The world football village not only recognizes excellent male players, but this sport also honors excellent female players. Here, we will introduce to you the Top 10 greatest female players of all time in world football history.
Marta Vieira da Silva was born in 1986, considered the No. 1 legend of the women’s football world. She is mentioned with many different nicknames such as the queen of football, Pele in skirts, the best player in the world…
Known for her excellent ball-handling skills, the ability to observe, dribble, and score. Marta was the owner of FIFA’s Player of the Year award five times in a row in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. She also won the Golden Ball award at the 2004 World U19 Women’s Football Championship.
She and the Brazilian team won the Silver Medal at 2004, 2008 Summer Olympics. Marta currently holds the record for most goals scored at the World Cup with 15 goals, surpassing Birgit Prinz’s previous record with 14 tables.
Michelle Akers (USA)
Michelle Akers was born in 1966, she is one of the best female football players in American football. Akers is also the top scorer in the 1991 Women’s World Cup with 10 goals, including 1 match Akers scored 5 goals.
In 1996, Akers and the US team attended the Summer Olympics, held in Atlanta, Georgia, and won a gold medal. In 1999, the US team won the Cup, and Akers was elected to the squad of the tournament.
Akers officially retired in 2000. After retiring, Akers continued to participate in football development and writing. In 2002, Akers was voted by FIFA as the best female player of the century. In 2004, Akers and Mia Hamm were two female players selected by Pele in the list of 125 best surviving players.
Birgit Prinz (Germany)
Birgit Prinz, born in 1977, is considered a monument of German women’s football. She made her debut for Germany in 1994 (she was 16 at the time) in a match against Canada.
After 18 years of playing, Birgit Prinz played for the German team 214 games, scoring 128 goals and helping the country to win 2 world championships in 2003, 2007, and 5 European championships (1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009). Birgit Prinz is the female player with the most number of goals in the history of the German women’s football team. She was voted FIFA’s Best Female Player of the World in 2003, 2004, and 2005.