Colombia who plays as a forward for both the Colombia women's national team and Liga F club Real Madrid. She is well known for scoring goals in games. She made her big move by getting into Real Madrid, which made her fans excited to see her play on the world stage. 

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People were interested to see how she would perform in her first senior World Cup because she had played for Colombia in both the U20 and U17 World Cups. Caicedo was one of Colombia's strongest performers in the Women's World Cup and led her team to their best-ever quarterfinal finish.

Caroline Graham Hansen

Caroline Graham Hansen is a Norwegian professional football player. She plays as a winger for both the women's national team of Norway and FC Barcelona, a team in the Spanish Liga F. Only a few players in the world can set themselves up for goals as easily as she can. She is great on the field, scoring goals in games for Barcelona. 

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This shows her talent and how important she is for her team. She is one of the main players in Barcelona, and she is good at getting past defenders and creating opportunities for her team.

Fridolina Rolfö

Fridolina Rolfö is a Swedish professional footballer. She plays as a forward for both the Sweden national team and FC Barcelona, a team in the Spanish Liga F. When she runs down the left side of the field, her strength, speed, and simplicity are quite impressive. She is good at playing in two different positions one as a left-back for Barcelona and as a left-winger for Sweden.

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She played a big part in Barcelona winning both the Liga F and the Champions League, showing her contributions towards the team's success. Rolfö helped Sweden win third in the World Cup last summer by scoring three goals and winning the Champions League final. She faced injuries in the years 2023-24 and wants to get back on the field as soon as possible. 

Mary Earps

Mary Alexandra Earps, MBE, is an English goalkeeper. She plays for both the England national team and Manchester United's Women's Super League squad. Mary Earps has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. She was an outstanding player for Manchester United, leading them to their first-ever European tournament. 

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Mary's goalkeeping skills are getting better day by day, and in 2023 she was named the best goalkeeper. In England's journey to the World Cup final, she saved a penalty kick, but unfortunately, England lost to Spain. Mary's actions show that she is not just a great goalkeeper, but also someone who wishes to make a difference.

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Lauren James

Lauren Elizabeth James is known as an English professional football player. She plays forward for both the England women's national team and Chelsea of the Women's Super League. She has been known as one of the best forward players. In the 2023 World Cup, Lauren showed how talented she is she scored a hat trick against China. She got a red card in a game against Nigeria. 

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Even though she had to miss some matches, she came back in the final match against Spain. She is termed "the most naturally gifted player in the country" by her club manager, Emma Hayes. Lauren is well known for her skills and the amazing talent she has, and she keeps getting better every day. 

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