It should be no surprise that Brazil gave the world two of the greatest players, male and female. Pele established his legacy years ago. The world has lost track of how many times she has turned a defender around and left her in the dust. That includes dribbling confounding foes with her superb skill, creating goals thanks to her vision, and scoring them thanks to a tenacious desire to succeed. Her personal accolades are remarkable, earning the Fifa female world player of the year five consecutive times to The only thing missing from her trophy cabinet is a major championship, although Brazil have come close several times.
Greatest Women's Soccer Players
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To that end, readers may think of one or two names they might have included in the ranking. If so, they can be added in the comments section below. Renate Lingor retired from both club and international football in , but over the course of an illustrious year career she was the engine room for both FFC Frankfurt and the German national team. A technical specialist with the capability to take a well-placed free-kick, the nowyear-old won five national titles, two UEFA Cups, three World Cups and a pair of Olympic bronze medals. The following summer she won Olympic bronze, scoring a hat-trick in a losing effort against the United States in the semifinals. The year-old is also a two-time WPS champion and currently represents Portland Thorns at club level. The attacker, who contested an incredible five World Cups winning two of them and is a three-time Olympian winning two gold medals , was sometimes lost in the hoopla surrounding international teammate Mia Hamm, but on her own credentials she certainly deserves a place on this list.
U.S. Women's National Team
The first women's soccer World Cup was held in China in , and in less than 30 years, the game has developed a rich and storied history. Players from all over the globe amaze us with their ability on the pitch and captivate us with their lives away from the game. They are superstar athletes on par with any other sport in the world.
Women's association football , usually known as women's football or women's soccer , is the team sport of association football when played by women's teams only. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and national teams participate internationally. Women's football has faced many struggles throughout its history. Although its first golden age occurred in the United Kingdom in the early s, with matches attracting large crowds one match achieved over 50, spectators ,  The Football Association initiated a ban in in England that disallowed women's football games from taking place on the grounds used by its member clubs. This ban remained in effect until July