Top 10 Successful Footballers of FIFA Women’s World Cup of all time

Top 10 Successful Footballers of FIFA Women’s World Cup of all time

Several female soccer players have put up a great display of soccer skills, and are now counted among the top players in the world.

Football is a sport of power, agility, and sweat, it has always been considered more of a masculine idea of entertainment. It is not believed to be the forte of women. However, over many decades, women have proven that they can be just as good with the ball as their male counterparts.

Top 10 Most Successful Footballers of FIFA Women’s World Cup:

Article Highlights

1. Marta
2. Birgit Prinz
3. Abby Wambach
4. Michelle Akers
5. Sun Wen
6. Bettina Wiegmann
7. Ann Kristin Aarønes
8. Heidi Mohr
9. Linda Medalen
10. Hege Riise

Like in case of male soccer, female football, too, is seen at its best during the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Some of the greatest performances by the soccer players have been recorded in the course of this tournament. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Most Successful footballers of FIFA Women’s World Cup.

10) Hege Riise: 

Former Norwegian footballer Hege Riise was a member of the Norway soccer team that won the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Hege Riise participated in four Women’s World Cup in her active footballing career in 1991, 1995, 1999 and 2003.

Hege Riise played the last Match in the year 2003.(Source:Getty Images)

She scored a total of 9 goals in FIFA World Cups and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of 10 most successful footballers of FIFA women’s world cup. Riise scored 1 goal in the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup China, 5 goals in 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden and 3 goals in 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

9) Linda Medalen:

Former Norwegian footballer Linda Medalen was a leading member of the Norwegian team that won the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She works as a police officer beside her active football career. She has participated in three Women’s World Cup in her active soccer career in 1991, 1995 and 1999.

Linda Medalen of Norway (R) kicks the ball away against Germany.

Linda Medalen scored 6 goals in 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup China, 2 goals in 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden and 1 goal in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup United States for her national side.

8) Heidi Mohr: 

Former German footballer Heidi Mohr was renowned for her amazing speed and also for her ability to shoot with both of her feet. She was voted Europe’s Footballer of the Century in 1999 and was the top scorer in the Bundesliga for 5 consecutive years from 1991 to 1995.

Heidi Mohr of Germany battle for the ball during the women’s European Championship.

Heidi Mohr scored 7 goals in 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup China and 3 goals in 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden for her national side.

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7) Ann Kristin Aarones:

Former footballer Ann Kristin “Anka” Aarønes was a member of the women’s national soccer team of Norway and is included in the All-star team at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She scored 60 goals in 111 matches for Norway between 1990 and 1999.

Ann Kristin Aarønes participated in two Women’s World Cup in her active soccer career in 1995 and 1999.

She scored a total of 10 goals in FIFA World Cups and is inducted in the seventh place in our list of 10 most successful footballers of FIFA women’s world cup. Ann Kristin Aarønes scored 6 goals in 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden and 4 goals in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup United States for her national side.

6) Bettina Wiegmann:

Retired football midfielder Bettina Wiegmann was a member of the women’s national soccer team of Germany. She was named German Female Footballer of the Year in 1997.

Bettina Wiegmann U15 Girl’s Germany Team Presentation.(Source: Sports Info)

She scored a total of 11 goals in FIFA World Cups and is inducted in the sixth place in our list of 10 most successful footballers of FIFA women’s world cup. Bettina Wiegmann scored 3 goals in 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup China, 3 goals in 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden, 3 goals in 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup

5) Sun Wen: 

Retired Chinese footballer Sun Wen won the FIFA Female Player of the Century along with Michelle Akers in 2000. She won both the Golden Ball and Golden Boot at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Former Chinese women’s football team striker Sun Wen is to be a football reporter for a local newspaper in Shanghai.

She scored a total of 11 goals in FIFA World Cups and is inducted in the fifth place in our list of 10 most successful footballers of FIFA women’s world cup. Sun Wen scored 1 goal in 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup China, 2 goals in 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden, 7 goals in 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup the United States and 1 goal in 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup United States for her national side.

4) Michelle Akers:

Former leading American soccer player Michelle Anne Akers won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the 1991 FIFA World Cup. She was named FIFA Female Player of the Century and is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

FIFA recognized Michelle Akers work and contribution to the game and awarded her the FIFA Order of Merit.(Source:Getty Images)

She scored a total of 12 goals in FIFA World Cups and is inducted in the fourth place in our list of 10 most successful footballers of FIFA women’s world cup. Michelle Akers scored 10 goals in 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup China and 2 goals in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup United States

3) Birgit Prinz: 

Retired German female association football player Birgit Prinz is widely regarded as one of the soccer’s most prolific strikers. She currently works as a sports psychologist for the Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Birgit Prinz of Germany runs with the ball during the Women’s International friendly match between Germany in 1999.(Source: AFP)

She scored a total of 14 goals in FIFA World Cups and is inducted in the second place in our list of 10 most successful footballers of FIFA women’s world cup. Birgit Prinz scored 1 goal each in 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden and 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup the United States, 7 goals in 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup the United States.

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2) Abby Wambach:

American soccer player and Coach Mary Abigail “Abby” Wambach was named 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year. She is also a six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award.

Abby Wambach want a  FIFA Position In The Future.(Source:AFP)

She scored a total of 13 goals in FIFA World Cups and is inducted in the third place in our list of 10 most successful footballers of FIFA women’s world cup. Abby Wambach scored 3 goals in the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup United States, 6 goals in 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup China.

1) Marta Vieira da

Brazilian football forward Marta Vieira da Silva plays for FC Rosengård of the Swedish Damallsvenskan besides her international appearance for the Brazilian soccer team. She was a member of the Brazilian national football teams that won the silver medal at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.

Marta Vieira da Silva, Footballer, Brazilian. (Source: Getty)

She scored a total of 14 goals in FIFA World Cups and is inducted in the top place in our list of 10 most successful footballers of FIFA women’s world cup. Marta scored 3 goals in the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup United States, 7 goals in 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup China and 4 goals in 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany for her national side.

 

 

 

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