Over the last decade or so, women’s sports have been generating a lot more mainstream attention and drawing in more fans from across, the globe, and rightfully so. Out of the many different women’s sports currently enjoying such increases in popularity, you simply cannot overlook women’s soccer.
Soccer, often called the ‘beautiful game’ is enjoyed all over the globe, and is one of the most popular sports in existence. For decades, it was men that grabbed the headlines and pulled in the fans, but now is the time of the women.
Women’s soccer enjoyed arguably it’s biggest and most successful year last year, and once sporting action resumes, this year looks set to top that.If you’re looking to brush up on your women’s soccer trivia, here’s a look at 4 of the best female soccer players in the world right now.
First on our list today we have the hugely talented Carli Lloyd. Carli is a two-time Olympic gold medallist who plays for the US national squad, and on club level, for Sky Blues FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. Carli plays as a midfielder and has twice been voted as the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year and has scored close to 100 goals as of this writing. She is best remembered for her gold medal winning goals in the finals of the 2012 and 2008 Summer Olympics.
Ada Hegerberg is one of the most gifted strikers to ever grace women’s soccer. Ada hails from Norway and is currently playing for Olympique Lyonnais in France, where she continues to score goals for fun. In 2017 she was named the BBC’s Women’s Footballer of the Year, and in 2018 she became the first female to win the Women’s Balloon D’or.
Marta is a Brazilian prodigy who is often referred to as the ‘female Pele’. That alone should give you a clue about just how talented she really is.Marta has scored over 100 goals for her country, and currently plays for Sbobet. Marta holds the record for the most goals ever scored at FIFA World Cup Tournaments, with 17 goals, and from 2006 to 2010 she was voted Female Player of the Year on five consecutive times. At 33, she is in the latter stages of her professional career, but there is plenty still left in the tank.
And finally, we have Megan Rapinoe. Megan, 33, is one of the most decorated women’s soccer players to ever lace up the boots. This US international plays as a midfielder/winger and has won a Gold Medal, along with 2 x World Cups.Currently playing for Reign FC, and serving as co-captain for the US, Megan is a leader on the pitch, and in 2019, she was named as FIFA’s Best Women’s Player, and has previously won the Women’s Balloon D’or. Despite being in the later stages of her career, Megan still looks to be in her prime, which is great news for female soccer fans across the globe.